The composers behind some Australia’s most loved television shows, documentaries and films have been acknowledged as nominees for this year’s 2014 Screen Music Awards.

Presented by APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association), AMCOS (Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society) and AGSC (Australian Guild of Screen Composers), the awards celebrate the quiet achievers of the Australian music industry.

The prestigious Feature Film Score of the Year category features two nominations by David Hirschfelder (for Healing and The Railway Man which starred Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth). Christopher Gordon is nominated in this category for his work on the Naomi Watts/Robin Wright feature film Adoration.

Television programs represented in the nominations for the 2014 Screen Music Awards are Rake, Giggle and Hoot, Redfern Now, Wentworth, Fat Tony and Co, The Doctor Blake Mysteries, The Moodys, Serangoon Road and tele-movies The Killing Field and The Broken Shore.

Multiple nominees include Basil Hogios, David McCormack, Adam Gock and Dinesh Wicks, Ricky Edwards and Neil Sutherland.

The list also features first time Screen Music Awards nominees in Jack Moffitt (from Sydney band Preatures), guitarist Jeff Lang, Christopher de Groot, Edward Primrose, Jan Skubiszewski, Luke Howard and Alejandro Gomez Sanchez.

This year’s event will be hosted by Rob Carlton and held on Wednesday 12 November at the City Recital Hall in Sydney.

For the full list of nominees, head to www.apraamcos.com.au