2022 ASCAP Screen Music Awards Winners
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2022 ASCAP Screen Music Awards Winners



ASCAP Award-Winning Composers for Loki, Only Murders in the Building and The Morning Show Join for ASCAP Experience Hit Streaming Series Panel on May 5

NEW YORK, May 2, 2022 – Honoring the composers whose music elevates the magic of the moving image, The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers today reveals the winners of the 2022 ASCAP Screen Music Awards. The event runs May 2-5 across @ASCAP social media and @ASCAPScreen on Instagram and opens with the winners of the highly coveted 2022 ASCAP Composers’ Choice Awards.  

The ASCAP Composers’ Choice Awards are the only honors of their kind among US performing rights organizations – winners are voted upon by the ASCAP composer and songwriter community. Selected from an incredibly talented group of nominees, the 2022 winners created scores for an Oscar-winning animated musical comedy film, a cinematic documentary examining the history of Black Wall Street and the Tulsa race massacre, a satirical comedy-drama series and an intergalactic adventure game:

  • Film Score of the Year: Encanto – Germaine Franco
  • Documentary Score of the Year: Dreamland: The Burning of Black Wall Street – Amanda Jones
  • Television Score of the Year: The White Lotus – Cristobal Tapia de Veer
  • Television Theme of the Year: The White Lotus – Cristobal Tapia de Veer
  • Video Game Score of the Year: Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart – Wataru Hokoyama

The 2022 ASCAP Screen Music Awards reflect the new golden age of streaming television, with composers of many of the past year’s hit series among the winners. They include Bear McCreary for his score for mind-bending, sci-fi streamer FoundationJung Jae-Il, 23 and Park Min Ju for their work on record-breaking megahit Squid Game and Lorne Balfe for his musical prowess featured in both adventure fantasy show The Wheel of Time and drama mini-series Dopesick. Among the Top Streaming Film winners, Marius de Vriesis recognized for his score on Oscar-winning film CODA, and Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell take home their first ASCAP Screen Award wins for their music in the documentary Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry.

In other top categories, Top Box Office Film goes to Michael Giacchino for his epic score in the box office history-maker Spider-Man: No Way Home, and industry giant David Vanacore is named the top winner for Most Performed Themes and Underscore for his work on shows including Survivor, Naked & Afraid and Hell’s Kitchen. Composers Matthew HawkinsMaurice “m.0.” Jackson and Neil Martin take home Top Network Television Series for their main theme for NCIS, while John Sereda wins Top Cable Television Series for the music featured in the historical drama When Calls the Heart.

ASCAP Experience will host “Main Stream Music: Composing for TV in the Streaming Age,” a special ASCAP Screen Music Awards session to close out the festivities on May 5 at 3PM ET/ 12 PM PT. Premiering on ASCAP’s YouTube channel, the panel will feature hit streaming series composers Carter Burwell (The Morning Show), Natalie Holt (Loki) and Siddhartha Khosla (Only Murders in the Building). The ASCAP Screen Music Award winners will explore how composers have contributed to the incredible cultural impact of streaming series during the pandemic. More information on ASCAP Experience is available at www.ascapexperience.com.

Throughout the four-day social media celebration, the ASCAP Screen Music Awards will feature exclusive behind-the-scenes videos, advice, acceptance speeches and other surprises from the winning music creators. Starting at 12PM ET / 9AM PT on May 2 through May 5, friends, fans and peers can join in the festivities via @ASCAP on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and @ASCAPScreen on Instagram, using the hashtag #ASCAPAwards.

The complete list of winners is available on the ASCAP website: www.ascap.com/screenawards22.


