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Elmer Bernstein
Elmer Bernstein
(April 4, 1922 – August 18, 2004) was an American composer and conductor who is best known for his many film scores. In a career which spanned fifty years, he composed music for hundreds of film and television productions. His most popular works include the scores to The Magnificent Seven, The Ten Commandments, The Great Escape, To Kill a Mockingbird, Ghostbusters, The Black Cauldron, Airplane!, The Rookies, Cape Fear, Animal House, and The Age of Innocence. Bernstein won an Oscar for his score to Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967) and was nominated for fourteen Oscars in total. He also won two Golden Globes, an Emmy, and was nominated for two Grammy Awards.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career

2.1 Broadway 2.2 Politics 2.3 Association with John Landis 2.4 Cape Fear 2.5 Classical

3 Awards 4 Personal life and death 5 Influences 6 Influenced 7 List of Works

7.1 Film

7.1.1 1950s 7.1.2 1960s 7.1.3 1970s 7.1.4 1980s 7.1.5 1990s 7.1.6 2000s

7.2 Television

7.2.1 1950s 7.2.2 1960s 7.2.3 1970s 7.2.4 1980s 7.2.5 1990s 7.2.6 2000s

7.3 Broadway theatre

8 References 9 External links

Early life[edit] Bernstein was born to a Jewish
Jewish
family[1] in New York City, the son of Selma (née Feinstein, 1901-1991), from Ukraine, and Edward Bernstein (1896-1968), from Austria-Hungary.[2] He was not related to the celebrated composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein; but the two men were friends, and even shared a certain physical similarity.[3] Within the world of professional music, they were distinguished from each other by the use of the nicknames Bernstein West (Elmer) and Bernstein East (Leonard).[4] They pronounced their last names differently; Elmer pronounced his (BERN-steen), and Leonard's was (BERN-stine). During his childhood, Bernstein performed professionally as a dancer and an actor, in the latter case playing the part of Caliban
Caliban
in The Tempest on Broadway, and he also won several prizes for his painting. He attended Manhattan's progressive Walden School and gravitated toward music at the age of twelve, at which time he was given a scholarship in piano by Henriette Michelson, a Juilliard teacher who guided him throughout his entire career as a pianist. She took him to play some of his improvisations for composer Aaron Copland, who was encouraging and selected Israel Citkowitz as a teacher for the young boy.[5] Bernstein's music has some stylistic similarities to Copland's music, most notably in his western scores, particularly sections of Big Jake, in the Gregory Peck film Amazing Grace and Chuck, and in his spirited score for the 1958 film adaptation of Erskine Caldwell's novel God's Little Acre. Throughout his life, Bernstein demonstrated an enthusiasm for an even wider spectrum of the arts than his childhood interests would imply and, in 1959, when he was scoring The Story on Page One, he considered becoming a novelist and asked the film's screenwriter, Clifford Odets, to give him lessons in writing fiction. Career[edit] Bernstein wrote the theme songs or other music for more than 200 films and TV shows, including The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, The Ten Commandments (1956),True Grit, The Man with the Golden Arm, To Kill a Mockingbird, Robot Monster, and the fanfare used in the National Geographic television specials.[5] His theme for The Magnificent Seven is also familiar to television viewers, as it was used in commercials for Marlboro cigarettes. Bernstein also provided the score to many of the short films of Ray and Charles Eames. In 1961 Bernstein co-founded Äva Records an American record label based in Los Angeles
Los Angeles
together with Fred Astaire, Jackie Mills and Tommy Wolf. Broadway[edit] In addition to his film music, Bernstein wrote the scores for two Broadway musicals, How Now, Dow Jones, with lyricist Carolyn Leigh, in 1967 and Merlin, with lyricist Don Black, in 1983.[6] One of Bernstein's tunes has since gained a lasting place in U.S. college sports culture. In 1968, University of South Carolina football head coach Paul Dietzel
Paul Dietzel
wrote new lyrics to "Step to the Rear", from How Now, Dow Jones. The South Carolina version of the tune, "The Fighting Gamecocks Lead the Way", has been the school's fight song ever since. Politics[edit] Along with many in Hollywood, Bernstein faced censure during the McCarthy era of the early 1950s. Bernstein was called by the House Un-American Activities Committee when it was discovered that he had written some music reviews for a Communist newspaper. After he refused to name names, pointing out that he had never attended a Communist Party meeting, he found himself composing music for movies such as Robot Monster
Robot Monster
