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James Newton Howard (born June 9, 1951) is an American composer, conductor, music producer and musician. He has scored over 100 films and is the recipient of a Grammy Award, Emmy
Emmy
Award, and eight Academy Award nominations. His film scores include Pretty Woman
Pretty Woman
(1990), The Prince of Tides (1991), The Fugitive (1993), The Devil's Advocate (1997), The Sixth Sense (1999), Dinosaur (2000), Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001), Treasure Planet
Treasure Planet
(2002), Signs (2002), The Village (2004), King Kong (2005), Batman Begins
Batman Begins
(2005), Blood Diamond
Blood Diamond
(2006), I Am Legend (2007), The Dark Knight (2008), The Bourne Legacy (2012), The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games
series (2012–2015), Nightcrawler (2014) and Fantastic Beasts
Fantastic Beasts
and Where to Find Them (2016). He has collaborated with directors M. Night Shyamalan, having scored nine of his films since The Sixth Sense, and Francis Lawrence, having scored all of his films since I Am Legend.

Contents

1 Early life and career 2 1990s 3 2000s 4 2010s 5 Discography

5.1 Albums

6 As composer

6.1 Film 6.2 Television 6.3 Other work

7 Awards 8 See also 9 References 10 External links

Early life and career[edit] Howard was born in Los Angeles. He is from a musical family; his grandmother was the Pittsburgh Symphony's concertmaster and violinist during the 1930s and '40s.[1] Howard began studying music as a child, taking classical piano lessons at the age of four.[1] He went on to attend the Thacher School in Ojai, California
California
and the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California
California
with Reginald Stewart and Leon Fleischer.[1] He then attended the University of Southern California, studying at the School of Music as a piano performance major, but dropped out after 6 weeks because "He wanted to do other things than practicing the piano."[2] After Howard left college, he joined a short-lived rock band called Mama Lion. The band was led by Neil Merryweather and featured vocalist Lynn Carey, Coffi Hall on bass, and Rick Gaxiola on guitar. Mama Lion recorded two full-length albums. Members of Mama Lion also formed the band Heavy Cruiser with Merryweather singing lead, recording two albums in the Heavy Prog Psyche genre. He then worked for a couple of years as a session musician with artists including Diana Ross, Ringo Starr, and Harry Nilsson.[citation needed] In the early 70s, he described himself as being "dirt poor", until his big break in 1975 when his manager got him an audition with Elton John.[3] He joined John's band and toured with them as keyboardist during the late 70s and early 80s.[citation needed] He was part of the band that played Central Park, New York, on September 13, 1980.[citation needed] Howard also arranged strings for several of John's songs during this period including the hits "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" and "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word", and played additional keyboards and synthesizers on studio albums including Rock of the Westies
Rock of the Westies
(1975), Blue Moves
Blue Moves
(1976), 21 at 33 (1980), and The Fox (1981). In 1982, Howard was featured on Toto IV
Toto IV
as the strings conductor and orchestrator for "I Won't Hold You Back", "Afraid of Love", and "Lovers in the Night". A year later, he released the live album James Newton Howard and Friends, which featured Toto's David Paich (keyboards), Steve Porcaro
Steve Porcaro
(keyboards), Jeff Porcaro
Jeff Porcaro
(drums), and Joe Porcaro (percussion).[citation needed] In 1983, Howard was co-producer, musician (keyboards), and orchestrator of Riccardo Cocciante's album Sincerità.[citation needed] After briefly touring with Crosby, Stills and Nash, he took an opportunity brought to him by his manager to write a film score for a small-time movie.[citation needed] This career move would lead to his becoming a successful film music composer.[citation needed] During this early foray into film music, he did not entirely abandon his previous musical path and returned for a brief collaboration with Elton John
Elton John
on his Tour De Force of Australia in the fall of 1986. He conducted both his own and Paul Buckmaster's arrangements during the second half of the set, which focused on orchestrated performances of selected songs from the Elton John
Elton John
catalog.[citation needed] When delving into his family history, twenty-five years after the death of his father, Howard learned that his father was Jewish. He later became a practicing Reconstructionist Jew.[4][5] 1990s[edit] Howard scored the surprise blockbuster romantic comedy Pretty Woman (1990) and received his first Academy Award
