Life is Strange: Before the Storm, and Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice were also nominated.
The 63rd Ivor Novella Awards took place on Thursday, 31st May at the Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London – the event was hosted by radio presenter Paul Gambaccini.
Among the various awards that recognise musical achievements in different industries was Best Original Video Game Score. Three games were nominated in that category: Horizon Zero Dawn; Life is Strange: Before the Storm; Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice. The former, composed by Joris de Man, Joe Henson and Alexis Smith, came out on top and took home the award.
Outside of television projects, de Man also composed the soundtracks for the Killzone series, while Henson and Smith have been a collaborating duo since 2005 under the name The Flight, composing soundtracks for games like Alien: Isolation, LittleBigPlanet 3, and the multiplayer portion of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.
Henson took to Twitter and posted a photo of the Ivors award, expressing his joy and saying “This score is nothing without the amazing themes of [Joris de Man]. We are speechless.”
For the full list of awards, their nominations and winners, please head over to The Ivors website.