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Kamen nabs Kirk award at BMI fete

Michael Kamen was given the Richard Kirk lifetime achievement award to highlight the annual Broadcast Music Inc. film and television awards, held Wednesday night at the Regent Beverly Wilshire.

Most-performed song from a motion picture honors went to Antonio (L.A.) Reid, Kenneth (Babyface) Edmonds and Daryl Simmons for “End of the Road” from the film “Boomerang.”

Among the composers honored for their film work were Danny Elfman for “Batman Returns,” Jerry Goldsmith for “Basic Instinct,” Hans Zimmer for “A League of Their Own,” Alan Silvestri for “Father of the Bride,” John Williams for “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York” and Thomas Newman for “Fried Green Tomatoes.”

Alan Menken received five awards for his work on “Aladdin,” recognizing his two Academy Awards and two Golden Globes for the film’s music and the song “A Whole New World,” as well as for being one of the top-grossing films.

A list of winners follows:



Michael Kamen


Danny Elfman, “Batman Returns”

Eric Clapton, Michael Kamen, David Sanborn (PRS/BMI),”Lethal Weapon 3″

John Williams, “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.”

Jerry Goldsmith, “Basic Instinct”

Hans Zimmer (PRS/BMI), “A League of Their Own”

Alan Silvestri, “Father of the Bride”

Thomas Newman, “Fried Green Tomatoes”

Alan Menken, “Aladdin”

Gary Chang, “Under Siege”

Lennie Niehaus, “Unforgiven”


Alan Menken, “Aladdin” (for both Oscar & Golden Globe)

Alan Menken, “A Whole New World” (for both Oscar & Golden Globe)



Kenneth (Babyface) Edmonds, Antonio (L.A.) Reid, Daryl Simmons, “End of the Road” from “Boomerang”


Steve Tyrell, Stephanie Tyrell, Barry Coffing, “How Do You Talk to An Angel” from “The Heights.”


Steve Dorff, “Murphy Brown”

Bruce Babcock, Steve Dorff, “Murder, She Wrote”

Jeff Franklin, Bennett Salvay, “Full House”

Bob Israel, “20/20”

David Schwartz, “Northern Exposure”

Stu Goldberg, Scott Roewe, “Rescue: 911”

Denzil Foster, Thomas McElroy, Bennett Salvay, “Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper”

W.G. (Snuffy) Walden, “The Jackie Thomas Show”

Bobby Goldsboro, “Evening Shade”

Bruce Miller, “Hearts Afire”

Mike Post, Stephen Geyer, Frank Denson, “Blossom”


Ed Bogas

Steve Dorff

Randy Edelman

Bob Israel

Michael Kamen

Artie Kane


Bruce Babcock, “Matlock”

Hank Williams Jr., “ABC Monday Night Football Boogie” from “ABC Monday Night Football”

Curt Sobel, “Why Do I Lie” from “Cast a Deadly Spell”

Wes Boatman, Barry Devorzon, A.J. Gundell, Richard Hazard, John Henry, “Guiding Light”

A.J. Gundell, “I Knew That I’d Fall” from “Guiding Light”

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