Academy Award
nomination for his score for Barbra Streisand's drama The Prince of Tides
The Prince of Tides
(1991).[citation needed] Setting the musical mood for numerous films throughout the decade, Howard's skills encompassed a plethora of genres, including four more best original score Oscar nominations, for the Harrison Ford action feature The Fugitive (1993), the Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts
romantic comedy My Best Friend's Wedding (1997), M. Night Shyamalan's The Village (2004), and Michael Clayton (2007).[citation needed] In addition, Howard scored the Western epic Wyatt Earp (1994), Kevin Costner's Waterworld
Waterworld
(1995), and Primal Fear (1996). His collaborations on songs for One Fine Day (1996) and Junior (1994) garnered Oscar nominations for Best Song.[citation needed] Along with scoring small-scaled, independent films such as Five Corners (1988), Glengarry Glen Ross (1992), and American Heart
American Heart
(1993), Howard proved equally skilled at composing for big-budget Hollywood spectacles, including Space Jam (1996), Dante's Peak
Dante's Peak
(1997) (theme only – score was composed by John Frizzell), and Collateral (2004). He has also scored three Disney animated feature films: Dinosaur (2000), Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001) and Treasure Planet
Treasure Planet
(2002). Although he concentrates primarily on films, Howard has also contributed music for TV, earning an Emmy nomination in 1995 for his theme to NBC's ratings smash ER (Howard also scored the two-hour pilot); he also provided the themes for The Sentinel and Gideon's Crossing, winning an Emmy
Emmy
for the latter.[citation needed] He has scored all of Shyamalan's suspense thrillers, The Sixth Sense (1999), Unbreakable (2000), Signs (2002), The Village (2004), Lady in the Water (2006), The Happening (2008), and The Last Airbender
The Last Airbender
(2010), notably dropping the intense, yet subtle, opening credit music for The Sixth Sense from the corresponding soundtrack album.[citation needed] 2000s[edit] On October 14, 2005 Howard replaced Howard Shore
Howard Shore
as composer for King Kong, due to "differing creative aspirations for the score" between Shore and director Peter Jackson.[6] The resultant score earned Howard his first Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Score.[citation needed] His work on Michael Clayton earned him an Oscar nomination.[citation needed] He followed in 2008 with his eighth Oscar nomination for Edward Zwick's Defiance.[citation needed] He also collaborated with Hans Zimmer
Hans Zimmer
on the scores for Batman Begins
Batman Begins
and its record-breaking sequel The Dark Knight. Further works were The Happening, his sixth film with M. Night Shyamalan, Blood Diamond, Michael Clayton, The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep, I Am Legend, Charlie Wilson's War, and Shyamalan's film adaptation of the Nickelodeon series Avatar: the Last Airbender. Howard debuted his work for symphony orchestra, I Would Plant A Tree, in February 2009 as part of the Pacific Symphony's annual American Composers Festival. The debut took place at the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa, California, with the Symphony under the direction of Carl St.Clair.[7] In 2009, he was awarded a Grammy alongside Hans Zimmer
Hans Zimmer
for the soundtrack to The Dark Knight.[citation needed] After being replaced in later seasons, his original theme song for the hit TV show ER returned for the final episode of the series.[citation needed] 2010s[edit] In September 2010, he was appointed visiting professor of media composition at the Royal Academy of Music
Royal Academy of Music
in London.[8] From 2012-2015, James Newton Howard scored the music for the critically acclaimed Hunger Games franchise. From 2014-2015, Howard saw major success with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 when he composed the score for the movie, which included "The Hanging Tree", featuring vocals from actress Jennifer Lawrence. The song peaked at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the highest-charting single from The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games
movies and both Howard's and Lawrence's first chart single.[citation needed] In 2014, Howard scored two Academy Award
Academy Award
nominated films, Nightcrawler and Maleficent. On April 7, 2016, it was announced that Howard would compose the score for the upcoming fantasy drama Fantastic Beasts
Fantastic Beasts
and Where to Find Them, a spin-off/prequel of the Harry Potter film series. In November 2016, Howard confirmed his return as composer for the sequel, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Discography[edit] Albums[edit]

