THE 50th GRAMMY NOMINATIONS


The nominees at the soundtrack related categories are:

BEST SCORE SOUNDTRACK ALBUM – Michael Giacchino (Ratatouille), Gustavo Santaolalla (Babel), Howard Shore (The Departed), John Powell (Happy Feet), James Newton Howard (Blood Diamond), Javier Navarrete (Pan’s Labyrinth)

BEST COMPILATION SOUNDTRACK ALBUM – Hairspray, Across The Universe, Once, Dreamgirls, Love

BEST SONG (MOTION PICTURE, TELEVISION OR OTHER VISUAL MEDIA) – Falling Slowly (Once), Guaranteed (Into The Wild), Love You I Do (Dreamgirls), The Song Of The Heart (Happy Feet), You Know My Name (Casino Royale)

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


27 DRESSES – Randy Edelman (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 881 2)
THE BIG GAME – Francesco De Masi (Label: CSC 001)
BROKEN TRAIL – David Mansfield & Van Dyke Parks (Intrada Signature Edition ISE1016) – 71:52
MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS – John Barry (Intrada Special Collection Volume 59) – 28:18)

NEW SCORE ASSIGNMENTS


Christopher Young – UNTRACEABLE
Trevor Rabin – GET SMART
Aaron Zigman – MEET THE BROWNS
Michael Lloyd – DAVID AND FATIMA

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


THE GOLDEN COMPASS – Alexandre Desplat (New Line 39101)
SAVING SARAH CAIN – Mark McKenzie (Word 887409)
TREASURED ISLAND – Nicholas Dodd (MMS08002)

CHRISTOPHER YOUNG SCORES ‘UNTRACEABLE’


(Los Angeles, CA) Award-winning composer Christopher Young adds to an impressive list of nearly 100 feature films in virtually every genre with the score to Screen Gems/Lakeshore Entertainment release “Untraceable,” the latest thriller by director Gregory Hoblit from a script by Allison Burnett. Starring Best Actress Oscar nominee Diane Lane, “Untraceable” finds itself in theaters January 25.

The film centers on an FBI cyber cop (Lane) as she races to track down a ruthless online predator who conducts violent and painful murders live on the net. Film composer Young provides a thrilling score, as he did for the box office breaking “Spider-Man 3.” Young’s distinctive and imaginative approaches to several unusual projects have made him a highly sought-after commodity on films with unusual subject matter. He wrote an ingenious score incorporating breathing effects for the offbeat film “The Vagrant”; provided a darkly dramatic score to the Christian Slater/Kevin Bacon prison drama “Murder in the First”; and tuned in perfectly to the offbeat sensibility of the Bill Murray comedy “The Man Who Knew Too Little.” His long list of works include the scores for “Hellraiser” and its sequel “Hellbound: Hellraiser II”; plus such hits as “Runaway Jury,” “The Shipping News,” “The Core” and “The Grudge.”

Recently honored at the 13th Annual Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival with the award for Outstanding Career Achievement in Film Composing, Young has received numerous awards and nominations throughout a celebrated career. He has won three BMI Film & TV Awards (“The Grudge,” “Swordfish” and “Entrapment”) and a Saturn Award (“Hellbound: Hellraiser II.”) He has been nominated for two Emmys (“Norma Jean & Marilyn,” “Last Flight Out”) and received both Golden Globe and Broadcast Film Critics Association Award nominations for the Miramax film “The Shipping News.”

In addition to his busy film-composing schedule, Young is imparting his experience and knowledge to a new generation of film composers. He has been teaching at USC since the early Nineties. “Sleepwalking,” a drama from director Bill Maher starring Charlize Theron, Dennis Hopper and Woody Harrelson with a score by Young, made its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, January 22.

TYLER BATES SCORES ‘WATCHMEN’ AND ‘THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL’


(Los Angeles, CA) – Tyler Bates’ latest movie Doomsday (Neil Marshall’s upcoming Rogue Pictures release) may be March 14th, but the future is looking bright with the signing of two major films for 2008: Warner Bros Watchmen, and Fox’s The Day the Earth Stood Still.

Bates, score composer for movies and television including director Zack Snyder’s blockbuster hits 300 and Dawn of the Dead, has signed on with Snyder again for Watchmen. Snyder, who praised the score to 300 saying, “It moves the film into mythology cauterizing the images as you view them, making them something they could never be alone” has once again asked Bates to join his creative team. The film based on the graphic novel stars Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Jackie Earle Haley, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Patrick Wilson.

20th Century Fox’s The Day the Earth Stood Still directed by Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose), a remake of the 1951 classic sci-fi film, stars Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly and Kathy Bates.

With more than forty film and television scores to his credit, Bates’ inventive style has become the visceral cornerstone of projects including Rob Zombie’s box-office number one hit Halloween, The Devil’s Rejects, and the 2008 release of Zombie’s animated feature The Haunted World of El Superbeasto. Following the 1997 Atlantic Records album release of his band Pet, Tyler began focusing primarily on scoring movies, and now with a list of impressive credits and a very distinctive approach to scoring films, he is one of the most sought after composers in Hollywood. In addition to films, Bates composes the score for Showtime’s dark comedy, Californication, which stars David Duchovny. He is also putting the finishing touches to the music for Liquid Entertainment’s 2008 release of Rise of the Argonauts for major video-gaming systems.

