Frank Awards 2013: Music

Today the Frank Awards take a look at the music and sounds of movies, this year, as yesterday, just like with the choreographies that were better seen than explained, these scores and songs are better heard than explained, so let’s go.

Best Music, Score:

The winner last year was the score of Alexandre Desplat for ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ (2012), a wonderful work that was rewarded after many nominations to the award.

And the nominees this year are:

· Ramin Djawadi for ‘Pacific Rim’

· Howard Shore for ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’


Nominated last year for a Frank Award for his score of ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ (2012).

· Stuart Staples for ‘Les salauds’

· Shigeru Umebayashi for ‘Yi dai zong shi’

· Hans Zimmer for ’12 Years a Slave’


Hans Zimmer won a Frank Award in 2010 for his score of ‘Inception’ (2010) and was later nominated in 2011 for ‘Rango’ (2011).

And the winner is:


Shigeru Umebayashi surpasses everything with his moving and beautiful score that accompanies both sentimental and fighting sequences perfectly, it’s one for the ages, for sure.

Best Music, Song, Original:

Last year, the winning song was “Who Were We?” sung by Kylie Minogue in the wonderful movie ‘Holy Motors’ (2012), a wonderfully moving song.

And the nominees this year are:

“I See Fire” by Ed Sheeran for ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”

“The Moon Song” by Karen O for “Her”

“Please Mr. Kennedy” by Justin Timberlake, Oscar Isaac and Adam Driver for “Inside Llewyn Davis”

“Supersymmetry” by The Arcade Fire for “Her”

“Young and Beautiful” by Lana del Rey for “The Great Gatsby”

And the winning song is:

‘Please Mr. Kennedy’ sung by Justin Timberlake, Oscar Isaac and Adam Driver is one of the funniest and most energizing scenes of the year, and maybe the best bit of the movie, that sums the hope and the despair of it all.

Tomorrow: The Written Word.

One response to “Frank Awards 2013: Music

  1. Well, I can’t contest you on any of these choices, nor with your winners. All are worthy. I also love the songs in HER and INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS and would probably choose the former as my favorite.

    For me the score in the Italian film THE GREAT BEAUTY is tops, while 12 YEARS A SLAVE, HER, and ALL IS LOST are all up there.

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