Year Title Musician Notes

1974 Goodnight Vienna Ringo Starr Synthesizer for "Snookeroo"

Rock 'n' Roll Survivors Fanny Synthesizer and clavinet

James Newton Howard

1975 Playing Possum Carly Simon Electric piano and synthesizer for "Look Me in the Eyes"

He Don't Like You, Like I Love You Tony Orlando and Dawn Keyboards

Melissa Melissa Manchester Electric piano, clavinet, ARP synthesizer, organ, piano, celeste keyboards

It's in Everyone of Us David Pomeranz Electric piano and synthesizer for "The Hit Song of All Time" and "If You Walked Away" Synthesizer for "Flying" and "Greyhound Mary"

Rock of the Westies Elton John Clavinet, ARP synthesizer, Elka Synthex, harpsichord, Mellotron, electric piano

1976 ...That's the Way It Is Harry Nilsson Keyboards

Blue Moves Elton John Conductor/arrangement for "Tonight", "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word", and "Bite Your Lip (Get Up and Dance!)" Co-writer for "One Horse Town" and "The Wide-Eyed and Laughing" Synthesizer, electric piano, organ, Mellotron

The Faragher Brothers The Faragher Brothers ARP synthesizer for "Never Get Your Love Behind Me"

Help Is on the Way Melissa Manchester String arrangement for "Be Somebody", " Help Is on the Way", "Dirty Work", and "There's More Where That Came From" Electric piano for "Be Somebody"

The Movies The Movies Synthesizer on "Satellite Touchdown"

Endless Flight Leo Sayer Synthesizer on "Reflections" and "When I Need You"

Better Days & Happy Endings Melissa Manchester ARP synthesizer

Beautiful Noise Neil Diamond ARP synthesizer on "If You Know What I Mean", "Home Is a Wounded Heart", and "Jungletime"

Something New Barbi Benton Keyboards

1977 Kiki Dee Kiki Dee Piano for all tracks except "Standing Room Only" and "First Thing in the Morning, Last Thing at Night" Writer for "Sweet Creation" Arrangement for "Sweet Creation", "Night Hours", and "In Return" ARP synthesizer for "Sweet Creation" and "Standing Room Only" Mellotron
Mellotron
for "Into Eternity" Organ for "Standing Room Only", "Keep Right On", and "In Return" Electric piano and strings for "Night Hours"

1982 Toto IV Toto Conductor/Orchestrator (strings) for "I Won't Hold You Back", "It's a Feeling", "Afraid of Love" and "Lovers in the Night".

1983 James Newton Howard and Friends James Newton Howard David Paich
David Paich
(keyboards) Steve Porcaro
Steve Porcaro
(keyboards) Jeff Porcaro
Jeff Porcaro
(drums) Joe Porcaro (percussion) Recorded live, direct-to-disc

1984 The Magazine Rickie Lee Jones Produced with Rickie Lee Jones James Newton Howard on the synthesizer

As composer[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Director Studio(s) Notes

1985 Head Office Ken Finkleman HBO
HBO
Pictures TriStar Pictures Film scoring debut Composed with Alan Howarth

1986 Wildcats Michael Ritchie Warner Bros. Soundtrack released by Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
Records with songs co-written by Howard and one score cue with Hawk Wolinski

8 Million Ways to Die Hal Ashby Producers Sales Organization TriStar Pictures N/A

Tough Guys Jeff Kanew Touchstone Pictures Silver Screen Partners II Bryna Productions N/A

