Academy Award for Best Original Score

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Academy Award for Best Original Score

Resented to the best substantial body of music in the form of dramatic underscoring written specifically for the film by the submitting composer add

Category: Movies & TV (402)

Launched in 1967.

Countries: United States (59%), (15%), United Kingdom (10%)

Main connections: Atticus Ross, The Social Network, Trent Reznor

Linked to: Monsters, Inc.

 

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1967

The years shown in the following list of winners are the production years, thus a reference to 1967 means the Oscars presented in 1968 for films released in 1967 add something


1972

Limelight (1952 film) - In 1972, twenty years after the film's first release, Chaplin and his musical collaborators Raymond Rasch and Larry Russell were awarded an Oscar for Best Original Dramatic Score


1973

Only one composer has won two Scoring Oscars the same year: in 1973, Marvin Hamlisch won Original Dramatic Score for "The Way We Were" and Best Adaptation Score, for "The Sting" add something

 

Charlie Chaplin - In 1973, Chaplin's film Limelight was honoured with an Oscar for Best Original Score.


1979

Kenneth Ascher - Both Williams and Ascher received Oscar nominations for the 1979 Academy *awards for Best Original Song and Best Original Score


1984

Yentl (film) - "Yentl" won an Academy *award in 1984 for Best Adaptation Score, the *award going to Michel Legrand , Alan Bergman , and Marilyn Bergman


1986

John Barry (composer) - He received ten Golden Globe *award nominations, winning once for Best Original Score for "Out of Africa" in 1986


1987

Hans Zimmer - Zimmer acted as score producer for the 1987 film "The Last Emperor", which won the Academy *award for Best Original Score


1993

A River Runs Through It (film) - The film was nominated for three Academy *awards in 1993, including Best Cinematography ; Best Music,_Original_Score (Academy_Award_for_Best_Original_Score) ; and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium

 

A River Runs Through It (film) - The film won an Academy *award for Best Cinematography in 1993 and was nominated for two other Oscars, for Best Music,_Original_Score (Academy_Award_for_Best_Original_Score) and Best Adapted Screenplay


1995

Note: From 1995 to 1998, songwriters and lyricists along with orchestral underscore composers were eligible for nominations in the "Musical or Comedy Score" category add something


1996

The category was therefore split into 'Best Original Dramatic Score' and 'Best Original Musical or Comedy Score' in 1996 add something


2000

The Best Original Musical category still exists today, although there haven't been enough submissions to warrant its activation since it was re-established in 2000 add something

 

This split was reverted in 2000 add something


2005

Jan A. P. Kaczmarek - In 2005, Kaczmarek received the Academy *award for Best Original Score for "Finding Neverland", directed by Marc Forster

 

Alexandre Desplat - Prior to these break-out works, he contributed scores for "The Luzhin Defence", "Girl with a Pearl Earring", "Syriana", "Birth", "Hostage", "Casanova", "The Nest" and "The Painted Veil", for which he won the Golden Globe *award for Best Original Score, Los Angeles Film Critics Association *award for Best Music, and the 2006 World Soundtrack *award


2007

Alexandre Desplat - He won the 2007 BMI Film Music *award, 2007 World Soundtrack *award, 2007 European Film *award, and received his first Academy *award nomination for Best Original Score for "The Queen"


2010

Black Swan (film) - Because of the use of Tchaikovsky's music, the score was deemed ineligible to be entered into the 2010 Academy *awards for Best Original Score

 

Marco Beltrami - Despite having met a mixed critical response, he was nominated, alongside Buck Sanders, for the 2010 Academy *award for Best Original Score for his score to "The Hurt Locker"

 

Atticus Ross - Ross, along with Trent Reznor, won the Academy *award for Best Original Score for "The Social Network" in 2010


2011

Marco Beltrami - In 2011, he was met with critical praise and won a Satellite *award for Best Original Score for his score to the drama film "Soul Surfer"

 

The Social Network - Reznor and Ross won the *award for Best Original Score at the 2011 Golden Globe *awards, as well as the 2011 Academy *award for Best Original Score

 

Inception - The majority of the score was included in high resolution 5,1 surround sound on the 2nd disc of the 2 disc Blu-ray release Hans Zimmer's music was nominated for an Academy *award in the Best Original Score category in 2011, losing to Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross of "The Social Network"

 

Atticus Ross - On 16 January 2011 , he and collaborator Trent Reznor won the *award for Best Original Score at the 68th Golden Globe *awards for the original score of "The Social Network"

 

Atticus Ross - On 27 February 2011, Ross and Reznor received the Academy *award Best Original Score for "The Social Network"


2014

William Butler (musician) - In January 2014, Butler and Owen Pallett were nominated for Best Original Score at the 86th Academy Awards for their work on "Her"

 

Owen Pallett - In January 2014, Pallett and William Butler were nominated for Best Original Score at the 86th Academy *awards for their work on Her

 

Birdman (film) - When the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released their longlist for the Academy Award for Best Original Score in December 2014, "Birdman" was absent from the list


2017

The category was taken out of the rulebook in 2017 add something


2018

Terence Blanchard - He received his first nomination for the Academy Award for Best Original Score for Spike Lee's 2018 film "BlacKkKlansman"