Celebrating Australian composers and their music soundtracks, the 2020 Screen Music Awards will this year take place virtually.

Taking place via YouTube on December 1 from 7pm AEDT, the awards ceremony will once again cover film, television, documentary and advertising music, with host Justine Clarke (one of three hosts, with more to be announced soon) and musical director Jessica Wells.

“I am delighted to introduce the unveiling of the 2020 Screen Music Awards,” Australian Guild of Screen Composers President Antony Partos said.

“Although I had personally desired for this to be a live celebration to mark the end of social distancing and embrace live music and one another again, it seems the next best thing is to join together virtually to celebrate the wealth of talent that our industry has to offer.

“Ironically, despite our industry suffering a cataclysmic downturn this year due to nearly all production ceasing, the public have turned to film and television content in unprecedented numbers to be entertained, forget their woes and be transported to a different reality. 

“My fellow Australian composers may not be household names, but they can rest assured that many of the programs they have worked on have touched the hearts and moved people emotionally across our nation. So I look forward to celebrating virtually with you all on December 1.”

For more details, head to the APRA AMCOS website.