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Alexandre Michel Gérard Desplat (French: [a.lɛk.sɑ̃dʁ dɛs.pla]; born 23 August 1961) is a French film composer. He has won two Academy Awards
Academy Awards
for his soundtracks to the films The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Shape of Water, and received seven additional Academy Award nominations, eight César nominations (winning three), seven BAFTA
BAFTA
nominations (winning three), seven Golden Globe Award nominations (winning two), and six Grammy
Grammy
nominations (winning two). Desplat has worked on a variety of films, including independent and commercial successes The Queen, The Golden Compass, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1
& Part 2, The King's Speech, The Danish Girl, Moonrise Kingdom, Argo, Rise of the Guardians, Zero Dark Thirty, Godzilla, The Imitation Game, Unbroken, and Isle of Dogs.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career 3 Accolades

3.1 Academy Awards 3.2 Golden Globe Awards 3.3 British Academy Film Awards 3.4 Annie Awards 3.5 Grammy
Grammy
Awards 3.6 César Awards 3.7 Satellite Awards 3.8 Awards 3.9 Nominations 3.10 Decorations

4 Filmography (English language) 5 Filmography (other languages) 6 References 7 External links

Early life[edit] Desplat was born in Paris, to a French father and a Greek mother who met at the University of California, Berkeley.[1] After their marriage, they moved back to France, where Alexandre was born. Alexandre is the younger brother of Marie-Christine, also known as Kiki, who leads the jazz band "Certains l'Aiment Chaud",[2] and of Rosalinda Desplat. At the age of five, he began playing piano.[3] He also became proficient on trumpet and flute. He studied with Claude Ballif, Iannis Xenakis in France
France
and Jack Hayes in the U.S. Desplat swiftly became a skilled performer and composer. Desplat's musical interests were wide, ranging from early twentieth-century French composers, like Ravel and Debussy, to jazz and world music. He was also influenced by South American and African artists, among whom were Carlinhos Brown
Carlinhos Brown
and Ray Lema.[4] A big film fan, Desplat set his sights on becoming a film composer from an early age and acted to make the dream a reality as he started his career. He worked on his first film Le souffleur in 1986.[5] When recording the music for his first film, he met violinist Dominique Lemonnier who became his favorite soloist, artistic director and wife.[4][6] Desplat worked on many films since the 1980s, and his big Hollywood break came in 2003 with the soundtrack for the film Girl with a Pearl Earring.[4][7] Career[edit] Desplat has composed extensively for French cinema, Hollywood, and incidental music for over 100 films, including Lapse of Memory (1992), Family Express (1992), Regarde Les Hommes Tomber (1994), Les Péchés Mortels (1995), César-nominated Un Héros Très Discret (1996), Une Minute de Silence (1998), Sweet Revenge (1998), Le Château des Singes (1999), Reines d'un Jour (2001), the César-nominated Sur mes lèvres (2002), Rire et Châtiment (2003), Syriana
Syriana
(2005), the César-winner The Beat That My Heart Skipped
The Beat That My Heart Skipped
(2005), The Queen (2006), Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1
(2010), The Ghost Writer
The Ghost Writer
(2010), Daniel Auteuil's remake of La Fille du Puisatier (2011), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011), and The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Grand Budapest Hotel
(2014). Desplat has composed individual songs that have been sung in films by such artists as Akhenaton, Kate Beckinsale, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Valérie Lemercier, Miosotis, and Catherine Ringer. He has also written music for the theatre, including pieces performed at the Comédie Française. Desplat has conducted performances of his music played by the London
London
Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Munich Symphony Orchestra. Desplat has also given Master Classes at La Sorbonne
La Sorbonne
in Paris
Paris
and the Royal College of Music in London. In 2007, he composed the scores for Philip Pullman's Golden Compass; Zach Helm's directorial debut Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium
with American composer Aaron Zigman; and the Ang Lee
Ang Lee
movie Lust, Caution. 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
Soundtrack
Award. He won the 2007 BMI Film Music Award, 2007 World Soundtrack
Soundtrack
Award, 2007 European Film Award, and received his first Academy Award
Academy Award
nomination for Best Original Score for The Queen. He also won the Silver Berlin Bear at the Berlin Film Festival
Berlin Film Festival
for Best Film Music in The Beat that My Heart Skipped. In 2008, Desplat received his second Oscar nomination for David Fincher's Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Desplat received his third Oscar nomination and a BAFTA
BAFTA
nomination for Fantastic Mr. Fox
Fantastic Mr. Fox
in 2010, both of which were won by Michael Giacchino
Michael Giacchino
for Up. Desplat has composed music for Largo Winch, based on the Belgian comic; Afterwards
Afterwards
a French-Canadian psychological thriller film directed by Gilles Bourdos in English; Anne Fontaine's Coco avant Chanel based on the life of designer Coco Chanel; Robert Guédiguian's Armée du Crime; Cheri, reuniting him with director Stephen Frears, whom he collaborated with on The Queen; Un Prophète reuniting with director Jacques Audiard; Julie & Julia[8] directed by Nora Ephron; Fantastic Mr. Fox, directed by Wes Anderson
Wes Anderson
and based on the novel by Roald Dahl; New Moon, directed by Chris Weitz; Roman Polanski's Ghost Writer; Tamara Drewe; The Special
Special
Relationship; and The King's Speech
The King's Speech
which earned Desplat his fourth Oscar nomination.[9] In early 2011, Desplat began to write the music to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2. He reunited with director David Yates, who offered Desplat the opportunity to score the second part after his work on the Part 1 soundtrack in 2010 "enchanted everyone in the control room".[10][11] Desplat's soundtrack sequel to the 2008 film Largo Winch
Largo Winch
was released in 2011 and was well received. Desplat's 2011 projects included The Tree of Life, directed by Terrence Malick
Terrence Malick
(which he actually recorded in early 2010), A Better Life,[12] La Fille du Puisatier, Roman Polanski's Carnage, and George Clooney's Ides of March. Desplat started 2012 with Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, the Florent Emilio Siri-directed biopic Cloclo, and DreamWorks Animation's Rise of the Guardians. His other scores of 2013 included Rust and Bone, Zero Dark Thirty, and Argo, the latter of which earned him Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA
BAFTA
nominations. In June 2013, Desplat's first Concerto for Flute & Orchestra premiered in France
France
with flautist Jean Ferrandis and the Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire conducted by John Axelrod. His Trois Etudes for piano originally written for pianist Lang Lang
Lang Lang
had its U.S. premiere in October 2013 played by pianist Gloria Cheng. He received a sixth Oscar nomination for his score to Philomena, which marked his fourth collaboration with director Stephen Frears. On 23 June 2014, it was announced that Desplat would head the jury at the 71st Venice International Film Festival.[13] He wrote five major scores during 2014, with The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Grand Budapest Hotel
winning him his first Academy Award.[14] His score for The Imitation Game
The Imitation Game
was also nominated, and his win therefore marked the first time a composer had won against another of their own scores since John Williams
John Williams
won for Star Wars (beating Close Encounters of the Third Kind) in 1978, and only the seventh time overall (Alfred Newman, Bernard Herrmann, Max Steiner, Miklos Rozsa and Johnny Green
Johnny Green
are the only other composers to achieve this). In 2018, he won his second Academy Award
Academy Award
for The Shape of Water. Accolades[edit] Academy Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result

