The Cue Awards are back!
For 2012, the idea of "the journey" was dominant. Both THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY (HOWARD SHORE) and JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND (ANDREW LOCKINGTON) each received a whopping 5 nominations! Additionally, the PS3 video game, JOURNEY by Austin Wintory received a nomination as did Wintory, himself, for "Breakout Composer of the Year."
MICHAEL GIACCHINO's score for JOHN CARTER earned 3 nominations as did "Breakout Composer of the Year" nominee, GRANT KIRKHOPE's KINGDOMS OF AMALUR: RECKONING.
WORLD OF WARCRAFT: MISTS OF PANDARIA and composer NAOKI SATO each earned two Cue nominations.
In addition to these twelve awards, two special presentations will be made on the official 2012 Cue Awards podcast show (ep. 56 of The SoundCast). THE MARIUS award will be presented by Marius Masalar for the best original score for an indy video game, while THE MONKEY KING award will be presented by Richard Buxton (@monkeybutlerman) for excellence in scoring originating in East Asia.
Once again, the award show will feature special appearances by many of the winners and promises to be the soundtrack-podcast-event of early 2013. All winners will be officially announced first on the Soundcast and published shortly thereafter.
Additionally, visitors and listeners can participate in the GENIUS CHOICE vote, where they can make their own winner selection in each award category. Voting will close at 11:59 PM ET on 2/22.
The complete nominee list, voting instructions, and all Cue Award updates can be found at the awards new official home - CUEAWARDS.COM