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5th G.A.N.G. Audio Awards Finalists Announced

The organizers of Game Audio Network Guild (G.A.N.G.) have announced the finalists for its 5th annual G.A.N.G. Audio Awards, including five nods for Eidos' Tomb Raider Legend and a Lifetime Achievment Award for Nintendo composer Koji Kondo.
The organizers of Game Audio Network Guild (G.A.N.G.) have announced the finalists for its 5th annual G.A.N.G. Audio Awards, voted and judged upon by the game audio industry and members of G.A.N.G. Winners for the awards will be announced at the 5th Annual G.A.N.G. Awards ceremony, taking place at 8:00pm - Thursday, March 8, 2007 in San Francisco, CA during the Game Developers Conference. The awards event will be held at the Moscone Center, North Hall and will include live video game music performances throughout the evening. The full list of finalists for the 5th annual G.A.N.G. Awards are as follows: Audio Of The Year: Call of Duty 3, Gears of War, Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter, Splinter Cell: Double Agent, Tomb Raider: Legend Music Of the Year: Dreamfall, Destroy All Humans! 2, Hitman: Blood Money, Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth II, Tomb Raider: Legend Sound Design Of The Year: Call of Duty 3, Gears of War, Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter, Lost Planet: Extreme Condition, Splinter Cell: Double Agent Best Interactive Score: Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter, Need For Speed: Carbon, Red Steel, Splinter Cell: Double Agent, Tomb Raider: Legend Best Original Soundtrack Album: Earthworm Jim Anthology, Halo 2: Volume Two, Hitman: Blood Money, Psychonauts, Sly Cooper III: Honor Among Thieves Best Dialogue: 24, Call of Duty 3, Dead Rising, Scarface: The World Is Yours, Tomb Raider: Legend Best Cinematic/Cut-Scene Audio: Gears of War, Half-Life 2: Episode 1, Lost Planet: Extreme Condition, Splinter Cell: Double Agent, The Godfather Best Audio – Other: Assassin's Creed website, Cartoon Network's Re-animated: Fit to be Pie'd, Happy Feet, Hexic, Splinter Cell: Double Agent website Best Original Instrumental: "Theme" - Dreamfall, "Gates of Stonehelm" - Dark Messiah of Might and Magic, "Main Theme" - Star Trek: Legacy, "Main Title" - Hitman: Blood Money, "Titan" - Paraworld Best Original Vocal – Pop: "All My Life" - Battlefield 2: Modern Combat, "Angel's Heaven" - Red Steel, "Dr. Kunkle's Funnkle Cake" - Thrillville, "Let It Go" - NBA 07, "Shadow Song" - SpellForce 2 Best Original Vocal – Choral: "Ajikistan Theme" - SOCOM: Combined Assault, "Apocalypse" - Hitman: Blood Money, "Baba Yetu" - Civilization IV, "Elven Morning" - Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth II, "Main Theme" - Heroes of Might and Magic V Best Use Of Licensed Music: Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, Guitar Hero II, Need for Speed: Carbon, Scarface: The World is Yours, The Godfather Best Arrangement Of A Non-Original Score: "All Along the Watchtower" - Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter, "Amazing Grace" - Left Behind: Eternal Forces, Jaws: Unleashed, Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams, The Godfather Most Innovative use Of Audio: Every Extended Extra, Guitar Hero II, Loco Roco, Lumines II, Singstar: Rocks Best Use Of Multi-Channel Surround In A Game: Black, Call of Duty 3, Gears of War, Rainbow Six: Vegas, Splinter Cell: Double Agent, Tomb Raider: Legend Best Game Audio Article, Publication Or Broadcast: "2006 GDC Audio Boot Camp" by Scott Selfon & others, "Musical Symmetry" by Jesse Harlin, Audio Column - Game Developer Magazine, "Settling the Score" by Daniel Kayser - Hardcore Gamer Magazine, "SiN Episodes: Emergence music study" by Zak Belica – Music4Games.Net, "Play On: The Composers Behind Today's Game Music" by Russ Pitts – The Escapist In addition to the finalists, esteemed Mario and Zelda composer Koji Kondo will also be on hand to receive the G.A.N.G. Lifetime Achievement Award for his considerable contributions to the world of video game audio. Other presentations include Rookie of the Year and the G.A.N.G. Recognition Award. “With over 350 nominations this year, it’s clear how important the awards have become to our members,” said Paul Lipson, president of G.A.N.G. “The G.A.N.G. Awards provide an important showcase for recognition of the amazing talent our industry has to offer.”

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