Monday, February 18, 2008

Jesper Kyd's Assassin's Creed Wins at ELAN Awards

Jesper Kyd's Assassin's Creed Wins at ELAN Awards
While it didn't quite make it as a 2007 Cue Award nominee, composer JESPER KYD brought home the ELAN award for "Best Original Score in a Video Game" with his score for the hit game ASSASSIN'S CREED. Below is the official press release.


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

JESPER KYD HONORED AT ELAN AWARDS

ASSASSIN'S CREED Wins "Best Original Musical Score In a Video Game"
at Canadian Awards for the Electronic and the Animated Arts


Los Angeles – Feburary 18th, 2008 – Jesper Kyd's original score for ASSASSIN'S CREED (Ubisoft) was awarded "Best Original Musical Score in a Video Game" at the 2nd Annual Elan Awards www.theelans.com, the Canadian Awards for the Electronic and the Animated Arts. The awards show was hosted by Seth MacFarlane ("Family Guy," "American Dad") at the Centre in Vancouver for the Performing Arts on February 15th.

This prestigious industry award follows a series of nominations for Jesper Kyd's ASSASSIN'S CREED score including "Best Original Music" in the GameSpot 2007 Special Achievement Awards and three nominations by the Game Audio Network Guild; "Music of the Year," "Best Original Vocal - Choral" (City of Jerusalem) and "Best Original Vocal - Pop" (Jerusalem Horse Ride). All G.A.N.G. awards nominees and winners are decided by the music and audio professionals of the video games industry. The winners will be announced on February 21st, 2008 at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.

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