Composer Antony Partos was the big winner at the 2012 Screen Music Awards in Melbourne last night and Dead Can Dance’s Lisa Gerrard also took home an award.
Sydney based screen composer Partos won three awards for Best Television Theme, Best Music for a Mini-Series or Telemovie and Best Soundtrack Album.
Lisa Gerrard won for Feature Film Score of the Year.
The APRA Screen Film Awards where held at the BMW Theatre at Federation Square in Melbourne. The evening was hosted by The Chasers’ Andrew Hansen and Chris Licciardello. The event opened with a reading of Clancy Of The Overflow by legendary actor Jack Thompson backed by the Paul Grabowsky Orchestra.
The winners of the 2012 Screen Music Awards are:
Best Television Theme – Antony Partos for The Slap
Best Music for a Mini-Series or Telemovie – Antony Partos for Mabo
Best Soundtrack Album – Antony Partos for The Slap
Feature Film Score of the Year – Lisa Gerrard for Burning Man
Best Music for a Television Series or Serial – Burkhard Dallwitz for Underbelly Razor
Best Music for a Short Film – Roger Mason for This Dog’s Life
Australian film director Bruce Beresford was also given the 2012 International Achievement Award for his works including Driving Miss Daisy, Don’s Party, Breaker Morant, Mao’s Last Dancer, Puberty Blues and Black Robe.