2007 The Queen Best Original Score Nominated

2009 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Nominated

2010 Fantastic Mr. Fox Nominated

2011 The King's Speech Nominated

2013 Argo Nominated

2014 Philomena Nominated

2015 The Grand Budapest Hotel Won

The Imitation Game Nominated

2018 The Shape of Water Won

Golden Globe Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result

2004 Girl with a Pearl Earring Best Original Score Nominated

2006 Syriana Nominated

2007 The Painted Veil Won

2009 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Nominated

2011 The King's Speech Nominated

2013 Argo Nominated

2015 The Imitation Game Nominated

2016 The Danish Girl Nominated

2018 The Shape of Water Won

British Academy Film Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result

2003 Girl with a Pearl Earring Best Music Nominated

2006 The Queen Nominated

2009 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Nominated

2010 Fantastic Mr. Fox Nominated

2011 The King's Speech Won

2013 Argo Nominated

2015 The Grand Budapest Hotel Won

2018 The Shape of Water Won

Annie Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result

44th Annie Awards The Secret Life of Pets Best Music in an Animated Feature Production Nominated

Grammy
Grammy
Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result

2009 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Best Score Soundtrack
Soundtrack
for Visual Media Nominated

2011 The King's Speech Won

2012 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Nominated

2013 Argo Nominated

Zero Dark Thirty Nominated

2014 The Grand Budapest Hotel Won

César Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result

1997 Un Héros Très Discret Best Music Written for a Film Nominated

2002 Sur mes lèvres Nominated

2006 The Beat That My Heart Skipped Won

2008 L'ennemi intime Nominated

2010 A Prophet Nominated

2011 The Ghost Writer Won

2013 Rust and Bone Won

2014 Venus in Fur Nominated

Satellite Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result

2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 Best Score Nominated

2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Nominated

2012 Argo Won

2013 Philomena Nominated

2014 The Imitation Game Nominated

2015 The Danish Girl Nominated

2017 The Shape of Water Nominated

Awards[edit]