Nobody's Fool Evelyn Purcell Island Pictures N/A

1987 Campus Man Ron Casden RKO Pictures Paramount Pictures N/A

Five Corners Tony Bill HandMade Films Cineplex Odeon Films Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande First score by Howard to have an album release

Russkies Rick Rosenthal New Century Vista Film Company Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande

1988 Promised Land Michael Hoffman Vestron Pictures Soundtrack released by Private Music

Off Limits Christopher Crowe 20th Century Fox Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande

Some Girls Michael Hoffman United Artists Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer N/A

Everybody's All-American Taylor Hackford Warner Bros. Soundtrack released by Capitol Records
Capitol Records
with one song co-written by Howard; no score included

1989 Tap Nick Castle TriStar Pictures Soundtrack released by Epic Records
Epic Records
with one song co-written by Howard; no score included

Major League David S. Ward Morgan Creek Productions Paramount Pictures Soundtrack released by Curb Records with two songs co-written by Howard and two score cues

The Package Andrew Davis Orion Pictures Soundtrack released by Prometheus Records

1990 Coupe de Ville Joe Roth Morgan Creek Productions Universal Pictures N/A

Pretty Woman Garry Marshall Touchstone Pictures Silver Screen Partners III Cue "She Rescues Him Right Back" written by Thomas Pasatieri Soundtrack released by EMI America; no score included

Flatliners Joel Schumacher Columbia Pictures N/A

Marked for Death Dwight H. Little Steamroller Productions 20th Century Fox Soundtrack released by Delicious Vinyl with one score cue

Three Men and a Little Lady Emile Ardolino Touchstone Pictures Interscope Communications Soundtrack released by Hollywood Records
Hollywood Records
with 20 minutes of score

1991 King Ralph David S. Ward Universal Pictures N/A

Guilty by Suspicion Irwin Winkler Warner Bros. Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande
Varèse Sarabande
with 13 minutes of score End title song composed with Alan and Marilyn Bergman One of the few James Newton Howard film scores to be conducted by the composer

Dying Young Joel Schumacher 20th Century Fox Soundtrack released by Arista Records
Arista Records
with 28 minutes of score

The Man in the Moon Robert Mulligan Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Soundtrack released by Reprise Records

My Girl Howard Zieff Imagine Entertainment Columbia Pictures Soundtrack released by Columbia Records
Columbia Records
with one score cut

Grand Canyon Lawrence Kasdan 20th Century Fox Soundtrack released by Milan Expanded edition later released by La-La Land Records

The Prince of Tides Barbra Streisand Columbia Pictures Replaced John Barry Soundtrack released by Columbia Records
Columbia Records
with 44 minutes of score Includes song co-written by Howard and performed by Barbra Streisand not used in the film Nominated:

Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Original Score

1992 Diggstown Michael Ritchie Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande; conducted by Howard

Glengarry Glen Ross James Foley New Line Cinema LIVE Entertainment (US) Rank Organisation
Rank Organisation
(International) Soundtrack released by Elektra with just over 16 minutes of score; conducted by Howard

American Heart Martin Bell Triton Pictures Independent film

Night and the City Irwin Winkler 20th Century Fox Soundtrack released by Hollywood Records
Hollywood Records
with two songs co-written by Howard and one score cue

1993 Alive Frank Marshall The Kennedy/Marshall Company Touchstone Pictures
Touchstone Pictures
(US/Canada) Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures
(International) Soundtrack released by Hollywood Records

Falling Down Joel Schumacher Le Studio Canal+ Regency Enterprises Warner Bros. Replaced Graeme Revell Soundtrack released by Intrada Records

Dave Ivan Reitman Northern Lights Entertainment Warner Bros. Soundtrack released by Big Screen Records – cover erroneously credits Howard as the conductor (score actually conducted by Marty Paich); expanded edition later released by La-La Land

The Fugitive Andrew Davis Warner Bros. Soundtrack released by Elektra; complete score later released by La-La Land Records Nominated:

Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Original Score

The Saint of Fort Washington Tim Hunter Warner Bros. Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande

1994 Intersection Mark Rydell Paramount Pictures Soundtrack released by Milan Records; complete score later released by La-La Land Records

Wyatt Earp Lawrence Kasdan Tig Productions Kasdan Pictures Warner Bros. Soundtrack released by Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
Records; complete score later released by La-La Land Records

Junior Ivan Reitman Northern Lights Entertainment Universal Pictures Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande Nominated:

Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Original Song (for "Look What Love Has Done") Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song (for "Look What Love Has Done")

1995 Just Cause Arne Glimcher Warner Bros. Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande

Outbreak Wolfgang Petersen Warner Bros. Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande

French Kiss Lawrence Kasdan PolyGram Filmed Entertainment Working Title Films 20th Century Fox Soundtrack released by Mercury Records
Mercury Records
with one score cue

Waterworld Kevin Reynolds Gordon Company Davis Entertainment Licht/Mueller Film Corporation Universal Pictures Replaced Mark Isham (who did only demos; his music box melody remains in the movie) Soundtrack released by MCA; complete score later released by La-La Land Records

Restoration Michael Hoffman Miramax
Miramax
Films Soundtrack released by Milan Records
Milan Records
with 44 minutes of score

1996 Eye for an Eye John Schlesinger Paramount Pictures Soundtrack released by La-La Land Records

The Juror Brian Gibson Columbia Pictures Replaced John Barry

Primal Fear Gregory Hoblit Rysher Entertainment Paramount Pictures Soundtrack released by Milan Records
Milan Records
with 28 and a half minutes of score; complete score later released by La-La Land Records

The Trigger Effect David Koepp Amblin Entertainment Gramercy Pictures
Gramercy Pictures
(US/Canada) Universal Pictures
Universal Pictures
(International) N/A

The Rich Man's Wife Amy Holden Jones Hollywood Pictures Caravan Pictures Theme only; score by John Frizzell

Space Jam Joe Pytka Northern Lights Entertainment Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
Animation Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
Family Entertainment Separate score and song albums released by Atlantic Records Song album includes one track co-written by Howard

One Fine Day Michael Hoffman Lynda Obst Productions 20th Century Fox Soundtrack released by Columbia Records
Columbia Records
with a song co-written by Howard and one score suite Nominated:

Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Original Song (for "For the First Time") Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song (for "For the First Time") Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television (for "For the First Time")

1997 Dante's Peak Roger Donaldson Pacific Western Productions Universal Pictures Theme and some cues; majority of score by John Frizzell Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande

Liar Liar Tom Shadyac Imagine Entertainment Universal Pictures Theme only; score by John Debney Soundtrack released by MCA

Fathers' Day Ivan Reitman Silver Pictures Northern Lights Entertainment Warner Bros. N/A

My Best Friend's Wedding P.J. Hogan Zucker Brothers Productions TriStar Pictures Soundtrack released by Sony/Work with one score suite For Your Consideration promo with just over 24 minutes issued Nominated:

Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Original Musical or Comedy Score

The Devil's Advocate Taylor Hackford Regency Enterprises Warner Bros. Soundtrack released by TVT with just over 39 minutes of score

The Postman Kevin Costner Tig Productions Warner Bros. Soundtrack released by Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
Records with just under 50 minutes of score

1998 A Perfect Murder Andrew Davis Kopelson Entertainment Warner Bros. Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande

1999 Runaway Bride Garry Marshall Lakeshore Entertainment Interscope Communications Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures
(US/Canada) Touchstone Pictures
Touchstone Pictures
(International) Soundtrack released by Sony; no score

Stir of Echoes David Koepp Artisan Entertainment
Artisan Entertainment
(US/Canada) 20th Century Fox
20th Century Fox
(International) Soundtrack released by Nettwerk
Nettwerk
with 17-and-a-half minutes of score

The Sixth Sense M. Night Shyamalan The Kennedy/Marshall Company Barry Mendel Productions Hollywood Pictures Spyglass Entertainment Replaced a yet unknown composer Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande

