Tonight was the annual ASCAP Film & TV Music awards. And so, I got all tuxed up, and drove to Beverly Hills. I parked in a residential area, because paying $9 for parking isn’t worth it when you can walk 2 blocks. Of course, Beverly Hills is so messed up that you can’t even cross at the intersection – you have to go around it. Which was really lame. But I got a nice picture, at least. (Gallery is up here)
Tonight’s big honorees were John Debney (the Henry Mancini Lifetime Achievement Award) and Mark Snow (the ASCAP Golden Note Award). Other composers came on through, of course, including Brian Tyler, Michael Giacchino, Marco Beltrami, Alan Silvestri, and more.
The dinner was good, and the ceremony itself went a little long, but for all the right reasons. When it came time for Mark Snow’s segment, actress Stephanie Powers was there “roasting” him, as well as X-Files producer Frank Spotnitz, and actress (and sister-in-law) Tyne Daly. Powers had a good anecdote about John Williams and Mark, which was funny, and Daly made fun of him changing his name (which was not Mark Snow).
When it came time for Debney’s segment, director Adam Shankman (The Pacifier) came up. What a character! He went on for about 10 minutes longer than he was supposed to, but had the audience in stitches with his wild storytelling ability. Definitely a showboater!
Debney was incredibly gracious as always, and the evening ended on a rather upbeat note. Then Jim and I went over to Trader Vics with a few ASCAP folks for drinks. Turns out there was a few stuff in the goodie-bag of note…. mainly, Collateral on DVD! How cool! I’ll also be partaking of that Starbucks Coffee Liqueure ASAP!