Jóhann Jóhannsson was born and raised in Reykjavík. He was a founding member of Kitchen Motors, an arts organisation, think tank and record label. As well as working as a composer of art installations like Drone Mass in 2015 and releasing solo albums, Jóhannsson was nominated for two Academy Awards® for The Theory of Everything (2014) and Sicario (2015) before his death in February 2018.
The Asia Pacific Screen Academy expresses its respect for and acknowledgement of the South East Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of country, including the custodial communities on whose land works are created and celebrated by the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. We acknowledge the continuing connection to land, waters and communities. We also pay our respects to Elders, past and emerging. We recognise the integral role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and First Nations peoples continue to play in storytelling and celebration spaces.