BAFTA Jury 2014 – Original Music

Now that this year’s BAFTAs have happened I’m allowed to say I was a juror for the Original Music category. I’m not allowed to say how I voted obviously, but having been involved a few times in recent years I thought the standard was particularly high this year. Bioshock Infinite took the prize on the night, and excellent it was too.

I particularly liked how they wove together disparate elements to support the world – original music ranging from tender emotional cues to big clattering rackets, alongside all sorts of borrowed elements, creatively worked in, and with a healthy streak of humour too.

Here’s the big moment, showing the full shortlist. I love the huge cheers you hear for Tearaway, which I thought was an off-kilter masterpiece.