WINNER: Encanto – Germaine Franco

NOMINEES: Dune – Hans ZimmerLuca – Dan Romer The Green Knight – Daniel HartThe Power Of The Dog – Jonny Greenwood 

TELEVISION SCORE OF THE YEAR WINNER: The White Lotus – Cristobal Tapia De Veer

NOMINEES:Allen V. Farrow – Michael AbelsCobra Kai – Zach Robinson & Leo Birenberg Dickinson – Drum & Lace & Ian Hultquist Loki – Natalie HoltWheel Of Time – Lorne Balfe TELEVISION THEME OF THE YEAR WINNER: The White Lotus – Cristobal Tapia De Veer

NOMINEES: Allen V. Farrow – Michael AbelsDickinson – Drum & Lace & Ian HultquistLoki – Natalie HoltOnly Murders In The Building – Siddhartha Khosla 

DOCUMENTARY SCORE OF THE YEARWINNER: Dreamland: The Burning Of Black Wall Street – Amanda Jones

NOMINEES: 14 Peaks: Nothing Is Impossible – Nainita Desai 9To5: The Story Of A Movement – Wendy BlackstoneAllen V. Farrow – Michael AbelsFlee – Uno HelmerssonThe Rescue – Daniel PembertonVal – Garth StevensonWomen Warriors: The Voices Of Change – Anne-Kathrin Dern & Sharon Farber

VIDEO GAME SCORE OF THE YEAR WINNER: Ratchet And Clank: Rift Apart – Wataru Hokoyama

NOMINEES:Aliens: Fireteam Elite – Austin Wintory Call Of Duty Mobile – Season 5: In Deep Water – Wilbert Roget IIChicory: A Colorful Tale – Lena Raine Deathloop – Tom SaltaFar Cry 6 – Pedro Bromfman

TOP STREAMING SERIES Dopesick – Lorne BalfeFalcon And The Winter Soldier – Henry Jackman Foundation – Bear Mccreary Hawkeye – Michael ParaskevasInvincible – John Paesano Loki – Natalie Holt Lularich – Khari Mateen Maid – Este Haim, Christopher Stracey Night Stalker: The Hunt For A Serial Killer – Will Blair, Brooke BlairNine Perfect Strangers – Marco Beltrami, Miles HankinsOnly Murders In The Building – Siddhartha Khosla Schmigadoon – Cinco Paul, Christopher WillisSquid Game – Jung Jae-Il, 23, Park Min JuThe Morning Show – Carter Burwell The Wheel Of Time – Lorne Balfe 

TOP STREAMING FILMS Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry – Billie Eilish, Finneas O’ConnellCoda – Marius De VriesFalse Positive – Yair Elazar Glotman, Lucy Railton Fatherhood – Rupert Gregson-Williams Home Sweet Home Alone – John DebneyI Care A Lot – Marc Canham Luca – Dan Romer The Tomorrow War – Lorne BalfeVal – Garth StevensonWework: Or The Making And Breaking Of A $47 Billion Unicorn – Jeremy Turner 


Top Box Office Film of the Year: Spider-Man: No Way Home – Michael Giacchino The Battle At Lake Changjin – Elliot LeungBlack Widow – Lorne Balfe The Boss Baby: Family Business – Steve Mazzaro, Hans ZimmerCandyman – Robert Aiki Aubrey LoweClifford The Big Red Dog – John Debney The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It – Joseph Bishara Dune – Hans Zimmer Encanto – Germaine Franco, Lin-Manuel MirandaGodzilla Vs. Kong – Tom HolkenborgHalloween Kills – Cody Carpenter, John CarpenterThe Matrix Resurrections – Johnny Klimek, Tom TykwerMortal Kombat – Benjamin WallfischMy Country, My Parents – Gordy HaabNo Time To Die – Hans ZimmerPaw Patrol: The Movie – Heitor PereiraA Quiet Place Part II – Marco BeltramiShang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings – Joel P. WestSing 2 – Joby Talbot Venom: Let There Be Carnage – Marco Beltrami Wrath Of Man – Chris Benstead 


Top Network Television Series: Navy NCIS – Matthew Hawkins, M.O Jackson, Neil Martin

