Screen Music Awards 2023: nominees

Screen Music Awards 2023: nominees

Nominees have been announced in the Screen Music Awards 2023.

TV shows including Bluey, The Last King of the Cross, The Messenger, Deadloch, Safe Home, The Clearing, Crazy Fun Park, Upright and In Limbo have been nominated.

There are massive 23 first-time nominees recognised by APRA AMCOS and the AGSC (Australian Guild of Screen Composers).

Screen composers Bryony Marks (pictured below, left) and Michael Yezerski (below, right) lead the nominations. Both are nominated for Best Television Theme – Bryony Marks for The Messenger and Michael Yezerski for Ivy + Bean, which is also recognised in the Best Music for Children’s Programming category. Yezerski’s final nomination is for Best Music for a Mini-Series or Telemovie for Cabinet of Curiosities: Pickman’s Model. Bryony Marks is nominated in the same category for her work on the ABC TV series Savage River, and The Messenger scores another nod for Best Soundtrack Album.

The 2023 Screen Music Awards will be presente at Forum Melbourne / Naarm on Thursday 9 November, hosted by Susie Youssef with performances led by Musical Director and nominee Erkki Veltheim.

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TV and related categories:

Best Television Theme

Title Deadloch
Composed by Amanda Brown
Published by Universal Music Publishing

Title Ivy + Bean
Composed by Michael Yezerski
Published by BMG

Title The Clearing
Composed by Mark Bradshaw
Published by Universal Music Publishing

Title The Messenger
Composed by Bryony Marks
Published by Kobalt Music Publishing obo Lillipilli IP

Best Music for a Television Series or Serial

Title Deadloch
Composed by Amanda Brown
Published by Universal Music Publishing

Title Irreverent
Composed by David Hirschfelder & Samuel Hirschfelder

Title Last King of the Cross
Composed by David McCormack & Antony Partos
Published by Sonar Music

Title Safe Home
Composed by Helena Czajka

Best Music for a Mini-Series or Telemovie

Title Cabinet of Curiosities: Pickman’s Model
Composed by Michael Yezerski

Title In Limbo
Composed by Matteo Zingales

Title Savage River
Composed by Bryony Marks
Published by Kobalt Music Publishing obo Lillipilli IP

Title The Clearing
Composed by Mark Bradshaw
Published by Universal Music Publishing

Best Original Song Composed for the Screen

Title: Glow from The Red Shoes: Next Step
Composed by Dominic Cabusi & Bronte Maree O’Neill

Title: Monos Lithos from Monolith
Composed by Benjamin Speed & Leigh Marsh

Title: Rollercoaster from Soundtrack to Our Teenage Zombie Apocalypse
Composed by Damien Lane & Jodi Phillis
Published by Kobalt Music Publishing obo Lillipilli IP

Title: The Aeroplane from Upright
Composed by Tim Minchin
Published by Kobalt Music Publishing

Best Music for a Documentary

Title Flyways
Composed by Cezary Skubiszewski

Title Kindred
Composed by Caitlin Yeo* & Damien Lane
Published by Kobalt Music Publishing obo Lillipilli IP*

Title The Australian Wars: Episode 1
Composed by Erkki Veltheim
Published by Sony Music Publishing obo SFM Publishing

Title The Black Hand
Composed by Jason Fernandez

Best Soundtrack Album

Title Blueback
Composed by Nigel Westlake

Title Folau
Composed by Ned Beckley, ‘Ofa Fotu & Joshua Hogan

Title Mud Crab
Composed by James Mountain

Title The Messenger
Composed by Bryony Marks
Published by Kobalt Music Publishing obo Lillipilli IP

Best Music for Children’s Programming

Title Bluey: Dragon
Composed by Joff Bush, Jazz D’Arcy & Daniel O’Brien
Published by Universal Music Publishing

Title Crazy Fun Park
Composed by Cornel Wilczek

Title Ivy + Bean
Composed by Michael Yezerski
Published by BMG

Title Scarygirl
Composed by Ack Kinmonth

Most Performed Screen Composer – Australia*

Composers: Adam Gock & Dinesh Wicks
For: MasterChef, Anh’s Brush with Fame, Beauty and the Geek Australia

Composer: Jay Stewart
For: The Block, Better Homes and Gardens, House Rules

Composer: Mitch Stewart
For: MasterChef, Travel Guides, Love on the Spectrum

Composer: Neil Sutherland
For: Border Security, MythBusters, Bondi Vet

Most Performed Screen Composer – Overseas*

Composers: Adam Gock & Dinesh Wicks
For: MasterChef, Lego Masters

Composer: Joff Bush
For: Bluey

Composer: Neil Sutherland
For: Border Security, MythBusters, Bondi Vet

Composers: Nick Cave & Warren Ellis
For: Dahmer, Peaky Blinders

* determined by statistical analysis.