Once again this year, SOCAN #ComposersWhoScore have fared very well in nominations at the Canadian Screen Awards, in the musical categories. Twenty-eight of our members have earned nominations in various categories, and all nominees in the Best Original Music, Non-Fiction category are female composers. Rose Bolton, Robert Carli, Stephen Krecklo, and Peter Chapman are each nominated twice.

Presented by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, the Canadian Screen Awards were born of the fusion of two awards ceremonies – the Genie Awards for movies and Gemini Awards for television. The 2022 awards will be presented over six days during Canadian Screen Week, April 4-10, 2022.

The SOCAN nominees are as follows:


Achievement in Music – Original Score

  • Jonathan Goldsmith – All My Puny Sorrows
  • Stephen Krecklo – Between Waves
  • Darren Fung – Cinema of Sleep
  • Suad Bushnaq – Jasmine Road
  • Spencer Creaghan — Motherly

 Achievement in Music – Original Song

  • Jean Martin, Tanya Tagaq – “Surface Nord,” from Bootlegger
  • David Braid – “Ring Them Fantasy,” from Delia’s Gone
    Published by Lumanity Productions Inc. / K52 Music
  • Nicolas Errèra, Craig Walker – “Drop the Rock,” from Au revoir le Bonheur/Goodbye Happiness
  • Tika Simone, Casey Manierka-Quaile – “And Then We Don’t,” from Learn to Swim
  • Simon Angell, Erika Angell (STIM) – “Lovers Are Falling,” from Woman in  Car


 Best Original Music, Fiction

  • Tom Third – Coroner – “Spirits” episode
    Published by 6800 Music, administered by MRD – Music Revenue Data
  • Todor Kobakov, Iva Delic, Tika Cato – Faith Heist
    Published by Kobakov Music Publishing, administered by MRD – Music Revenue Data
  • Robert Carli – Frankie Drake Mysteries – “Showstoppers” episode
    Published by Shaftesbury Music, administered by Sony
  • Robert Carli, Peter Chapman – Wynonna Earp – “Better Dig Two” episode
    Published by Wynonna Earp Productions Inc.
  • Gary Koftinoff, Phil Bennett – Hudson & Rex – “Under Pressure” episode
    Published by Shaftesbury Music, administered by Sony

Best Original Music, Non-Fiction

  • Amanda Cawley – Ageless Gardens – “Sacred Spaces” episode
    Published by 291 Film Company Ltd.
  • Rose Bolton – Born Bad
  • Rose Bolton – Coral Ghosts
    Published by Take Action Films Inc.
  • Erica Procunier– The COVID Cruise
    Published by Brights Grove Music Publishing
  • Michelle Osis – The Nature of Things – “Inside the Great Vaccine Race” episode
    Published by Passion Core Publishing Inc. / Infield Fly Production Inc.

Best Original Music, Animation

  • Peter Chapman – Happy House of Frightenstein – “Wolfie’s Last Howl” episode
  • Amin Bhatia, Ari Posner, Kris Kuzdak – Let’s Go Luna! – “The Way of the Gaucho” episode
    Published by 9 Story Media Group Inc., administered by Anthem Entertainment
  • Asher Lenz, Stephen Skratt – Pikwik Pack – “Suki’s Hero” episode
    Published by Guru Animation Studios, administered by Anthem Entertainment
  • Neil Parfitt – Ranger Rob – “Fossil Finders Keepers in Big Sky Park” episode
    Published by Future Cinesymphonies, administered by Anthem Entertainment
  • Meiro Stamm – Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum – “I Am Ella Fitzgerald” episode
    Published by 9 Story Media Group Inc., administered by Anthem Entertainment

For further information and a complete list of nominees, visit the Canadian Screen Awards website. Congratulations to all our nominees on this great achievement!