and Cat-Women of the Moon, a step down from his earlier Sudden Fear
Sudden Fear
and Saturday's Hero.[5][7] Association with John Landis[edit] John Landis
John Landis
grew up near Bernstein, and befriended him through his children. Years later, he requested that Bernstein compose the music for National Lampoon's Animal House, over the studio's objections. He explained to Bernstein that he thought that Bernstein's score, playing it straight as if the comedic Delta frat characters were actual heroes, would emphasize the comedy further. The opening theme to the movie is based upon a slight inversion of a secondary theme from Brahms's Academic Festival Overture. Bernstein accepted the job, and it sparked a second wave in his career, where he continued to compose music for high-profile comedies such as Ghostbusters, Stripes, Airplane!
Airplane!
and The Blues Brothers, as well as most of Landis's films for the next 15 years, including the famed music video to the Michael Jackson song "Thriller". Cape Fear[edit] When Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
announced that he was re-making Cape Fear, Bernstein adapted Bernard Herrmann's original score to the new film. Bernstein leapt at the opportunity to work with Scorsese, as well as to pay homage to Herrmann.[8] Scorsese and Bernstein subsequently worked together on two more films, The Age of Innocence (1993) and Bringing Out the Dead
Bringing Out the Dead
(1999). Bernstein had previously conducted Herrmann's original unused score for Alfred Hitchcock's 1966 Torn Curtain.[9] Classical[edit] Having studied composition under Aaron Copland, Roger Sessions, and Stefan Wolpe, Bernstein also performed as a concert pianist between 1939 and 1950 and wrote numerous classical compositions, including three orchestral suites, two song cycles, various compositions for viola and piano and for solo piano, and a string quartet. As president of the Young Musicians Foundation, Bernstein became acquainted with classical guitarist Christopher Parkening
Christopher Parkening
and wrote a Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra, which Parkening recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra under Bernstein's baton for the Angel label in 1999. In addition, Bernstein was a professor at the University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music and conductor of the San Fernando Valley Symphony in the early 1970s.[10] Awards[edit] Over the course of his career, Bernstein won an Academy Award, an Emmy Award, and two Golden Globe Awards.[11] In addition, he was nominated for the Tony Award
Tony Award
three times[6] and a Grammy Award
Grammy Award
five times. He received 14 Academy Award
Academy Award
nominations and was nominated at least once per decade from the 1950s until the 2000s, but his only win was for Thoroughly Modern Millie
Thoroughly Modern Millie
for Best Original Music Score. Bernstein was recognized by the Hollywood
Hollywood
Foreign Press Association with Golden Globes for his scores for To Kill a Mockingbird and Hawaii. In 1963, he won the Emmy
Emmy
for Excellence in Television for his score of the documentary The Making of The President 1960. He is the recipient of Western Heritage Awards
Western Heritage Awards
for The Magnificent Seven
The Magnificent Seven
(1960) and The Hallelujah Trail (1965).[11] He received five Grammy Award
Grammy Award
nominations from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and garnered two Tony Award
Tony Award
nominations for the Broadway musicals How Now Dow Jones
How Now Dow Jones
and Merlin. Additional honors included Lifetime achievement awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), the Society for the Preservation of Film Music, the USA, Woodstock, Santa Barbara, Newport Beach and Flanders International Film Festivals and the Foundation for a Creative America. In 1996, Bernstein was honored with a star on Hollywood Boulevard.[12][13] In 1999, he received an Honorary Doctorate
Honorary Doctorate
of Music from Five Towns College in New York City
New York City
and was honored by the American Film Institute
American Film Institute
in Los Angeles. Bernstein again was honored by ASCAP with its marquee Founders Award in 2001[12] and with the NARAS Governors Award in June 2004. His scores for The Magnificent Seven
The Magnificent Seven
and To Kill a Mockingbird were ranked by the American Film Institute
American Film Institute
as the eighth and seventeenth greatest American film scores of all time, respectively, on the list of AFI's 100 Years of Film Scores. Bernstein, Bernard Herrmann, Max Steiner, and Jerry Goldsmith
Jerry Goldsmith
are the only composers to have two scores listed, and are therefore in second place for the most scores on the list, behind John Williams, who has three. Other Bernstein film scores nominated for the list are as follows:

