Desplat named composer of the year

Musician earns top prize from World Soundtrack Awards

Brussels– Alexandre Desplat has taken top honors at the World Soundtrack Awards for the second year running.

He was named film composer of the year on Saturday evening for his work on “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” “New Moon,” “Julie & Julia” and “The Ghost Writer.”

“Mr Fox” also got the nod for best original film score, repeating Desplat’s double last year with “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”

Kudos for best original song went to “The Weary Kind” from “Crazy Heart,” with music and lyrics by Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett.

Polish composer Abel Korzeniowski was named discovery of the year for his work on “A Single Man,” which also picked up the public choice award.

John Barry received the World Soundtrack lifetime achievement award.

Now in their tenth edition, the award ceremony closed the Ghent Film Festival in Belgium.

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