Antony Partos with his award for ‘Jasper Jones’.
Composer Antony Partos’ original score for Jasper Jones has seen him win Feature Film Score of the Year at the Screen Music Awards for the second year running.
Held last night in Melbourne, the Screen Music Awards were staged jointly by APRA AMCOS and the Australian Guild of Screen Composers, honouring the work of Aussie screen composers in 12 categories.
Partos’ award for Jasper Jones follows his win for 99 Homes last year. Other winners on the night included Missy Higgins, who won Best Original Song Composed for the Screen for her song ‘Torchlight’, written for Don’t Tell, and Jed Kurzel, whose score for Alien: Covenant took out Best Soundtrack Album.
In television, Elliott Wheeler’s work on Baz Luhrmann’s Netflix series The Get Down saw him take home Best Music for a Television Series or Serial, and Bryony Marks’ score for ABC series Barracuda won Best Music for a Mini-series or Telemovie.
Fox League Super Saturday won Best Television Theme, composed by Briggs, Justin Shave and Charlton Hill. In a statement, Briggs said: “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 award for Most Performed Screen Composer – Australia has gone to co-composers Adam Gock and Dinesh Wicks, while composer Neil Sutherland was named Most Performed Screen Composer – Overseas for the 10th year running, taking his overall tally of Screen Music Awards to a record 12.
The full list of winners:
Distinguished Services to the Australian Screen Award
Feature Film Score of the Year
Jasper Jones – Antony Partos
Best Music for a Television Series or Serial
The Get Down
Sony/ATV Music Publishing (Aust) obo Twenty Fifteen Avenue Music
Best Television Theme
Fox League Super Saturday
Briggs, Justin Shave and Charlton Hill
Sony/ATV Music Publishing (Aust)/Uncanny Valley
Best Music for a Mini-Series or Telemovie
Kobalt Music Publishing (Aust) obo Lillipilli IP
Best Original Song Composed for the Screen
Torchlight from Don’t Tell
Best Music for a Documentary
Ash Gibson Greig
Best Music for a Short Film
Last Tree Standing
Best Soundtrack Album
Sony/ATV/FOX Music obo TCF Music Publishing
Best Music for Children’s Television
Bottersnikes & Gumbles: The Ugly Pageant
BMG AM and Cheeky Little Media
Best Music for an Advertisement
Good Mood Water: The Bad Choice
Lindsay Jehan and Nathan Cavaleri
Song Zu Publishing
Most Performed Screen Composer – Australia
Adam Gock and Dinesh Wicks
Most Performed Screen Composer – Overseas