The Screen Music Awards go live again and head to Melbourne in 2022
When the awards were last presented in Melbourne
After two years of virtual events, the Screen Music Awards are returning to a live format.
Initially, APRA AMCOS and the Australian Guild of Screen Composers (AGSC) were to hold the 2021 version in November to honor Australia’s finest music composers from film, television, documentary and advertising.
Now they take place on February 22 at the Forum in Melbourne.
APRA AMCOS CEO Dean Ormston said the celebrations being posted online for the first time since 2019 would add to the spirit of the event.
“It will be truly wonderful to come together again in Melbourne and honor the extraordinary soundscape that Australian film composers give to films, TV series, commercials and documentaries with the orchestra performing these nominated soundtracks in the magnificent Forum. Melbourne,” Ormston said.
He added that there was a greater sense of purpose this time around.
“This year we will also be celebrating an extraordinary year of advocacy with APRA AMCOS and AGSC fighting hard for new legislation that will give a significant boost to local screen production to improve livelihoods. screen composers.”
He called them “the unsung heroes of our country’s film industry”.
Pictured: Nakkiah Lui, Akina Edmonds and Uncle Jack Charles
Nakkiah Lui, Akina Edmonds and Uncle Jack Charles will co-host the first live Screen Music Awards celebration since 2019.
Nakkiah is a writer/actress and Gamillaroi/Torres Strait Islander whose stage and screen credits include ABC Black comedy and Preparers; TV shows Kiki and Kitty and his award-winning piece Black is the new white.
Singer and actor Akina Edmonds has appeared in high profile theater productions like Lacquer, An Officer And A Gentleman and The Lion King.
She currently plays Angelica Schuyler in the Australian production of Lin-Manuel Miranda Hamilton.
Legendary Uncle Jack Charles is a Boon Wurrung man and Dja Dja Wurrung an elder, actor, musician and activist.
He is recognized as the grandfather of Aboriginal theater in Australia, co-founding the first Aboriginal theater company Nindethana in 1972. With an acting career spanning over six decades, he currently appears alongside Nakkiah Lui in Preparers.
The awards will include the presentation of thirteen awards, including music for commercials, children’s programming, documentaries, mini-series/TV movies, short films and feature films.
Composers will be recognized for the original screen song, soundtrack album, TV theme and film score.
The most performed screen composer in Australia and overseas will be determined by statistics while Distinguished Services to the Australian gong will be decided by the APRA Board of Directors.
The traditional highlights of the evening are performances of the four nominees for Feature Film Music of the Year, performed by the Screen Awards Orchestra, conducted by Music Director Jessica Wells.