Susie Youssef Comes Onboard To Host 2023 Screen Music Awards

12 September 2023 | 2:33 pm | Ellie Robinson

Nominees will be announced in less than a month.

Susie Youssef / Erkki Veltheim

Susie Youssef / Erkki Veltheim (Supplied)

The annual Screen Music Awards have been confirmed to return in 2023, with the first details for this year’s ceremony announced today by APRA AMCOS and the Australian Guild of Screen Composers (AGSC).

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) – the event will be held at The Forum in Naarm/Melbourne on Thursday November 9. Also leading the event will be musical director Erkki Veltheim, who will lead the Screen Awards orchestra in performances of this year’s four Feature Film Score Of The Year nominations.

This year’s Screen Music Awards will crown 13 winners, including the prestigious title for Distinguished Services To The Australian Screen; Nigel Westlake took the honour out at last year’s ceremony, while the award for Feature Film Score Of The Year went to Salliana Seven Campbell for her work on The Drover's Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson. Nominees for this year’s awards will be announced on Thursday October 5.

See below for the full list of categories for the 2023 Screen Music Awards:

Best Music For An Advertisement
Best Music For Children’s Programming
Best Music For A Documentary
Best Music For A Mini-Series Or Telemovie
Best Music For A Short Film
Best Music For A Television Series Or Serial
Best Television Theme
Best Original Song Composed For The Screen
Best Soundtrack Album
Feature Film Score Of The Year
Most Performed Screen Composer – Australia*
Most Performed Screen Composer – Overseas*
Distinguished Services To The Australian Screen^