2016 Screen Music Awards Winners Announced

The 2016 Screen Music Awards were held last night at The Sydney Recital Hall, celebrating the power of music in film and dolling out the credit where the credit is due.

Among the long list of nominees, husband and wife composing force Darren Seltmann (ex-Avalanches) and singer-songwriter Sally Seltmann shone bright, taking home ‘Best Original Song Composed For The Screen’. The event, hosted by Chris Taylor and Andrew Hansen of The Chaser, awarded this to the power-couple for their song Dancing In The Darkness (below) composed for The Letdown, which aired on the ABC last year.

Other winners included Caitlin Yeo’s ‘Best Music For A Documentary’. She was up against the likes of Melbourne’s screen music big-wig David Bridie may we add, so this win with her composition for Getting Frank Gehry, is a huge achievement. The Beautiful Lie composer Alan John took home ‘Best Music For A Mini-Series Or Telemovie’, also up against the likes of Bridie.

Industry superstar Antony Partos claimed two awards this year, which were ‘Feature Film Score Of The Year’ for 99 Homes, a collab with Matteo Zingales; and ‘Best Soundtrack Album’ for Sherpa, giving him a grand total of 11 awards since ’04.

Catch the full list of winners, below.

Watch: ‘Dancing In The Darkness’ from ‘The Letdown’ by Darren Seltmann and Sally Seltmann

2016 Screen Music Awards Winners:

Feature Film Score Of The Year

99 Homes composed by Antony Partos and Matteo Zingales

Best Music For A Television Series Or Serial

The Principal: Revolution School composed by Roger Mason

Best Music For A Mini-Series Or Telemovie

The Beautiful Lie composed by Alan John

Best Original Song Composed For The Screen

Dancing In The Darkness from The Letdown – composed by Darren Seltmann and Sally Seltmann

Best Music For A Documentary

Getting Frank Gehry composed by Caitlin Yeo

Best Television Theme

Nos Youm composed by Peter Cavallo

Best Music for a Short Film

Banana Boy composed by Adam Moses

Best Soundtrack Album

Sherpa composed by Antony Partos

Best Music For Children’s Television

The New Adventures of Figaro Pho: Odd Socks composed by Michael Darren, Luke Jurevicius and Christopher Larkin

Best Music For An Advertisement

2016 AICP Opening composed by Jeremy Yang

Most Performed Screen Composer (Australia)

Jay Stewart

Most Performed Screen Composer (Overseas)

Neil Sutherland