ASCAP honors Debney with Henry Mancini Award
ASCAP handed out its 20th annual film and television awards Wednesday night at the Beverly Hilton to composers with scores in the top films and TV shows.Film score composers honored were Marco Beltrami (“I, Robot”), John Debney (“The Passion of the Christ,” “The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement”), Michael Giacchino (“The Incredibles”), Jeff Gibbs (“Fahrenheit 9/11″), James Horner (“Troy”), James Newton Howard (“Collateral,” “The Village”), Gregor Narholz (“The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie”), Randy Newman (“Meet the Fockers”), Antonio Pinto (additional music for “Collateral”), John Powell (“The Bourne Supremacy”), Alan Silvestri (“The Polar Express,” “Van Helsing”) and Hans Zimmer (“Shark Tale”). Debney was also honored with the ASCAP Henry Mancini Award for his work on more than 50 films. Trophied for themes and underscores in the highest-rated series in 2004 were J.J. Abrams and Michael Giacchino (“Lost”); Lee Aronsohn and Grant Geissman (“Two and a Half Men”); Jake Black, Simon Edwards, Piers Marsh and Robert Spragg (“The Sopranos”); Jeff Cardoni (“CSI: Miami”); Catherine Dennis, Julian Gingell and Barry Stone (“American Idol”); Reinhold Heil and Johnny Klimek (“Without a Trace”); James Newton Howard (“ER”); Russ Landau (“Survivor: All-Stars,” “Survivor: Vanuatu”); Michael Levine (“Cold Case”); Rick Marotta (“Everybody Loves Raymond”); Randy Newman (“Monk”); Atli Orvarsson (“Law and Order,” “Law & Order: SVU”); Michael Skloff (“Friends”); and David Vanacore (“The Apprentice”). Most performed themes awards went to Frank Catanzaro, Dan Foliart, Branford Marsalis, Howard Shore and Michael Skloff. Most performed underscore awards went to Jack Allocco, Catanzaro, David Kurtz, Russ Landau, Mark Snow and David Vanacore. The Golden Note Award was presented to Snow for his success over the past 20 years. The evening also celebrated the centennial of legendary songwriter-composer Harold Arlen.