Mumford Lawrence Kasdan Touchstone Pictures Soundtrack released by Hollywood Records
Hollywood Records
with just under 25 minutes of score

Snow Falling on Cedars Scott Hicks The Kennedy/Marshall Company Universal Pictures Soundtrack released by Decca Records Nominated:

Satellite Award for Best Original Score

Wayward Son Randall Harris Avenue Pictures (International; The movie had no distributor in the United States) Composed with Steve Porcaro

2000 Dinosaur Eric Leighton Ralph Zondag Walt Disney Pictures Soundtrack released by Walt Disney Records Nominated:

Annie Award Nominee for Individual Achievement for Music Score Saturn Award
Saturn Award
for Best Music

Unbreakable M. Night Shyamalan Barry Mendel Productions Blinding Edge Pictures Touchstone Pictures Soundtrack released by Hollywood Records

Vertical Limit Martin Campbell Columbia Pictures Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande

2001 Atlantis: The Lost Empire Gary Trousdale Kirk Wise Walt Disney Pictures Soundtrack released by Walt Disney Records 73-minute FYC promo issued Nominated:

Annie Award Nominee for Individual Achievement for Music Score World Soundtrack Award for Best Original Song Written for a Film

America's Sweethearts Joe Roth Revolution Studios Columbia Pictures Soundtrack released by Atlantic Records
Atlantic Records
with one score suite

2002 Big Trouble Barry Sonnenfeld Touchstone Pictures N/A

Signs M. Night Shyamalan The Kennedy/Marshall Company Blinding Edge Pictures Touchstone Pictures Soundtrack released by Hollywood Records

Unconditional Love P.J. Hogan New Line Cinema N/A

The Emperor's Club Michael Hoffman Beacon Communications Fine Line Features Sidney Kimmel Entertainment Universal Pictures Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande

Treasure Planet Ron Clements John Musker Walt Disney Pictures Replaced Alan Silvestri Soundtrack released by Walt Disney Records
Walt Disney Records
with about 47 and a half minutes of score

2003 Dreamcatcher Lawrence Kasdan Castle Rock Entertainment Village Roadshow Pictures Warner Bros. Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande

Peter Pan P.J. Hogan Revolution Studios Red Wagon Productions Allied Stars Ltd Universal Pictures
Universal Pictures
(US/Canada/Australia) Columbia Pictures
Columbia Pictures
(International) "Flying" later used in commercials for Disneyland Paris Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande

2004 Hidalgo Joe Johnston Casey Silver Productions Touchstone Pictures Soundtrack released by Hollywood Records

The Village M. Night Shyamalan Blinding Edge Pictures Touchstone Pictures Soundtrack released by Hollywood Records Nominated:

Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Original Score

Collateral Michael Mann DreamWorks Pictures
DreamWorks Pictures
(US/Canada) Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures
(International) Soundtrack released by Hip-O Records with three Howard cues Composed with Tom Rothrock
Tom Rothrock
and Antonio Pinto

2005 The Interpreter Sydney Pollack Working Title Films Mirage Enterprises Universal Pictures Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande

Batman Begins Christopher Nolan DC Comics Syncopy Inc. Legendary Pictures Warner Bros. Composed with Hans Zimmer Soundtrack released by Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
Records Nominated:

Saturn Award
Saturn Award
for Best Music World Soundtrack Award for Best Original Soundtrack of the Year

Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D Mark Cowen Playtone IMAX Theme only; score by Blake Neely

King Kong Peter Jackson WingNut Films Universal Pictures Replaced Howard Shore Soundtrack released by Decca Records Nominated:

Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Original Score World Soundtrack Award for Best Original Soundtrack of the Year World Soundtrack Award for Soundtrack Composer of the Year

2006 Freedomland Joe Roth Revolution Studios Columbia Pictures Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande Composed with Mel Wesson

