David has recently had the honor of being nominated for the WSA Discovery of the Year Award for his score to Take Shelter. Past winners and nominees for this award include Gustavo Santaolalla, Michael Giacchino, Jon Brion, and Nick Cave and Warren Ellis. He will be attending the awards ceremony on the closing night of the Ghent International Film Festival so if you are attending the festival find him and say hello! From their website’s press release:
The five nominees for the Discovery of the Year Award, via which the World Soundtrack Academy rewards up-and-coming talent from the previous year, have been announced. The award will be granted during the World Soundtrack Awards & Concert on 20 October at the Kuipke Events Centre in Ghent.
Through the Discovery of the Year Award, the WSA aims to reward young, talented composers and encourage them to develop further.
The nominees are:
Brian Byrne – Albert Nobbs
David Wingo – Take Shelter
Fall On Your Sword – Lola Versus, Nobody Walks
Lucas Vidal – The Raven, The Cold Light Of Day, Mientras Duermes
Trevor Morris – Immortals