2005 Silver Berlin Bear for Best Film Music – The Beat That My Heart Skipped 2006 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Music – The Painted Veil and The Queen 2007 BMI Film Music Award
BMI Film Music Award
– The Queen 2007 European Film Award
European Film Award
for Best Composer – The Queen 2007 Golden Horse Award for Best Original Film Score – Lust, Caution 2007 World Soundtrack
Soundtrack
Award for Film Composer of the Year – The Queen and The Painted Veil 2008 Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Original Score – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 2009 BMI Film Music Award
BMI Film Music Award
– The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 2009 World Soundtrack
Soundtrack
Award for Best Original Score of the Year – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 2009 World Soundtrack
Soundtrack
Award for Film Composer of the Year – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Coco Before Chanel, Largo Winch
Largo Winch
and Chéri 2010 Étoile d'Or for Best Music (Meilleure musique) – A Prophet, The Army of Crime, Afterwards, Coco Before Chanel
Coco Before Chanel
and Chéri 2010 World Soundtrack
Soundtrack
Award for Best Original Score of the Year – Fantastic Mr. Fox 2010 World Soundtrack
Soundtrack
Award for Film Composer of the Year – Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Julie & Julia, The Ghost Writer 2010 IFMCA
IFMCA
Award for Best Original Score for a Drama Film – The King's Speech 2010 IFMCA
IFMCA
Award for Film Composer of the Year 2010 IFMCA
IFMCA
Award for Best Original Score for an Action/Adventure/Thriller Film – The Ghost Writer 2011 Sammy Film Music Award for Best New Film Score – The King's Speech 2011 César Award for Best Music Written for a Film
César Award for Best Music Written for a Film
(Meilleure musique écrite pour un film) – The Ghost Writer 2011 World Soundtrack
Soundtrack
Award for Film Composer of the Year – A Better Life, The Burma Conspiracy, The King's Speech, The Tree of Life, The Well Digger's Daughter, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 2011 Étoile d'Or for Film Music Composer – The Ghost Writer 2011 San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Score – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 2014 World Soundtrack
Soundtrack
Award for Best Original Score of the Year – The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014 World Soundtrack
Soundtrack
Award for Film Composer of the Year – Godzilla, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Marius, The Monuments Men, Philomena, Venus in Fur, and Zulu 2014 Sammy Film Music Award for Best New Film Score – The Grand Budapest Hotel 2016 Hollywood Music in Media Awards for Best Original Score – Animated Film - The Secret Life of Pets

Nominations[edit]

2004 European Film Award
European Film Award
for Best Composer – Girl with a Pearl Earring 2005 Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Original Score – Birth 2006 Étoile d'Or for Best Music (Meilleure musique) – The Beat That My Heart Skipped 2006 Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Original Score – The Queen 2007 Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Original Score – Lust, Caution 2008 Étoile d'Or for Best Music (Meilleure musique) – L'ennemi intime 2008 Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Original Score – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 2008 Broadcast Film Critics Association Award
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award
for Best Composer – Lust, Caution 2008 Asian Film Awards for Best Composer – Lust, Caution 2008 World Soundtrack
Soundtrack
Award for Film Composer of the Year – The Golden Compass 2009 Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Original Score – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 2009 European Film Award
European Film Award
for Best Composer – Coco Before Chanel 2009 Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Original Score – Fantastic Mr. Fox
Fantastic Mr. Fox
(film) 2009 Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award for Best Score – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 2009 Broadcast Film Critics Association Award
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award
for Best Composer – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 2009 Saturn Award
Saturn Award
for Best Music – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 2010 Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Original Score – Fantastic Mr. Fox 2010 IFMCA
IFMCA
Award for Film Score of the Year – The King's Speech, The Ghost Writer 2010 IFMCA
IFMCA
Award for Best Original Score for a Fantasy/Science Fiction/Horror Film – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 2010 IFMCA
IFMCA
Award for Film Music Composition of the Year – Truth About Ruth from The Ghost Writer 2011 Hollywood Music in Media Award for Original Score-Feature Film – The Ides of March 2011 World Soundtrack
Soundtrack
Award for Best Original Film Score of the Year – The King's Speech 2011 Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Original Score – Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close 2011 San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Score – The Tree of Life 2011 San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Score – Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close 2011 IFMCA
IFMCA
Award for Film Composer of the Year 2011 IFMCA
IFMCA
Award for Best Original Score for a Fantasy/Science Fiction/Horror Film – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 2012 World Soundtrack
Soundtrack
Award for Best Original Film Score of the Year – The Ides of March 2012 World Soundtrack
Soundtrack
Award for Film Composer of the Year 2012 18th Critics' Choice Awards
18th Critics' Choice Awards
for Best Score – Argo, Moonrise Kingdom 2013 World Soundtrack
Soundtrack
Award for Film Composer of the Year 2013 58th David di Donatello Award for Best Music (Migliore Musicista) – Reality 2015 Saturn Award
Saturn Award
for Best Music - Godzilla 2017 Annie Award for Best Music - The Secret Life of Pets 2017 International Film Music Critics Association
International Film Music Critics Association
for Best Original Score for a Comedy Film - The Secret Life of Pets 2018 Saturn Award
Saturn Award
for Best Music - The Shape of Water

