1998 FMCJ Awards

FILM SCORE OF THE YEAR

  • Mulan, music by Jerry Goldsmith
  • The Avengers, music by Joel McNeely
  • Dangerous Beauty, music by George Fenton
  • The Mask of Zorro, music by James Horner
  • Saving Private Ryan, music by John Williams

FILM COMPOSER OF THE YEAR

  • Jerry Goldsmith
  • George Fenton
  • James Horner
  • Joel McNeely
  • John Williams

BEST NEW COMPOSER OF 1998

  • Elia Cmiral
  • Burkhard Dallwitz
  • Christopher Gordon
  • Brian Lock

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A DRAMA FILM

  • Saving Private Ryan, music by John Williams
  • Dangerous Beauty, music by George Fenton
  • Ever After, music by George Fenton
  • The Horse Whisperer, music by Thomas Newman
  • Pleasantville, music by Randy Newman

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A COMEDY FILM

  • A Bug’s Life, music by Randy Newman
  • Antz, music by Harry Gregson-Williams and John Powell
  • The Parent Trap, music by Alan Silvestri
  • Paulie, music by John Debney
  • Six Days Seven Nights, music by Randy Edelman

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A HORROR/THRILLER FILM

  • Urban Legend, , music by Christopher Young
  • Dark City, music by Trevor Jones
  • Deep Rising, music by Jerry Goldsmith
  • Halloween H20, music by John Ottman
  • Scream 2, music by Marco Beltrami
  • The X-Files, music by Mark Snow

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY FILM

  • Star Trek: Insurrection, music by Jerry Goldsmith
  • Godzilla, music by David Arnold
  • Lost in Space, music by Bruce Broughton
  • Merlin, music by Trevor Jones
  • Sphere, music by Elliot Goldenthal

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR AN ADVENTURE FILM

  • The Mask of Zorro, music by James Horner
  • The Man in the Iron Mask, music by Nick Glennie-Smith
  • Mighty Joe Young, music by James Horner
  • Moby Dick, music by Christopher Gordon
  • Mulan, music by Jerry Goldsmith
  • The Prince of Egypt, music by Hans Zimmer

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR AN ACTION FILM

  • Small Soldiers, music by Jerry Goldsmith
  • The Avengers, music by Joel McNeely
  • Ronin, music by Elia Cmiral
  • Rush Hour, music by Lalo Schifrin
  • Soldier, music by Joel McNeely

BEST RE-RELEASE OF A PREVIOUSLY EXISTING SCORE

  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind, music by John Williams (Arista)
  • The Greatest Story Ever Told, music by Alfred Newman (Rykodisc)
  • The Magnificent Seven, music by Elmer Bernstein (Rykodisc)
  • Krull, music by James Horner (Super Collector)
  • The Living Daylights, music by John Barry (Rykodisc)

BEST NEW RECORDING OF A PREVIOUSLY EXISTING SCORE

  • Superman: The Music, music by John Williams, conducted by John Debney/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
  • The Agony and the Ecstasy, music by Alex North, conducted by Jerry Goldsmith/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
  • Body Heat, music by John Barry, conducted by Joel McNeely/London Symphony Orchestra
  • The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad, music by Bernard Herrmann, conducted by John Debney/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
  • Viva Zapata, music by Alex North, conducted by Jerry Goldsmith/Royal Scottish National Orchestra

BEST COMPILATION ALBUM

  • The Omen: The Essential Jerry Goldsmith Film Music Collection, music by Jerry Goldsmith, conducted by Nic Raine/City of Prague Philharmonic
  • Alien Invasion: Space and Beyond II, music by Various Artists
  • Coming Soon: The John Beal Trailer Project, music by John Beal
  • Film Music, music by David Shire
  • The Michael Kamen Soundtrack Album (Mr Kamen’s Opus), music by Michael Kamen

RECORD LABEL OF THE YEAR

  • Varese Sarabande
  • Rykodisc
  • Silva Screen
  • Sonic Images
  • Sony Classical

SOUNDTRACK ALBUM PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

  • Robert Townson
  • James Fitzpatrick
  • Lukas Kendall
  • Nick Redman
  • Ford A. Thaxton

RECORDING ENGINEER OF THE YEAR

  • Shawn Murphy
  • Bruce Botnick
  • Dick Lewzey
  • John Richards
  • Simon Rhodes

The 1998 FMCJ Awards were run under the auspices of the Film Music Critics Jury, the predecessor of the International Film Music Critics Association

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