The 2017 Screen Music Awards honoured some of our nation’s best film and television composers last night, awarding recognition to Briggs, Missy Higgins, and more for their exceptional work in creating music for screen.
Briggs took home the award for Best TV Theme with ‘Here’ (featuring Caiti Baker), composed with Charlton Hill and Justin Shave for Fox League Super Saturday, with Briggs’ noting the importance of the track to Indigenous NRL players.
“The song reflects the journey of the Indigenous players who give so much excitement and leadership to the sport and community week in and week out, not just the specific Indigenous round,” he said.
Missy Higgins picked up Best Original Song Composed for the Screen with ‘Torchlight’ written for Australian film, Don’t Tell. The accolade is the first Screen Music Award Higgins has won.
Other notable winners include Antony Partos, who took out Feature Film Score of the Year for Jasper Jones, Elliot Wheeler for Best Music for a Television Series or Serial with The Get Down, and a win for Bryony Marks in the category of Best Music for a Mini-Series or Telemovie with the ABC’s popular four-part mini-series, Barracuda.
See below for the full list of accolades awarded at the 2017 Screen Music Awards:
Feature Film Score of the Year
Jasper Jones – Antony Partos
Best Music for an Advertisement
Good Mood Water: The Bad Choice – Lindsay Jehan and Nathan Cavaleri
Best Music for Children’s Television
Bottersnikes and Gumbles: The Ugly Pageant – Michael Szumowski
Best Music for a Documentary
Whiteley – Ash Gibson Greig
Best Music for a Mini-Series or Telemovie
Barracuda – Bryony Marks
Best Music for a Short Film
Last Tree Standing – Me-Lee Hay
Best Music for a Television Series or Serial
The Get Down – Elliott Wheeler
Best Original Song Composed for the Screen
‘Torchlight’ from Don’t Tell – Missy Higgins
Best Soundtrack Album
Alien: Covenant – Jed Kurzel
Best Television Theme
Fox League Super Saturday – Briggs, Justin Shave, and Charlton Hill
Most Performed Screen Composer – Australia
Adam Gock and Dinesh Wicks
Most Performed Screen Composer – Overseas
(Photo: Missy Higgins by Cybele Malinowski)