Decorations[edit]

Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters (2016)[15]

Filmography (English language)[edit]

Year Film Notes

1998 Sweet Revenge

2000 The Luzhin Defence

2001 A Hell of a Day

2003 Girl with a Pearl Earring

2004 Birth

2005 The Upside of Anger

Hostage

Casanova

Syriana

2006 The Alibi

Firewall

The Queen

The Painted Veil

2007 Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium with Aaron Zigman

The Golden Compass

2008 Afterwards

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

2009 Julie & Julia

Cheri

Fantastic Mr. Fox

The Twilight Saga: New Moon[16]

2010 The Ghost Writer

The Special
Special
Relationship

Tamara Drewe

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1

The King's Speech

2011 The Tree of Life

A Better Life

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2

The Ides of March

Carnage

My Week with Marilyn "Marilyn's Theme"

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

2012 Moonrise Kingdom

A Therapy Short

Renoir

Rust and Bone

Argo

Rise of the Guardians

Zero Dark Thirty

2013 Zulu

Venus in Fur

Philomena

2014 The Monuments Men

The Grand Budapest Hotel Won the Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Original Score

Godzilla[17]

The Imitation Game[18]

Unbroken

2015 Tale of Tales

Every Thing Will Be Fine

The Danish Girl

Suffragette

2016 Alone in Berlin

Florence Foster Jenkins

Marseille TV series

The Secret Life of Pets[19]

The Light Between Oceans

American Pastoral

2017 Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Trollhunters TV series; "Hero Theme", "Dark Theme" with Tim Davies

The Shape of Water Won the Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Original Score

Suburbicon

2018 Isle of Dogs

Operation Finale

Kursk

Filmography (other languages)[edit]

Sous les pieds des femmes
Sous les pieds des femmes
(1997) [ France
France
(original title)] A Monkey's Tale (1999) [Le Château des singes – France
France
(original title)] Empty Days
Empty Days
(1999) [Rien à faire – France
France
(original title)] Une autre femme [ France
France
(original title)] Tous les chagrins se ressemblent (2002) [ France
France
(original title)] Paroles d'étoiles (2002) [ France
France
(original title)] Rire et châtiment [ France
France
(original title)] Les baisers des autres (2003) [ France
France
(original title)] Le pacte du silence (2003) [ France
France
(original title)] Virus au paradis (2003) [ France
France
(original title)] Eager Bodies (2003) [Les corps impatients – France
France
(original title)] Les beaux jours (2003) [ France
France
(original title)] A Sight for Sore Eyes (2003) [Inquiétudes – France
France
(original title)] Le pays des enfants perdus (2004) [ France
France
(original title)] L'enquête Corse (2004) [ France
France
(original title)] Tu vas rire, mais je te quitte (2005) [ France
France
(original title)] The Beat That My Heart Skipped
The Beat That My Heart Skipped
(2005) [De battre mon coeur s'est arrêté – France
France
(original title)] Une aventure (2005) Lies & Alibis (2006) [ The Alibi
The Alibi
– Netherlands (original title)] The Valet (2006) [La doublure – France
France
(original title)] Quand j'étais chanteur
Quand j'étais chanteur
(2006) [ France
France
(original title)] L'Ennemi Intime
L'Ennemi Intime
(2007) – France
France
(original title) Lust, Caution
Lust, Caution
(2007) [Se, jie – China/USA/Taiwan (original title)] Michou d'Auber (2007) [ France
France
(original title)] Ségo et Sarko sont dans un bateau... (2007) [ France
France
(original title)] Largo Winch
Largo Winch
(2008) Coco Before Chanel
Coco Before Chanel
(2009) [ Coco avant Chanel
Coco avant Chanel
France
France
(original title)] A Prophet
A Prophet
(2009) [Un prophète – France
France
(original title)] The Army of Crime
The Army of Crime
(2009) [L'armée du crime – France
France
(original title)] La Fille du Puisatier (2011) – France
France
(original title) Largo Winch
Largo Winch
2 (2011) Cloclo (2012) Reality
Reality
(2012) Venus in Fur (2013) [La Vénus à la fourrure – France
France
(original)] Marius (2013) Fanny (2013) Suite Francaise (2015) – Bruno's Piano Piece Don't Tell Me the Boy Was Mad
Don't Tell Me the Boy Was Mad
(2015) Les Habitants
Les Habitants
(2016) The Odyssey (2016) Heal the Living (2016) 12 jours (2017) Based on a True Story (2017) [D'après une histoire vraie – France (original)]

