THE 79 th OSCAR WINNERS LIST


Complete list of winners at the 79th annual Academy Awards, presented Sunday night at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles: Best Motion Picture: “The Departed”Lead Actor: Forest Whitaker, “The Last King of Scotland”Lead Actress: Helen Mirren, “The Queen”Supporting Actor: Alan Arkin, “Little Miss Sunshine”Supporting Actress: Jennifer Hudson, “Dreamgirls”Directing: Martin Scorsese, “The Departed”Foreign Language Film: “The Lives of Others,” GermanyAdapted Screenplay: William Monahan, “The Departed”Original Screenplay: Michael Arndt, “Little Miss Sunshine”Animated Feature Film: “Happy Feet”Art Direction: “Pan’s Labyrinth”Cinematography: “Pan’s Labyrinth”Sound Mixing: “Dreamgirls”Sound Editing: “Letters From Iwo Jima”Original Score: “Babel,” Gustavo SantaolallaOriginal Song: “I Need to Wake Up” from “An Inconvenient Truth,” … Continue reading THE 79 th OSCAR WINNERS LIST

COMPOSER AARON ZIGMAN COLLABORATES WITH JOHN LEGEND FOR "PRIDE"


Lionsgate Releases Film March 23, Score CD March 13 (HOLLYWOOD, CA) – Composer and producer Aaron Zigman scores “Pride” for director Sunu Gonera. Starring Terrence Howard, Bernie Mac, and Tom Arnold, the film is based on the true story of inner city Philadelphia swim coach Jim Ellis. The story revolves around Ellis’ fight to build a swim team in one of the city’s toughest neighborhoods in the 1970s. “Pride” hits theaters March 23 through Lionsgate Entertainment with the Lionsgate soundtrack leading March 13. In addition to providing the film’s score, Zigman co-wrote the film’s signature song “Dare to Dream” with … Continue reading COMPOSER AARON ZIGMAN COLLABORATES WITH JOHN LEGEND FOR "PRIDE"

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


Arizona Si Scateno’ E Li Fece Fuori – Tutti Bruno Nicolai (Saimel 3998010)The Astronaut Farmer – Stewart Matthewman (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 790 2)Beat The Drum – Klaus Badelt & Ramin Djawadi (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 787 2)Catch And Release – BT & Tommy Stinson (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 793 2)Ghost Rider – Christopher Young (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 789 2)Goldsmith: His Final Recordings – Jerry Goldsmith (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 788 2, 3 CDs)L’Uomo Senza Memoria – Gianni Ferrio (Digitmovies CDDM 075)Max Dugan Returns – David Shire / Marvin Hamlisch (Intrada Special Collection Volume 39) – 41:50Norbit – David … Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES

GRAMMY NOMINATED FILM COMPOSER MYCHAEL DANNA SCORES "BREACH"


Universal Pictures Releases Feb. 16, Varèse Sarabande Releases Score Feb. 27(Los Angeles, CA) Grammy nominated for his score to the hit comedy “Little Miss Sunshine,” composer Mychael Danna turns serious with the score to the dramatic thriller, “Breach,” for director Billy Ray with whom Danna previously worked on “Shattered Glass.” The award-winning composer sets the tone for the drama with a mysterious and beautiful score for piano and strings. Starring Ryan Philippe, Chris Cooper and Laura Linney, the film inspired by true events will be released by Universal Pictures February 16. Varèse Sarabande releases the score CD February 27. The … Continue reading GRAMMY NOMINATED FILM COMPOSER MYCHAEL DANNA SCORES "BREACH"

IFMCA ANNOUNCES ITS NOMINEES FOR THE BEST FILM SCORES OF 2006


The members of the International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) have announced their nominees for the 3rd IFMCA Awards, honoring achievements in film and television music in 2006. The nominees are: FILM SCORE OF THE YEAR* The Black Dahlia (Mark Isham)* The Da Vinci Code (Hans Zimmer)* The Fountain (Clint Mansell)* Lady in the Water (James Newton Howard)* Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (Tom Tykwer, Reinhold Heil and Johnny Klimek) * X-Men: The Last Stand (John Powell) FILM COMPOSER OF THE YEAR* Alexandre Desplat* James Newton Howard* Mark Isham* John Powell* Hans Zimmer BEST NEW COMPOSER OF 2006* Caine … Continue reading IFMCA ANNOUNCES ITS NOMINEES FOR THE BEST FILM SCORES OF 2006

‘COEURS’ COMPOSER MARK SNOW NOMINATED FOR FRENCH CÉSAR AWARD


Awards Presented February 24(Paris, France) Film composer Mark Snow has been nominated for a CésarAward, the main national film award in France, for Best Music Written for a Film for “Coeurs” (International Title: “Private Fears in Public Places”). Snow is the only American composer nominated in the category. “Coeurs,” adapted from an award-winning play, offers a darkly comedic glimpse into the lives of six lonely characters and the strange circumstances that connect them. It also received recognition in seven other categories including Best Director (Alain Resnais). The award ceremony takes place on February 24.Snow has received numerous Emmy nominations and … Continue reading ‘COEURS’ COMPOSER MARK SNOW NOMINATED FOR FRENCH CÉSAR AWARD

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


Film Score Monthly – February: THE LAST RUN, CROSSCURRENT, THE SCARLET LETTER (Jerry Goldsmith, Dave Grusin), RAINTREE COUNTRY (Johnny Green)Sony – February, 20th: We All Love Ennio Morricone – All Star Tribute Album (Celine Dion, Quincy Jones / Herbie Hancock, Bruce Springsteen, Andrea Bocelli, Metallica, Yo-Yo Ma, Renée Fleming, Daniela Mercury / Eumir Deodato, Dulce Pontes, Chris Botti, Vanessa and the O’s, Roger Waters, Denyce Graves, Taro HakaseVarèse Sarabande – March 13th: ZODIAC (David Shire) Continue reading UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES