World Soundtrack Awards nominees announced

14 August 2012, 16:43 | Updated: 14 August 2012, 16:45

A host of soundtrack composers are nominated for the 12th annual World Soundtrack Awards, which will also feature a concert of James Newton Howard's work

The nominations for the 12th annual World Soundtrack Awards, to be held in Ghent in October, have been announced. Big names on the nominations list include John Williams and Alexandre Desplat (pictured), and the evening itself will also feature a concert of music by James Newton Howard.

Williams and Desplat join James Horner, Alberto Iglesias and Cliff Martinez on the shortlist for Composer of the Year, while Pino Donaggio is due to receive the World Soundtrack Lifetime Achievement Award for his work on films like 'Carrie' and 'Don't Look Now'.

All of the Composer of the Year nominees have a film in the Best Original Film Score of the Year Award as well. Nominees in the Best Original Song category include Madonna, Bret McKenzie from Flight Of The Conchords and Florence Welsh from Florence + The Machine.

James Newton Howard will be in attendance at the ceremony on October 20th to conduct the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra in some of his own works. Films he has scored include 'The Hunger Games', 'King Kong' and 'The Sixth Sense'.