THE 2008 OSCAR NOMINATIONS


The Oscar Nominations at the Film Music categories are:

MUSIC (SCORE)
Marco Beltrami for “3:10 to Yuma”
Dario Marianelli for “Atonement”
Alberto Iglesias for “The Kite Runner”
James Newton Howard for “Michael Clayton”
Michael Giacchino for “Ratatouille”

MUSIC (SONG)
Falling Slowly from “Once”
Raise It Up from “August Rush”
Happy Working Song from “Enchanted”
So Close from “Enchanted”
That’s How You Know from “Enchanted”

THE ‘INTERNATIONAL FILM MUSIC CRITICS ASSOCIATION’ 2007 AWARD NOMINATIONS


SCORE OF THE YEAR – ATONEMENT (Dario Marianelli), THE GOLDEN COMPASS (Alexandre Desplat), LUST, CAUTION (Alexandre Desplat), RATATOUILLE (Michael Giacchino), ZODIAC (David Shire)

FILM COMPOSER OF THE YEAR – ALEXANDRE DESPLAT, MICHAEL GIACCHINO, JAMES NEWTON HOWARD, MARK ISHAM, DARIO MARIANELLI

BREAKTHROUGH COMPOSER OF 2007 – JANE ANTONIA CORNISH (Island of Lost Souls), ILAN ESHKERI (Stardust), JONNY GREENWOOD (There Will Be Blood), FERNANDO VELÁZQUEZ (The Orphanage), CHRISTOPHER WONG (Journey to the Fall)

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A DRAMA FILM – ANGEL (Philippe Rombi), ATONEMENT (Dario Marianelli), EASTERN PROMISES (Howard Shore), THE KITE RUNNER (Alberto Iglesias), LUST, CAUTION (Alexandre Desplat)

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A COMEDY FILM – ENCHANTED (Alan Menken), EVAN ALMIGHTY (John Debney), HOT FUZZ (David Arnold), REIGN OVER ME (Rolfe Kent), ALL THE WOMEN IN MY LIFE (Ennio Morricone)

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR AN ACTION/ADVENTURE FILM – THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM (John Powell), GHOST RIDER (Christopher Young), LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD (Marco Beltrami), PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD’S END (Hans Zimmer), SPIDER-MAN 3 (Christopher Young)


BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A FANTASY/SCIENCE FICTION FILM – BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA (Aaron Zigman), THE GOLDEN COMPASS (Alexandre Desplat), MR. MAGORIUM’S WONDER EMPORIUM (Alexandre Desplat, Aaron Zigman), STARDUST (Ilan Eshkeri), SUNSHINE (John Murphy, Underworld)


BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A HORROR/THRILLER FILM – THE ORPHANAGE (Fernando Velázquez), FLOOD (Debbie Wiseman), I KNOW WHO KILLED ME (Joel McNeely), SLEUTH (Patrick Doyle), ZODIAC (David Shire)

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR AN ANIMATED FEATURE – BEE MOVIE (Rupert Gregson-Williams), BEOWULF (Alan Silvestri), TALES FROM EARTHSEA (Tamiya Terajima), MEET THE ROBINSONS (Danny Elfman), RATATOUILLE (Michael Giacchino)

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A DOCUMENTARY FEATURE – DARFUR NOW (Graeme Revell), EARTH (George Fenton), IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOON (Philip Sheppard), LA PLANÈTE BLANCHE (Bruno Coulais), LE PREMIER CRI (Armand Amar)

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR TELEVISION – BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: SEASON 3 (Bear McCreary), DOCTOR WHO: SEASON 3 (Murray Gold), LOST: SEASON 3 (Michael Giacchino), THE STORY OF THE GREAT KING AND THE FOUR GODS (Joe Hisaishi), TIN MAN (Simon Boswell)


BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A VIDEO GAME OR INTERACTIVE MEDIA – BIOSHOCK (Garry Schyman), CALL OF DUTY 4: MODERN WARFARE (Stephen Barton, Harry Gregson-Williams), LAIR (John Debney), MEDAL OF HONOR: AIRBORNE (Michael Giacchino), WARHAWK (Christopher Lennertz)


BEST NEW RELEASE/RE-RELEASE/RE-RECORDING OF AN EXISTING SCORE – ALIEN (Jerry Goldsmith – Douglass Fake, Michael Matessino, Nick Redman [producers]), GODZILLA (David Arnold – Ford A. Thaxton, David Arnold [producers]), THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING (Howard Shore – Howard Shore, Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Paul Broucek [producers]), THE PRIVATE LIFE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (Miklós Rózsa – James Fitzpatrick [producer]), THE WIND AND THE LION (Jerry Goldsmith – Douglass Fake, Lukas Kendall [producers])

BEST FILM MUSIC COMPILATION ALBUM – AMAZING STORIES: ANTHOLOGY 3, (Douglass Fake [producer]), THE KARATE KID BOX SET (Robert Townson, Bill Conti [producers]), MAD, MOD & MACABRE: THE RONALD STEIN COLLECTION (Taylor White [producer]), MIKLÓS RÓZSA: A CENTENARY CELEBRATION (Robert Townson [producer]), THE UNFORGIVEN: CLASSIC WESTERN SCORES FROM UNITED ARTISTS (Lukas Kendall [producer])

FILM MUSIC RECORD LABEL OF THE YEAR – FILM SCORE MONTHLY (Lukas Kendall), INTRADA (Douglass Fake), LA-LA LAND RECORDS (M.V. Gerhard, Matt Verboys), MOVIESCORE MEDIA (Mikael Carlsson), VARÈSE SARABANDE (Robert Townson)

FILM MUSIC COMPOSITION OF THE YEAR – “Elegy for Dunkirk” (ATONEMENT, Dario Marianelli), “Graysmith Obsessed” (ZODIAC, David Shire), “Last Shift” (LIONS FOR LAMBS, Mark Isham), “Up Is Down” (PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD’S END, Hans Zimmer), “Wong Chia Chi’s Theme” (LUST, CAUTION, Alexandre Desplat)