RV Barry Sonnenfeld Relativity Media Red Wagon Entertainment Intermedia Films Columbia Pictures Composed with Stuart Michael Thomas and Blake Neely

Lady in the Water M. Night Shyamalan Legendary Pictures Blinding Edge Pictures Warner Bros. Soundtrack released by Decca Records

Blood Diamond Edward Zwick Bedford Falls Productions Virtual Studios Initial Entertainment Group Warner Bros. Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande
Varèse Sarabande
with 51-and-a-half minutes of score Nominated:

Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media

2007 The Lookout Scott Frank Spyglass Entertainment Miramax
Miramax
Films Soundtrack released by Hollywood Records
Hollywood Records
as an iTunes exclusive Composed with Clay Duncan and Stuart Michael Thomas Nominated:

Satellite Award for Best Original Score

Michael Clayton Tony Gilroy Section Eight Productions Mirage Enterprises Castle Rock Entertainment Warner Bros. Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande Won:

World Soundtrack Award for Soundtrack Composer of the Year

Nominated:

Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Original Score

I Am Legend Francis Lawrence Weed Road Pictures Overbrook Entertainment Heyday Films Original Film Village Roadshow Pictures Warner Bros. Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande Won:

World Soundtrack Award for Soundtrack Composer of the Year

Nominated:

Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Original Score

The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep Jay Russell Revolution Studios Walden Media Beacon Communications Columbia Pictures Soundtrack released by Sony Classical
Sony Classical
with 46 minutes of score iTunes release includes 12 more minutes of score

Charlie Wilson's War Mike Nichols Relativity Media Participant Productions Playtone Universal Pictures Replaced Ry Cooder Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande One track co-written by Gingger Shankar Won:

World Soundtrack Award for Soundtrack Composer of the Year

The Great Debaters Denzel Washington Harpo Productions The Weinstein Company Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande Composed with Peter Golub

2008 Mad Money Callie Khouri Millennium Films Overture Films Composed with Marty Davich

The Happening M. Night Shyamalan Spyglass Entertainment Blinding Edge Pictures UTV Motion Pictures Dune Entertainment 20th Century Fox Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande

The Dark Knight Christopher Nolan DC Comics Syncopy Inc. Legendary Pictures Warner Bros. Soundtrack released by Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
Records in one-disc and two-disc editions Composed with Hans Zimmer Won:

Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media Saturn Award
Saturn Award
for Best Music

Nominated:

Anthony Asquith Award for Best Film Music

Youssou N'Dour: I Bring What I Love Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi Shadow Distribution (US theatrical) Oscilloscope Pictures (US home video) Soundtrack released by Nonesuch with one score track Composed with Marty Davich

Defiance Edward Zwick Bedford Falls Productions Paramount Vantage Soundtrack released by Sony Classical
Sony Classical
Records Nominated:

Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Original Score Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Original Score

2009 Confessions of a Shopaholic P.J. Hogan Jerry Bruckheimer Films Touchstone Pictures Soundtrack released by Hollywood Records
Hollywood Records
with one score suite

Duplicity Tony Gilroy Relativity Media Universal Pictures Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande

Wings Over the Rockies Tod Williams Holding Pictures Short film

It's Complicated Nancy Meyers Relativity Media Waverly Films Dentsu Universal Pictures Some additional music with Hans Zimmer

2010 Nanny McPhee & The Big Bang Susanna White Relativity Media Working Title Films StudioCanal Universal Pictures Took over from Thomas Newman
Thomas Newman
(who left and did not do a score) Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande

Salt Phillip Noyce Di Bonaventura Pictures Rainmaker Digital Effects Columbia Pictures Soundtrack released by Madison Gate Records Nominated:

Satellite Award for Best Original Score

The Last Airbender M. Night Shyamalan Nickelodeon Movies The Kennedy/Marshall Company Blinding Edge Pictures Paramount Pictures Soundtrack released by Lakeshore Records