The Age of Innocence (1993) Far from Heaven
Far from Heaven
(2002) The Great Escape (1963) Hawaii (1966) The Man with the Golden Arm (1955) Summer and Smoke (1961) Sweet Smell of Success
Sweet Smell of Success
(1957) The Ten Commandments (1956) Walk on the Wild Side (1962)

Personal life and death[edit] Bernstein made his home in Hope Ranch in Santa Barbara, California, in the 1990s.[8] Bernstein died of cancer in his sleep at his Ojai, California, home on August 18, 2004.[14] His publicist stated that he had a lengthy illness.[15] He left behind his wife, Eve, two sons Peter and Gregory, and two daughters, Emilie and Elizabeth. He had five grandchildren at the time of his death.[15] Influences[edit]

Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Dimitri Tiomkin, Duke Ellington, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Franz Waxman, Jimmie Lunceford, Max Steiner, Victor Young, Aaron Copland, Bernard Herrmann, Nino Rota, Roger Sessions, Stefan Wolpe

Influenced[edit]

Alan Silvestri, Georges Delerue, Howard Shore, James Newton Howard, John Barry, Lalo Schifrin, Dick Hyman, Hans Zimmer, James Horner, Jerry Goldsmith, John Williams, Trevor Jones, Mark Isham, Alan Menken, Randy Newman, Danny Elfman

List of Works[edit] Film[edit]

1950s[edit]

Saturday's Hero
Saturday's Hero
(1951) Battles of Chief Pontiac
Battles of Chief Pontiac
(1952) Sudden Fear
Sudden Fear
(1952) Cat-Women of the Moon
Cat-Women of the Moon
(1953) Robot Monster
Robot Monster
(1953) Silent Raiders
Silent Raiders
(1954) The Eternal Sea
The Eternal Sea
(1955) The Man with the Golden Arm (1955) The View from Pompey's Head
The View from Pompey's Head
(1955) The Ten Commandments (1956) Men in War
Men in War
(1957) Drango
Drango
(1957) Fear Strikes Out
Fear Strikes Out
(1957) Sweet Smell of Success
Sweet Smell of Success
(1957) The Tin Star
The Tin Star
(1957) Desire Under the Elms (1958) Kings Go Forth
Kings Go Forth
(1958) God's Little Acre
God's Little Acre
(1958) The Buccaneer (1958) Some Came Running (1958) The Miracle (1959)

1960s[edit]

The Magnificent Seven
The Magnificent Seven
(1960) The Rat Race
The Rat Race
(1960) The Story on Page One (1960) From the Terrace
From the Terrace
(1960) The Comancheros (1961) By Love Possessed (1961) The Young Doctors (1961) Summer and Smoke (1961) To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) Walk on the Wild Side (1962) A Girl Named Tamiko
A Girl Named Tamiko
(1962) Birdman of Alcatraz (1962) Kings of the Sun
Kings of the Sun
(1963) The Caretakers
The Caretakers
(1963) The Great Escape (1963) Love with the Proper Stranger
Love with the Proper Stranger
(1963) Hud (1963) The Carpetbaggers (1964) The World of Henry Orient
The World of Henry Orient
(1964) The Sons of Katie Elder
The Sons of Katie Elder
(1965) The Hallelujah Trail (1965) Baby the Rain Must Fall
Baby the Rain Must Fall
(1965) 7 Women
7 Women
(1966) Return of the Seven
Return of the Seven
(1966) Hawaii (1966) Cast A Giant Shadow (1966) The Silencers (1966) Thoroughly Modern Millie
Thoroughly Modern Millie
(1967) The Scalphunters
The Scalphunters
(1968) I Love You, Alice B. Toklas
I Love You, Alice B. Toklas
(1968) Powers of Ten (1968) The Gypsy Moths
The Gypsy Moths
(1969) The Bridge at Remagen
The Bridge at Remagen
(1969) Guns of the Magnificent Seven
Guns of the Magnificent Seven
(1969) True Grit (1969)

1970s[edit]

