2009 Nominees

Nominees have been announed in twelve award categories for the 2009 Screen Music Awards.

Best Music for an Advertisement
Best Music for a Documentary
Best Music for a Short Film
Best Soundtrack Album
Best Original Song Composed for the Screen
Best Music for Children's Television
Best Television Theme
Best Music for Televison Series or Serial
Best Music for a Mini-Series or Telemovie
Best Feature Film Score
Most Performed Screen Composer - Australia
Most Performed Screen Composer - Overseas

In addition, the winner of the International Achievement Award - determined by the APRA Board of Directors - will be announced at the awards ceremony.

Best Music for an Advertisement

Title Earth Hour Candle "Everybody's Singing This Song"
Composer Elliott Wheeler
Title H & R Block "Paper-Man"
Composer Scott Langley
Publisher Nylon Publishing Pty Ltd
Title Wedgwood "Timeless"
Composer Basil Hogios
Title Optus "Whale Song"
Composer Bruce Heald
Publisher Noise International Pty Ltd

Best Music for a Documentary

Title Contact
Composer Antony Partos
Title Death of the Megabeasts
Composer Ash Gibson Greig
Title Rainforest the Secret of Life
Composer Yantra de Vilder
Title Sidney Nolan: Mask and Memory
Composer Amanda Brown
Publisher Sandcastle Music Pty Ltd

Best Music for a Short Film

Title Dear Diary
Composer Alan Harding
Title Liebermans in the Sky
Composer Pete E Neville
Title Lucy Wants to Kill Herself
Composer Brett Aplin
Title The Cat Piano
Composer Benjamin Speed

Best Soundtrack Album

Title Australia
Composers Various
Publisher EMI Music Publishing Australia Pty Ltd obo TCF Music Publishing Inc
Title Balibo
Composers
Various
Publisher Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia P/L
Title Death Defying Acts
Composer Cezary Skubiszewski
Publisher Albert Music
Title Restraint
Composer Elliott Wheeler
Publisher Nylon Publishing Pty Ltd

Best Original Song Composed for the Screen

Title Balibo - Balibo
Composer Ego Lemos
Publishers SFM Publishing administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia P/L
Title By the Boab Tree - Australia
Composers Angela Little, Baz Luhrmann*, Felix Meagher, Anton Monsted, Schuyler Weiss
Publishers EMI Music Publishing Australia Pty Ltd obo TCF Music Publishing Inc / Bazmark*
Title Mother's Lament - Essence of the Game
Composer Jamie Saxe
Title 'This Isn't Easy - from Chandon Pictures
Composer Cameron Bruce
Publisher Shadowfax TV Pty Ltd

Best Music for Children's Television

Title Dex Hamilton: Alien Entomologist
Composer Guy Gross
Publisher SLR Productions Pty Ltd
Title Figaro Pho
Composers Michael Darren & Luke Jurevicius
Title Master Raindrop
Composer Russell Thornton
Publisher Supersonic Pty Limited
Title The Adventures of Charlotte and Henry
Composer Sean Peter

Best Television Theme

Title Carla Cametti PD
Composers Cezary Skubiszewski* / Jan Skubiszewski
Publisher Albert Music*
Title Gonna Be On Top (Australia's Next Top Model)
Composers Travis Conneeley / Martin Eden*
Publisher Song Zu Publishing Pty Ltd*
Title Satisfaction
Composer Cameron Giles-Webb / Colin Simkins
Publisher Gusto Music Pty Ltd
Title The Stamp of Australia
Composer Nerida Tyson-Chew

Best Music for a Television Series or Serial

Title Bogan Pride - Episode 6 - The Dance Battle
Composer Michael Lira
Publisher Supersonic Pty Limited
Title McLeod's Daughters - Episode 224 - The Long Paddock
Composer Alastair Ford
Publisher Nine Films & Television Pty Ltd
Title Rush - Episode 11
Composer Stephen Rae
Publisher Universal Music Publishing Pty Ltd obo Southern Star Entertainment Pty Ltd
Title Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities - Episode 9 - Judas Kiss
Composer Burkhard Dallwitz

Best Music for a Mini-Series or Telemovie

Title False Witness
Composer Burkhard Dallwitz
Title Saved
Composer Antony Partos
Title The Informant
Composer Eric Chapus
Publisher Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia P/L
Title The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce
Composer Roger Mason
Publisher Sandcastle Music Pty Ltd

Best Feature Film Score

Title Australia
Composer David Hirschfelder
Publisher EMI Music Publishing Australia Pty Ltd obo TCF Music Publishing Inc
Title Balibo
Composer Lisa Gerrard
Publisher Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia P/L
Title Disgrace
Composers Graeme Koehne / Antony Partos
Title Two Fists One Heart
Composer David Bridie
Publisher Mushroom Music Pty Ltd

Most Performed Composer - Australia

  • Nick Perjanik
  • Jay Stewart
  • Neil Sutherland
  • Brenton White

Most Performed Composer - Overseas

  • Alastair Ford
  • Ric Formosa/Danny Beckerman
  • Guy Gross
  • Neil Sutherland