Nick Cave & Warren Ellis Among Nominees For 2023 Screen Music Awards

5 October 2023 | 4:24 pm | Ellie Robinson

They’ve earned a nod for their joint work on ‘Dahmer’ and ‘Peaky Blinders’.

Nick Cave and Warren Ellis

Nick Cave and Warren Ellis (Supplied)

More Nick Cave More Nick Cave

APRA AMCOS and the Australian Guild of Screen Composers (AGSC) have unveiled the full list of nominees for this year’s edition of the annual Screen Music Awards.

Leading the pack are screen composers Bryony Marks and Michael Yezerski, both of whom have landed nods in three categories. They’re both competing for the titles of Best Television Theme (Marks for The Messenger and Yezerski for Ivy + Bean) and Best Music For A Mini-Series Or Telemovie (Marks for Savage River and Yezerski for Cabinet Of Curiosities: Pickman’s Model), while Marks is also up for Best Soundtrack Album (for The Messenger) and Yezerski is up for Best Music For Children’s Programming (for Ivy + Bean).

Elsewhere in the list, Cornel Wilczek and Thomas Rouch earned a combined nomination for their work on the smash-hit Aussie horror Talk To Me, with their themes in the running for Feature Film Score Of The Year; also nominated in the headlining category are Benjamin Speed (for his work on The Portable Door), Chris Wright (The Secret Kingdom) and Anna Liebzeit (The Survival Of Kindness).

Other notable nominees include Nick Cave and Warren Ellis (up together for Most Performed Screen Composer thanks to their work on Dahmer and Peaky Blinders), Tim Minchin (up for Best Original Song Composed For The Screen with The Aeroplane from Upright) and Amanda Brown (up for Best Television Theme with her Deadloch suite). Head here to see the full list of nominees.

The 2023 Screen Music Awards will be held at The Forum in Naarm/Melbourne on Thursday November 9. As announced last month, the ceremony will be hosted by renowned multi-hyphenate Susie Youssef – a comedian, actor, writer and improviser with an impressive portfolio of theatre and TV projects (The Tempest and Deadloch, respectively, amongst them) – and soundtracked musical director Erkki Veltheim, who will lead the Screen Awards orchestra in performances of this year’s Feature Film Score Of The Year nominations.

Don't miss a beat with our FREE daily newsletter