ASCAP (the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) has announced that Oscar and Golden Globe-winning composer Trent Reznor (NINE INCH NAILS) will be honored with an ASCAP Film Music Award at the 26th annual ASCAP Film And Television Music Awards. The black-tie gala salutes those ASCAP composers whose music was featured in the top box office films and top television series of 2010. Reznor is being honored for “The Social Network”. Also being honored are John Debney for “Iron Man 2”, “Valentine’s Day” and “Yogi Bear”, James Newton Howard for “The Last Airbender”, “Salt” and “The Tourist”, Randy Newman for “Toy Story 3”, Trevor Rabin for “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”, Pharrell Williams (“Despicable Me”) and Hans Zimmer for “Inception” and “Megamind”, among others.
Two special ASCAP awards will be presented to Angelo Badalamenti, who will receive the ASCAP Henry Mancini Award, and Alf Clausen, who will receive the ASCAP Golden Note Award. Badalamenti is widely known for his collaboration with the director David Lynch (“Blue Velvet”, “Mulholland Drive”, “Twin Peaks”). Clausen is best known for his scoring and songwriting for the hit television series “The Simpsons”.
The invitation-only event takes place June 23 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California.