References[edit]

^ Burlingame, Jon (7 January 2007). "Thinking in Colors and Textures, Then Writing in Music". The New York Times. Retrieved 31 August 2011.  ^ "Certains l'aiment chaud Web site". Retrieved 15 June 2015.  ^ Hischak, Thomas S. (2015-04-16). The Encyclopedia of Film Composers (in Arabic). Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 978-1-4422-4550-1.  ^ a b c "Biography". Retrieved 28 January 2014.  ^ "Biography & Filmography". Retrieved 28 January 2014.  ^ Burlingame, Jon (2014-11-05). "Billion Dollar Composer: Alexandre Desplat Has Ears of World's Top Auteurs". Variety. Retrieved 2016-05-26.  ^ "How Alexandre Desplat
Alexandre Desplat
creates a film score in three weeks – BBC News". BBC News. Retrieved 2016-05-26.  ^ "Scoring for the screen: Composers and film directors work in harmony Film Journal International". www.filmjournal.com. Retrieved 2016-05-26.  ^ "Interview with Alexandre Desplat :: Film Music Magazine". www.filmmusicmag.com. Retrieved 2016-05-26.  ^ Herrera, Monica; Lipshutz, Jason; Mapes, Jillian (25 January 2011). "Reznor, Rahman, Zimmer & More React to Their Oscar Nominations". Billboard. Retrieved 31 August 2011.  ^ [1][dead link] ^ Dargis, Manohla (2011-06-23). "'A Better Life,' Directed by Chris Weitz – Review". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-05-26.  ^ "Venice Names Alexandre Desplat
Alexandre Desplat
To Head Fest Competition Jury". 23 June 2014. Retrieved 23 June 2014.  ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 13 January 2016. Retrieved 2015-04-04.  ^ http://www.culturecommunication.gouv.fr/Ministere/Services-rattaches-a-la-ministre/Section-des-distinctions-honorifiques/Arretes-de-Nominations-dans-l-ordre-des-Arts-et-des-Lettres/Nomination-dans-l-ordre-des-Arts-et-des-Lettres-janvier-2016[permanent dead link] ^ Dargis, Manohla (2009-11-19). "For Kristen Stewart, Abstinence Makes the Heart ... You Know". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-05-26.  ^ "Godzilla". Legendary. Retrieved 2014-05-15.  ^ " Alexandre Desplat
Alexandre Desplat
Takes Over Scoring Duties on 'The Imitation Game' - Film Music Reporter". filmmusicreporter.com.  ^ " Alexandre Desplat
Alexandre Desplat
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Awards for Alexandre Desplat

v t e

Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Original Score

1930s

Louis Silvers
Louis Silvers
(1934) Max Steiner
Max Steiner
(1935) Leo F. Forbstein
Leo F. Forbstein
(1936) Charles Previn
Charles Previn
(1937) Erich Wolfgang Korngold/Alfred Newman (1938) Herbert Stothart/Richard Hageman, W. Franke Harling, John Leipold, Leo Shuken (1939)

1940s

Leigh Harline, Paul J. Smith, Ned Washington/Alfred Newman (1940) Bernard Herrmann/ Frank Churchill and Oliver Wallace (1941) Max Steiner/ Ray Heindorf and Heinz Roemheld (1942) Alfred Newman/ Ray Heindorf (1943) Max Steiner/ Morris Stoloff and Carmen Dragon
Carmen Dragon
(1944) Miklós Rózsa/ Georgie Stoll (1945) Hugo Friedhofer/ Morris Stoloff (1946) Miklós Rózsa/Alfred Newman (1947) Brian Easdale/ Johnny Green
Johnny Green
and Roger Edens (1948) Aaron Copland/ Roger Edens and Lennie Hayton (1949)