The Liberation of L.B. Jones
The Liberation of L.B. Jones
(1970) Cannon for Cordoba
Cannon for Cordoba
(1970) A Walk in the Spring Rain
A Walk in the Spring Rain
(1970) Big Jake
Big Jake
(1971) Doctors' Wives (1971) See No Evil (1971) The Amazing Mr. Blunden
The Amazing Mr. Blunden
(1972) The Magnificent Seven
The Magnificent Seven
Ride! (1972) Cahill U.S. Marshal
Cahill U.S. Marshal
(1973) Gold (1974) McQ
McQ
(1974) Nightmare Honeymoon
Nightmare Honeymoon
(1974) The Trial of Billy Jack
The Trial of Billy Jack
(1974) Mr Quilp
Mr Quilp
(1975) Report to the Commissioner
Report to the Commissioner
(1975) From Noon Till Three
From Noon Till Three
(1976) The Incredible Sarah
The Incredible Sarah
(1976) The Shootist
The Shootist
(1976) Slap Shot (1977) Powers of Ten (1977) National Lampoon's Animal House
Animal House
(1978) Billy Jack Goes to Washington (1978) Bloodbrothers (1978) Zulu Dawn
Zulu Dawn
(1979) The Great Santini
The Great Santini
(1979) Meatballs (1979)

1980s[edit]

Airplane!
Airplane!
(1980) The Blues Brothers (1980) Saturn 3
Saturn 3
(1980) Heavy Metal (1981) Honky Tonk Freeway
Honky Tonk Freeway
(1981) Going Ape!
Going Ape!
(1981) The Chosen (1981) An American Werewolf in London
An American Werewolf in London
(1981) Stripes (1981) Genocide (1982) Five Days One Summer
Five Days One Summer
(1982) Airplane II: The Sequel (1982) Michael Jackson's Thriller (1983) Class (1983) Trading Places
Trading Places
(1983) Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983) Prince Jack
Prince Jack
(1984) Marie Ward - Zwischen Galgen und Glorie (1984) Bolero (1984) Ghostbusters
Ghostbusters
(1984) The Black Cauldron (1985) Spies Like Us
Spies Like Us
(1985) ¡Three Amigos! (1986) Legal Eagles
Legal Eagles
(1986) Leonard Part 6
Leonard Part 6
(1987) Amazing Grace and Chuck (1987) Funny Farm (1988) The Good Mother (1988) Da (1988) My Left Foot (1989) Slipstream (1989)

1990s[edit]

The Field (1990) The Grifters (1990) Cape Fear (1991) Rambling Rose (1991) A Rage in Harlem
A Rage in Harlem
(1991) Oscar (1991) Mad Dog and Glory
Mad Dog and Glory
(1993) The Age of Innocence (1993) Lost in Yonkers (1993) The Cemetery Club
The Cemetery Club
(1993) The Good Son (1993) Roommates (1995) Search and Destroy (1995) Canadian Bacon
Canadian Bacon
(1995) Devil in a Blue Dress (1995) Frankie Starlight (1995) Bulletproof (1996) Buddy (1997) The Rainmaker (1997) Hoodlum (1997) Twilight (1998) Bringing Out the Dead
Bringing Out the Dead
(1999) Wild Wild West
Wild Wild West
(1999) The Deep End of the Ocean (1999)

2000s[edit]

Keeping the Faith
Keeping the Faith
(2000) Far from Heaven
Far from Heaven
(2002)

Television[edit]

1950s[edit]

General Electric Theater
General Electric Theater
(1958–59; 8 episodes) Johnny Staccato
Johnny Staccato
(1959–60; 23 episodes) Riverboat (1959–60; 18 episodes)

1960s[edit]

The Beachcomber (1962; 13 episodes) The Dick Powell Show
The Dick Powell Show
(1962; 1 episode) The DuPont Show of the Week
The DuPont Show of the Week
(1962; 1 episode) The Making of the President, 1960
The Making of the President, 1960
(1963; Television film) Hollywood
Hollywood
and the Stars (1963–64; 7 episodes) National Geographic Specials (1966; 1 episode) ABC Stage 67
ABC Stage 67
(1966–67; 2 episodes) The Big Valley
The Big Valley
(1967–68; 24 episodes) Julia (1968–70; 60 episodes)

