Australian Screen Composers Honoured at the 2017 Screen Music Awards

November 14, 2017
Jasper Jones, Alien: Covenant, Whiteley and more picked up gongs at this year's ceremony.

The winners are in for the 2017 Screen Music Awards, which were held last night at the Recital Centre in Melbourne. A co-production between APRA AMCOS and the AGSC (Australian Guild of Screen Composers), the event handed out awards across 12 categories, lauding work on the big screen and small.

Antony Partos (Animal Kingdom, The Rover, Redfern Now) took home Feature Film Score of the Year award for his work on the WA-shot Jasper Jones, his second consecutive win after being awarded in 2016 for 99 Homes. Missy Higgins won Best Original Song Composed for the Screen for  “Torchlight” from Don’t Tell, while Fox League Super Saturday scored Best Television Theme for their tune, composed by Briggs, Justin Shave and Charlton Hill.

Briggs said, “I created this track as the theme for the Fox League channel – the song reflects the journey of the Indigenous players – who give so much excitement and leadership to the sport and community week in and week out, not just the specific Indigenous round.”

The full list of winners follows:

Distinguished Services to the Australian Screen Award
Martin Armiger

Feature Film Score of the Year
Jasper Jones, Antony Partos

Best Music for a Television Series or Serial
The Get Down, Elliott Wheeler

Best Television Theme
Fox League Super Saturday, Briggs, Justin Shave and Charlton Hill

Best Music for a Mini-Series or Telemovie
Barracuda, Bryony Marks

Best Original Song Composed for the Screen
Torchlight from Don’t Tell, Missy Higgins

Best Music for a Documentary
Whiteley, Ash Gibson Greig

Best Music for a Short Film
Last Tree Standing, Me-Lee Hay

Best Soundtrack Album
Alien: Covenant, Jed Kurzel

Best Music for Children’s Television
Bottersnikes & Gumbles: The Ugly Pageant, Michael Szumowski

Best Music for an Advertisement
Good Mood Water: The Bad Choice, Lindsay Jehan and Nathan Cavaleri

Most Performed Screen Composer – Australia
Adam Gock and Dinesh Wicks

Most Performed Screen Composer – Overseas
Neil Sutherland

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