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`You Know My Name` wins Best Original Song Written Directly for Film honour at World Soundtrack Awards

20-Oct-2007 • Casino Royale

David Arnold has won the Best Original Song Written Directly for Film award for "You Know My Name" - the title song to the 2006 James Bond film "Casino Royale" - at the 2007 World Soundtrack Awards.

Anold, who co-wrote the song with performer Chris Cornell, was on hand to collect the award.



The nominees for the award were:
- 'LE FESTIN' from Ratatouille (Music and Lyrics by Michael Giacchino and Performed by Camille)
- 'FALLING SLOWLY' from Once (Written and Performed by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova)
- 'I NEED TO WAKE UP' from An Inconvenient Truth (Written and Performed by Melissa Etheridge)
- 'WHEN YOU TAUGHT ME HOW TO DANCE' from Miss Potter (Written by Mike Batt, Nigel Westlake, and Richard Maltby, Jr. - Performed by Katie Melua)
- 'YOU KNOW MY NAME' from Casino Royale (Written by Chris Cornell and David Arnold Performed by Chris Cornell)

On Staurday 20th October 2007, the World Soundtrack Awards winners were announced in Music Centre Bijloke Ghent. The first prize went to Alexandre Desplat (The Queen, The Painted Veil), this year’s Film Composer of the Year. Clint Mansell’s film music for The Fountain not only received the Best Original Soundtrack of the Year but also the Public Choice Award.

The 7th edition of the World Soundtrack Awards was again a big success. The Flemish Radio Orchestra, conducted by Dirk Brossé, performed top quality film music for a sold out concert hall. Both the ceremony and the concert were hosted by world famous composers such as David Arnold, Alberto Iglesias, Clint Mansell, Maurice Jarre and Daniel Tarrab.

After the World Soundtrack Awards ceremony the Flemish Radio Orchestra, conducted by Dirk Brossé, performed film music by Mychael Danna (Little Miss Sunshine, Capote, Monsoon Wedding, Ice Storm), Harry Gregson-Williams (Man of Fire, Shrek, Chronicles of Narnia), Evanthia Reboutsika (My Father & My Son), Mikis Theodorakis (Zorba) and Jef Neve (Dagen Zonder Lief).

The winners:

Film Composer of the Year
Alexandre Desplat (The Queen, The Painted Veil)

Best Original Soundtrack of the Year
The Fountain (Clint Mansell)

Best Original Song Written Directly for Film
You Know My Name (Casino Royale) written by Chris Cornell and David Arnold – Performed by Chris Cornell

Discovery of the Year
Daniel Tarrab and Andres Goldstein (XXY, Inheritance)

Public Choice Award
The Fountain (Clint Mansell)

The Lifetime Achievement Award went to Mikis Theodorakis who unfortunately couldn’t be present due to health problems.

The Best Young Belgian Composer prize was awarded to Werner Viaene. He wrote the best score for Belgium, The Movie by Wim Robberechts and won € 2.500.

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