THE 2017 OSCAR NOMINATIONS AT THE FILM MUSIC CATEGORIES


BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

  • Mica Levi for “Jackie”
  • Justin Hurwitz for “La La Land”
  • Hauschka, Dustin O’Halloran for “Lion
  • Nicholas Britell for “Moonlight
  • Thomas Newman for “Passengers

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THE 2015 OSCAR NOMINATIONS AT THE FILM MUSIC CATEGORIES


BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

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Grammy Award Winning Arranger Nan Schwartz contributes orchestrations for Oscar nominated scores ARGO and LIFE OF PI


Schwartz receives Grammy-nomination “Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying a Vocalist” for “Wild is the Wind” performed by Whitney Kaufman and the London Symphony Orchestra. (West Hollywood, CA) January 31, 2013—Grammy award winning arranger/composer Nan Schwartz contributed orchestrations to two Oscar nominated film scores this year: ARGO and LIFE OF PI. The score for ARGO won the Satellite Award, the score for Life of Pi won the Golden Globe and both scores are Academy Award nominated. Nan Schwartz is nominated this year for a Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying a Vocalist for “Wild is the Wind” performed by Whitney Kaufman and the London … Continue reading Grammy Award Winning Arranger Nan Schwartz contributes orchestrations for Oscar nominated scores ARGO and LIFE OF PI

THE 2013 OSCAR NOMINATIONS AT THE FILM MUSIC CATEGORIES


BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – Dario Marianelli, Anna Karenina – Alexandre Desplat, Argo – Mychael Danna, Life of Pi – John Williams, Lincoln – Thomas Newman, Skyfall BEST ORIGINAL SONG – “Skyfall” – Skyfall – “Everybody Needs A Friend” – Ted – “Pi’s Lullabye” –  Life of Pi – “Suddenly” – Les Miserables – “Before My Time” – Chasing Ice Continue reading THE 2013 OSCAR NOMINATIONS AT THE FILM MUSIC CATEGORIES

JOHN HUNTER’S SCORE SOARS IN OSCAR NOMINATED FOR BEST ANIMATED SHORT


The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore Oscar Nominated For Best Animated Short (Los Angeles, CA) February 7, 2012— John Hunter, composer and partner at Breed Music, scores the Academy Award nominated animated short The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore directed by William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg of Moonbot Studios. The team also worked together on the accompanying app which was named by Apple as one of the “Top 5 New Apps for iPad.” Both the fantastically innovative short and app use a hybrid style of animation that harkens back to silent films and MGM Technicolor musicals. John Hunter of … Continue reading JOHN HUNTER’S SCORE SOARS IN OSCAR NOMINATED FOR BEST ANIMATED SHORT

THE 2012 OSCAR NOMINATIONS AT THE FILM MUSIC CATEGORIES


ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC WRITTEN FOR MOTION PICTURES (ORIGINAL SCORE)THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN – John WilliamsTHE ARTIST – Ludovic BourceHUGO – Howard ShoreTINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY – Alberto IglesiasWAR HORSE – John Williams ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC WRITTEN FOR MOTION PICTURES (ORIGINAL SONG) “MAN OR MUPPET” – The Muppets – Music and Lyric by Bret McKenzie“REAL IN RIO” – Rio – Music by Sergio Mendes and Carlinhos Brown, Lyric by Seidah Garrett Continue reading THE 2012 OSCAR NOMINATIONS AT THE FILM MUSIC CATEGORIES

THE OSCAR NOMINATIONS AT THE FILM MUSIC CATEGORIES


Best Original Score: 127 Hours: A.R. RahmanHow to Train Your Dragon: John PowellInception: Hans ZimmerThe King’s Speech: Alexandre DesplatThe Social Network: Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross Best Original Song: 127 Hours: A.R. Rahman, Rollo Armstrong, Dido(“If I Rise”)Country Strong: Bob DiPiero, Tom Douglas, Hillary Lindsey, Troy Verges(“Coming Home”)Tangled: Alan Menken, Glenn Slater(“I See the Light”)Toy Story 3: Randy Newman(“We Belong Together”) Continue reading THE OSCAR NOMINATIONS AT THE FILM MUSIC CATEGORIES

OSCAR: GIACCHINO WINS THE BEST ORIGINAL SCORE AWARD


Michael Giacchino has won the award of The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences for his excellent musical score for the animated film ‘Up’. This is, undeniably, the perfect finale for a film score that started its multi award career winning the Phoenix Film Critics Society award followed by the Golden Globe and the awards of the Chicago Film Critics Association Awards, the Online Film Critics Society, the Central Ohio Film Critics Association, the Broadcast Film Critics Association, the Austin Film Critics Association as well as the BAFTA and the Grammy. Michael Giacchino was born in Riverside Township, New … Continue reading OSCAR: GIACCHINO WINS THE BEST ORIGINAL SCORE AWARD

THE 2010 OSCAR NOMINATIONS AT THE FILM MUSIC CATEGORIES


MUSIC (SCORE)“Avatar”“Fantastic Mr. Fox”“The Hurt Locker”“Sherlock Holmes”“Up” MUSIC (SONG)“Almost There” from “The Princess & the Frog”“Down in New Orleans” from “The Princess & the Frog”“Loin de Paname” from “Paris 36”“Take it All” from “Nine”“The Weary Kind” from “Crazy Heart” Continue reading THE 2010 OSCAR NOMINATIONS AT THE FILM MUSIC CATEGORIES