1950s

Franz Waxman/ Adolph Deutsch and Roger Edens (1950) Franz Waxman/ Johnny Green
Johnny Green
and Saul Chaplin (1951) Dimitri Tiomkin/Alfred Newman (1952) Bronisław Kaper/Alfred Newman (1953) Dimitri Tiomkin/ Adolph Deutsch and Saul Chaplin (1954) Alfred Newman/Robert Russell Bennett, Jay Blackton and Adolph Deutsch (1955) Victor Young/Alfred Newman and Ken Darby (1956) Malcolm Arnold (1957) Dimitri Tiomkin/Andre Previn (1958) Miklós Rózsa/Andre Previn and Ken Darby (1959)

1960s

Ernest Gold/ Morris Stoloff and Harry Sukman (1960) Henry Mancini/Saul Chaplin, Johnny Green, Sid Ramin and Irwin Kostal (1961) Maurice Jarre/ Ray Heindorf (1962) John Addison/Andre Previn (1963) Richard M. Sherman
Richard M. Sherman
and Robert B. Sherman/Andre Previn (1964) Maurice Jarre/ Irwin Kostal (1965) John Barry/ Ken Thorne (1966) Elmer Bernstein/Alfred Newman and Ken Darby (1967) John Barry/ Johnny Green
Johnny Green
(1968) Burt Bacharach/ Lennie Hayton and Lionel Newman (1969)

1970s

Francis Lai/ The Beatles
The Beatles
(John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr) (1970) Michel Legrand/ John Williams
John Williams
(1971) Charlie Chaplin, Raymond Rasch and Larry Russell/ Ralph Burns
Ralph Burns
(1972) Marvin Hamlisch/ Marvin Hamlisch
Marvin Hamlisch
(1973) Nino Rota
Nino Rota
and Carmine Coppola/ Nelson Riddle
Nelson Riddle
(1974) John Williams/ Leonard Rosenman
Leonard Rosenman
(1975) Jerry Goldsmith/ Leonard Rosenman
Leonard Rosenman
(1976) John Williams/ Jonathan Tunick (1977) Giorgio Moroder/ Joe Renzetti (1978) Georges Delerue/ Ralph Burns
Ralph Burns
(1979)

1980s

Michael Gore (1980) Vangelis
Vangelis
(1981) John Williams/ Henry Mancini
Henry Mancini
and Leslie Bricusse (1982) Bill Conti/Michel Legrand, Alan and Marilyn Bergman (1983) Maurice Jarre/Prince (1984) John Barry (1985) Herbie Hancock
Herbie Hancock
(1986) Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Byrne
David Byrne
and Cong Su (1987) Dave Grusin
Dave Grusin
(1988) Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(1989)

1990s

John Barry (1990) Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(1991) Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(1992) John Williams
John Williams
(1993) Hans Zimmer
Hans Zimmer
(1994) Luis Enríquez Bacalov/ Alan Menken
Alan Menken
and Stephen Schwartz (1995) Gabriel Yared/ Rachel Portman (1996) James Horner/ Anne Dudley
Anne Dudley
(1997) Nicola Piovani/ Stephen Warbeck (1998) John Corigliano (1999)

2000s

Tan Dun
Tan Dun
(2000) Howard Shore
Howard Shore
(2001) Elliot Goldenthal
Elliot Goldenthal
(2002) Howard Shore
Howard Shore
(2003) Jan A. P. Kaczmarek
Jan A. P. Kaczmarek
(2004) Gustavo Santaolalla
Gustavo Santaolalla
(2005) Gustavo Santaolalla
Gustavo Santaolalla
(2006) Dario Marianelli (2007) A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman
(2008) Michael Giacchino
Michael Giacchino
(2009)

2010s

Trent Reznor
Trent Reznor
and Atticus Ross
Atticus Ross
(2010) Ludovic Bource
Ludovic Bource
(2011) Mychael Danna (2012) Steven Price (2013) Alexandre Desplat
Alexandre Desplat
(2014) Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(2015) Justin Hurwitz
Justin Hurwitz
(2016) Alexandre Desplat
Alexandre Desplat
(2017)