1970s[edit]

Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law (1971–74; 20 episodes) Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke
(1972; 1 episode) The Rookies
The Rookies
(1972–74; 12 episodes) Ellery Queen (1975–76; 17 episodes) Serpico (1976; Pilot episode) Captains and the Kings (1976; Miniseries
Miniseries
- 8 episodes) Once an Eagle
Once an Eagle
(1976–77; Miniseries
Miniseries
- 7 episodes) Seventh Avenue (1977; Miniseries
Miniseries
- 2 episodes) Little Women (1978; Miniseries
Miniseries
- 2 episodes) The Chisholms (1979; Miniseries
Miniseries
- 4 episodes)

1980s[edit]

Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (1980; Television film) This Year's Blonde (1980; Television film) Ripley's Believe It or Not! (1983; 1 episode) Gulag (1985; Television film)

1990s[edit]

The Bogie Man (1992; Television film) Fallen Angels (1993–95; 10 episodes) Rough Riders (1997; Miniseries
Miniseries
- 2 episodes) Introducing Dorothy Dandridge
Introducing Dorothy Dandridge
(1999; Television film)

2000s[edit]

Cecil B. De Mille – American Epic (2004; Television film)

Broadway theatre[edit]

Peter Pan (1954) – Incidental music composer How Now, Dow Jones
How Now, Dow Jones
(1967) – Composer
Composer
– Tony Co-Nomination for Best Musical, Tony Co-Nomination for Best Composer
Composer
and Lyricist Merlin (1982) – Composer
Composer
and Incidental music composer – Tony Co-Nomination for Best Composer
Composer
and Lyricist

References[edit]

^ The Guardian: " Elmer Bernstein
Elmer Bernstein
- Prolific Hollywood
Hollywood
composer whose scores ranged from The Magnificent Seven
The Magnificent Seven
to Far From Heaven" Michael Freedland 19 August 2004 ^ Biography Archived 2009-07-21 at the Wayback Machine. elmerbernstein.com ^ "Great Escape composer dies at 82". BBC News. August 19, 2004.  ^ "Introduction". Bernstein West. Retrieved 2012-04-10.  ^ a b c Biography songwritershalloffame.org, retrieved December 21, 2009 ^ a b Internet Broadway Database
Internet Broadway Database
listing ibdb.com, retrieved December 21, 2009 ^ Susman, Gary (August 19, 2004). "Goodbye". EntertainmentWeekly.com. Retrieved 2009-02-27.  " Composer
Composer
Elmer Bernstein
Elmer Bernstein
Dead at 82". MSNBC.com. Associated Press. August 19, 2004. Retrieved 2009-02-27.  ^ a b Woodward, Josef, Sounds Around Town — Elmer Bernstein: A First in His Career: Composer: From 'Cape Fear' to 'The Grifters,' all of his film scores this year are different. On purpose. Los Angeles Times, December 5, 1991 ^ " Talk
Talk
on the Wild Side" bernardherrmann.org, June 2003 ^ Patrick Russ, liner notes for Christopher Parkening
Christopher Parkening
• Elmer Bernstein • Concerto for Guitar & Orchestra for Two Christophers (Angel CD 7243 5 56859 2 6), New York, Angel Records, 2000. ^ a b Internet Movie Database listing, Awards imdb.com, retrieved December 21, 2009 ^ a b Biography filmreference.com, retrieved December 21, 2009 ^ Hollywood
Hollywood
Star Walk - Elmer Bernstein, Composer
Composer
Star on the 7000 block of Hollywood
Hollywood
Boulevard ^ "Great Escape composer dies at 82", BBC News, 19 August 2004 ^ a b Luther, Claudia, Elmer Bernstein, 82; Composer
Composer
Who Won Oscar 'Could Do It All', Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Times, August 19, 2004

External links[edit]

Biography portal

Official website Elmer Bernstein
Elmer Bernstein
on IMDb Elmer Bernstein
Elmer Bernstein
at the Internet Broadway Database
Internet Broadway Database
Elmer Bernstein
Elmer Bernstein
at the TCM Movie Database SWF movie with soundtracks Discography at SonyBMG Masterworks Fan website Lifetime Achievement Sammy Film Music Award BernsteinWest.com Meatballs Movie Website

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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

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
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