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SCREEN MUSIC AWARDS 2010 - WINNERS

CHRISTOPHER GORDON SCORES DOUBLE WITH MAO
Celebrated and multi-awarded composer Christopher Gordon’s peers at the 2010 Screen Music Awards have voted his score for Mao’s Last Dancer Best Feature Film score and Best Soundtrack Album, which follows the score’s triumph at the 2009 AFI Awards, reports Andrew L. Urban. 


Guy Gross is also a double winner, with his score for A Model Daughter: The Killing of Caroline Byrne winning both Best Music for a Mini Series or Telemovie and Best Song for the Screen.

The familiar names from past music screen awards, Michael Yezerski and Nerida Tyson-Chew, both took home 2010 awards, held at the BMW Edge Theatre in Melbourne ACMI in Federation Square on November 9, in front of a full house comprising musicians, music publishers, media and VIP guests. 

For the fifth year, Paul Grabowski was the musical director, arranging and conducting the 17 piece orchestra in a presentation that placed music and the composers front and centre. Clips of interviews (conducted by Andrew L. Urban) with a dozen nominees were a new addition to the format of the show, which was hosted by The Chaser’s Andrew Hansen and Chris Taylor, themselves nominees for Best Original Song, for The War is Over, a song intended to appease all those the Chaser has offended, abused, ridiculed and satirised. 

Presenters included Gia Carides, Ben Franklin and Noni Hazlehurst, a previous hostess on ABC TV’s Playschool, who said she felt especially honoured to be invited as she had seenn first hand how the “pure essence” of music had been a crucial part of the show’s appeal to children.

Ash Grunwald performed one of his songs, and the presentation closed with Christopher Gordon conducting the 17 piece band in a special arrangement of music from his award winning score for Mao’s Last Dancer.

The Screen Music Awards is a joint effort between APRA and AGSC, and celebrates excellence in screen music composition.

WINNERS (film categories):
Best Feature Film Score
Mao’s Last Dancer / Composer Christopher Gordon 

Best Soundtrack Album
Mao’s Last Dancer / Composer Christopher Gordon 

Best Music for a Documentary
Trishna & Krishna: The Quest for Separate Lives / Composer Nerida Tyson-Chew 

Best Music for a Short Film
The Lost Thing / Composer Michael Yezerski, Publisher Sandcastle Music Pty 

Best Original Song Composed for the Screen
‘Hold Me’ from A Model Daughter: The Killing of Caroline Byrne / Composer Guy Gross (also won Best Music for a Mini Series or Telemovie)


Paul Grabowsky, Andrew Hansen and Chris Taylor (The Chaser), Nerida Tyson Chew
Published November 11, 2010

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Andrew L. Urban interviews Christopher Gordon


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