Top Cable Television Series: When Calls The Heart – John Sereda 911 – Todd Haberman 911: Lone Star – Todd Haberman, Justin Caine BurnettAlaska: The Last Frontier – Atz Kilcher Alaskan Bush People – Bleeding Fingers Music, Bleeding Fingers MusicAll Creatures Great And Small – Alexandra Harwood American Idol – Julian Gingell, Barry StoneBelow Deck Mediterranean – Russell Howard, Jude Christodal, Cooper RichBelow Deck Sailing Yacht – Russell Howard, Jude Christodal, Cooper RichBlue Bloods – Mark Snow, Jonas FriedmanCafé Con Aroma De Mujer – Josefina Severino, Carmenza GomezChesapeake Shores – Hamish Thomson, Matthew RogersChicago Fire – David FlemingChicago Med – John Marston Chicago Pd – Claudio Olachea Chrisley Knows Best – Brad Segal Deadliest Catch – Didier Lean Rachou Equalizer – Robert DuncanFBI – John Marston FBI: Most Wanted – Nathan WhiteheadGenius: Aretha – Lorne Balfe, Hans ZimmerGhosts – Jeff Cardoni Gold Rush – Didier Lean Rachou Gold Rush: Dave Turin’s Lost Mine – Didier Lean Rachou Gold Rush: White Water – Didier Lean Rachou Gold Rush: Winter’S Fortune – Didier Lean Rachou The Good Doctor – Dan Romer Good Witch – Jack Lenz The Haves And The Have Nots – Elvin RossImpeachment: American Crime Story – Andrew Skrabutenas La Brea – James LevineLa Desalmada – Gil Novelo, Jorge Tena Martínez Vara, Jorge Jurado, John Sereda Mare Of Easttown – Lele Marchitelli Married At First Sight – Jason Tarver, Louise Dowd Mountain Men – Bleeding Fingers Music, Bleeding Fingers MusicNCIS: Los Angeles – James LevineNew Amsterdam – Jefferson FriedmanProject Runway – Matthew Mcgaughey Queen Of The South – Giorgio Moroder Real Housewives Of Atlanta – Jared Gutstadt, Russell Howard, Matthew Mcgaughey Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills – Russell Howard, Michael Baiardi Real Housewives Of New York City – Russell Howard, Ben DavisReal Housewives Of Orange County – Russell HowardReal Housewives Of Potomac – Russell Howard, Jared Gutstadt, Jeff PetersRenovation Island – Peter ChapmanResident Alien – Brown BirdSaturday Night Live – Howard Shore, Lenny Pickett Snowpiercer – Bear MccrearySuperman & Lois – Dan Romer Survivor – David Vanacore This Is Us – Siddhartha Khosla The Walking Dead – Bear Mccreary Young Sheldon – Jeff Cardoni 

TOP THEMES & UNDERSCORE David Vanacore Ed RobertsonHans ZimmerJoel Beckerman Russell Howard Cat GrayMichael Giacchino Bear Mccreary James Levine Jared Gutstadt

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a professional membership organization of songwriters, composers and music publishers of every kind of music. ASCAP's mission is to license and promote the music of its members and foreign affiliates, obtain fair compensation for the public performance of their works and to distribute the royalties that it collects based upon those performances. ASCAP members write the world's best-loved music and ASCAP has pioneered the efficient licensing of that music to hundreds of thousands of enterprises who use it to add value to their business - from bars, restaurants and retail, to radio, TV and cable, to Internet, mobile services and more. The ASCAP license offers an efficient solution for businesses to legally perform ASCAP music while respecting the right of songwriters and composers to be paid fairly. With more than 850,000 members representing more than 16 million copyrighted works, ASCAP is the worldwide leader in performance royalties, service and advocacy for songwriters and composers, and the only American performing rights organization (PRO) owned and governed by its writer and publisher members. Learn more and stay in touch at www.ascap.com, on Twitterand Instagram @ASCAP and on Facebook.
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