v t e

BAFTA
BAFTA
Award for Best Film Music

John Barry (1968) Mikis Theodorakis
Mikis Theodorakis
(1969) Burt Bacharach
Burt Bacharach
(1970) Michel Legrand (1971) Nino Rota
Nino Rota
(1972) Alan Price (1973) Richard Rodney Bennett (1974) John Williams
John Williams
(1975) Bernard Herrmann
Bernard Herrmann
(1976) John Addison (1977) John Williams
John Williams
(1978) Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(1979) John Williams
John Williams
(1980) Carl Davis
Carl Davis
(1981) John Williams
John Williams
(1982) Ryuichi Sakamoto
Ryuichi Sakamoto
(1983) Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(1984) Maurice Jarre
Maurice Jarre
(1985) Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(1986) Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(1987) John Williams
John Williams
(1988) Maurice Jarre
Maurice Jarre
(1989) Andrea and Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(1990) Jean-Claude Petit (1991) David Hirschfelder (1992) John Williams
John Williams
(1993) Don Was
Don Was
(1994) Luis Bacalov
Luis Bacalov
(1995) Gabriel Yared (1996) Nellee Hooper (1997) David Hirschfelder (1998) Thomas Newman
Thomas Newman
(1999) Tan Dun
Tan Dun
(2000) Craig Armstrong and Marius de Vries (2001) Philip Glass
Philip Glass
(2002) T Bone Burnett
T Bone Burnett
and Gabriel Yared (2003) Gustavo Santaolalla
Gustavo Santaolalla
(2004) John Williams
John Williams
(2005) Gustavo Santaolalla
Gustavo Santaolalla
(2006) Christopher Gunning
Christopher Gunning
(2007) A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman
(2008) Michael Giacchino
Michael Giacchino
(2009) Alexandre Desplat
Alexandre Desplat
(2010) Ludovic Bource
Ludovic Bource
(2011) Thomas Newman
Thomas Newman
(2012) Steven Price (2013) Alexandre Desplat
Alexandre Desplat
(2014) Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(2015) Justin Hurwitz
Justin Hurwitz
(2016) Alexandre Desplat
Alexandre Desplat
(2017)

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Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Score

John Williams
John Williams
(1998) Gabriel Yared (1999) Lisa Gerrard
Lisa Gerrard
and Hans Zimmer
Hans Zimmer
(2000) Howard Shore
Howard Shore
(2001) John Williams
John Williams
(2002) Howard Shore
Howard Shore
(2003) Howard Shore
Howard Shore
(2004) John Williams
John Williams
(2005) Philip Glass
Philip Glass
(2006) Jonny Greenwood
Jonny Greenwood
(2007) A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman
(2008) Michael Giacchino
Michael Giacchino
(2009) Trent Reznor
Trent Reznor
and Atticus Ross
Atticus Ross
(2010) Ludovic Bource
Ludovic Bource
(2011) John Williams
John Williams
(2012) Steven Price (2013) Antonio Sánchez (2014) Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(2015) Justin Hurwitz
Justin Hurwitz
(2016) Alexandre Desplat
Alexandre Desplat
(2017)

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European Film Award
European Film Award
for Best Composer

Yuri Khanon
Yuri Khanon
(1988) Andrew Dickson (1989) Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson
Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson
(1991) Vincent van Warmerdam (1992) Bruno Coulais
Bruno Coulais
(2004) Rupert Gregson-Williams and Andrea Guerra (2005) Alberto Iglesias
Alberto Iglesias
(2006) Alexandre Desplat
Alexandre Desplat
(2007) Max Richter
Max Richter
(2008) Alberto Iglesias
Alberto Iglesias
(2009) Alexandre Desplat
Alexandre Desplat
(2010) Ludovic Bource
Ludovic Bource
(2011) Alberto Iglesias
Alberto Iglesias
(2012) Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(2013) Mica Levi (2014) Faris Badwan
Faris Badwan
and Rachel Zeffira (2015)

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Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Original Score

1940s

Life with Father – Max Steiner
Max Steiner
(1947) The Red Shoes – Brian Easdale (1948) The Inspector General – Johnny Green
Johnny Green
(1949)

1950s

Sunset Boulevard – Franz Waxman (1950) September Affair
September Affair
Victor Young
Victor Young
(1951) High Noon
High Noon
Dimitri Tiomkin
Dimitri Tiomkin
(1952) On the Beach – Ernest Gold (1959)

1960s

The Alamo – Dimitri Tiomkin
Dimitri Tiomkin
(1960) The Guns of Navarone – Dimitri Tiomkin
Dimitri Tiomkin
(1961) To Kill a Mockingbird – Elmer Bernstein
Elmer Bernstein
(1962) (1963) The Fall of the Roman Empire – Dimitri Tiomkin
Dimitri Tiomkin
(1964) Doctor Zhivago – Maurice Jarre
Maurice Jarre
(1965) Hawaii – Elmer Bernstein
Elmer Bernstein
(1966) Camelot – Frederick Loewe (1967) The Shoes of the Fisherman Alex North (1968) Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Burt Bacharach
Burt Bacharach
(1969)

