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  1. 'You Know My Name' Scoops World Soundtrack Award

    Chris Cornell’s James Bond title track, “You Know My Name”, last night landed Best Original Song Written Directly For A Film at the 2007 World Soundtrack Awards.

    David Arnold accepts the World Soundtrack Award

    David Arnold accepts the World Soundtrack Award

    The song, which was written by Cornell and 007 composer David Arnold and featured in last year’s Casino Royale, was nominated for the gong back in August.

    Arnold was on hand to collect the award at the ceremony. Earlier this week, the composer landed a BMI London Film Music Award for his Casino Royale score.

    The winner was selected by the World Soundtrack Academy’s voting members. The ceremony took place on the closing evening of the Ghent International Film Festival.

    The nominations for Best Original Song Written Directly For A Film 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. and performed by Katie Melua)
    • “You Know My Name” from Casino Royale (written by Chris Cornell and David Arnold and performed by Chris Cornell)
    David Arnold makes his acceptance speech

    David Arnold makes his acceptance speech

    The World Soundtrack Academy was established in 2001 as a way of promoting music in film. The Awards are distributed annually to celebrate outstanding achievement in music in motion pictures.

    “You Know My Name” was previously nominated for an International Press Academy Golden Satellite Award in the Best Original Song category, which it won.

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    Matt Weston @ 2007-10-21
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