1970s

Love Story – Francis Lai (1970) Shaft – Isaac Hayes
Isaac Hayes
(1971) The Godfather
The Godfather
Nino Rota
Nino Rota
(1972) Jonathan Livingston Seagull – Neil Diamond
Neil Diamond
(1973) The Little Prince – Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe (1974) Jaws – John Williams
John Williams
(1975) A Star is Born – Kenneth Ascher, Paul Williams (1976) Star Wars – John Williams
John Williams
(1977) Midnight Express – Giorgio Moroder
Giorgio Moroder
(1978) Apocalypse Now
Apocalypse Now
– Carmine Coppola, Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
(1979)

1980s

The Stunt Man
The Stunt Man
Dominic Frontiere (1980) (1981) E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
John Williams
John Williams
(1982) Flashdance
Flashdance
Giorgio Moroder
Giorgio Moroder
(1983) A Passage to India – Maurice Jarre
Maurice Jarre
(1984) Out of Africa – John Barry (1985) The Mission – Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(1986) The Last Emperor
The Last Emperor
– David Byrne, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Cong Su (1987) Gorillas in the Mist
Gorillas in the Mist
Maurice Jarre
Maurice Jarre
(1988) The Little Mermaid – Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(1989)

1990s

The Sheltering Sky – Richard Horowitz, Ryuichi Sakamoto
Ryuichi Sakamoto
(1990) Beauty and the Beast – Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(1991) Aladdin – Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(1992) Heaven & Earth – Kitarō
Kitarō
(1993) The Lion King
The Lion King
Hans Zimmer
Hans Zimmer
(1994) A Walk in the Clouds
A Walk in the Clouds
Maurice Jarre
Maurice Jarre
(1995) The English Patient – Gabriel Yared (1996) Titanic – James Horner
James Horner
(1997) The Truman Show – Burkhard Dallwitz, Philip Glass
Philip Glass
(1998) 1900 – Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(1999)

2000s

Gladiator – Lisa Gerrard, Hans Zimmer
Hans Zimmer
(2000) Moulin Rouge! – Craig Armstrong (2001) Frida
Frida
Elliot Goldenthal
Elliot Goldenthal
(2002) The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King – Howard Shore
Howard Shore
(2003) The Aviator – Howard Shore
Howard Shore
(2004) Memoirs of a Geisha – John Williams
John Williams
(2005) The Painted Veil – Alexandre Desplat
Alexandre Desplat
(2006) Atonement – Dario Marianelli (2007) Slumdog Millionaire
Slumdog Millionaire
A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman
(2008) Up – Michael Giacchino
Michael Giacchino
(2009)

2010s

The Social Network
The Social Network
– Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross
Atticus Ross
(2010) The Artist – Ludovic Bource
Ludovic Bource
(2011) Life of Pi – Mychael Danna (2012) All Is Lost Alex Ebert
Alex Ebert
(2013) The Theory of Everything – Jóhann Jóhannsson
Jóhann Jóhannsson
(2014) The Hateful Eight
The Hateful Eight
Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(2015) La La Land – Justin Hurwitz
Justin Hurwitz
(2016) The Shape of Water
The Shape of Water
- Alexandre Desplat
Alexandre Desplat
(2017)

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Satellite Award for Best Original Score

Gabriel Yared (1996) James Horner
James Horner
(1997) Hans Zimmer
Hans Zimmer
(1998) Danny Elfman
Danny Elfman
(1999) Hans Zimmer
Hans Zimmer
(2000) Craig Armstrong (2001) Elliot Goldenthal
Elliot Goldenthal
(2002) Hans Zimmer
Hans Zimmer
(2003) John Swihart
John Swihart
(2004) Harry Gregson-Williams
Harry Gregson-Williams
(2005) Gustavo Santaolalla
Gustavo Santaolalla
(2006) Alberto Iglesias
Alberto Iglesias
(2007) A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman
(2008) Rolfe Kent (2009) Hans Zimmer
Hans Zimmer
(2010) Marco Beltrami
Marco Beltrami
(2011) Alexandre Desplat
Alexandre Desplat
(2012) Steven Price (2013) Antonio Sánchez (2014) Carter Burwell (2015) Justin Hurwitz
Justin Hurwitz
(2016) Rupert Gregson-Williams (2017)

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