Inhale Baltasar Kormákur IFC Films N/A

Love & Other Drugs Edward Zwick Fox 2000 Pictures Regency Enterprises New Regency Stuber Pictures 20th Century Fox N/A

The Tourist Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck GK Films Spyglass Entertainment StudioCanal Columbia Pictures Replaced Gabriel Yared Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande
Varèse Sarabande
(includes one track retained from Yared's thrown-out score)

2011 Larry Crowne Tom Hanks Playtone StudioCanal Universal Pictures Soundtrack released by Rhino Records
Rhino Records
with one score track

Water for Elephants Francis Lawrence Fox 2000 Pictures Dune Entertainment Ingenious Media 20th Century Fox Soundtrack released by Sony Classical
Sony Classical
Records Nominated:

Satellite Award for Best Original Score

The Green Hornet Michel Gondry Original Film Columbia Pictures Replaced Danny Elfman
Danny Elfman
due to a scheduling conflict

Gnomeo & Juliet Kelly Asbury Touchstone Pictures Miramax
Miramax
Films (uncredited) Rocket Pictures Arc Productions Soundtrack released by Hollywood Records
Hollywood Records
and Walt Disney Records Composed with Chris P. Bacon

Green Lantern Martin Campbell DC Entertainment De Line Pictures Warner Bros. Soundtrack released by WaterTower Music

Darling Companion Lawrence Kasdan Sony Pictures Classics
Sony Pictures Classics
(USA) Sierra/Affinity (International) N/A

2012 The Hunger Games Gary Ross Color Force Lionsgate Replaced Danny Elfman
Danny Elfman
due to a scheduling conflict Score album released by Universal Republic

Snow White and the Huntsman Rupert Sanders Roth Films Universal Pictures Soundtrack released by Universal Republic

The Bourne Legacy Tony Gilroy Relativity Media The Kennedy/Marshall Company Captivate Entertainment Universal Pictures Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande/Back Lot Music Nominated:

World Soundtrack Award for Film Composer of the Year

2013 After Earth M. Night Shyamalan Overbrook Entertainment Blinding Edge Pictures Relativity Media Columbia Pictures Soundtrack released by Sony Masterworks Nominated:

World Soundtrack Award for Film Composer of the Year

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Francis Lawrence Color Force Lionsgate Score album released by Universal Republic

Parkland Peter Landesman American Film Company Playtone Exclusive Media Group Soundtrack released by Rhino Records
Rhino Records
as a digital download Additional music By Sven Faulconer and Sunna Wehrmeijer

2014 Cut Bank Matt Shakman Kilburn Media A24 N/A

Maleficent Robert Stromberg Roth Films Walt Disney Pictures Soundtrack released by Walt Disney Records

Nightcrawler Dan Gilroy Bold Films Open Road Films Soundtrack released by Lakeshore Records Additional music By Sven Faulconer and Sunna Wehrmeijer

Pawn Sacrifice Edward Zwick Bleecker Street

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 Francis Lawrence Color Force Lionsgate Score album released by Universal Republic

2015 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 Francis Lawrence Color Force Lionsgate Score album released by Universal Republic

Concussion Peter Landesman Village Roadshow Pictures Scott Free Productions Columbia Pictures Score album released by Sony Classical
Sony Classical
Records

2016 The Huntsman: Winter's War Cedric Nicolas-Troyan Universal Pictures Perfect World Pictures Score album released by Back Lot Music

Fantastic Beasts
Fantastic Beasts
and Where to Find Them David Yates Warner Bros. Score album released by WaterTower Music Nominated:

Saturn Award
Saturn Award
for Best Music

2017 Detroit Kathryn Bigelow Annapurna Pictures First Light Productions Page 1 "Rescue" and "Alone" are two cues from the soundtrack of Detroit with various artists Additional music by Karen Han

Roman J. Israel, Esq. Dan Gilroy Macro Media Cross Creek Pictures Columbia Pictures N/A

2018 Red Sparrow Francis Lawrence 20th Century Fox N/A

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Lasse Hallström Walt Disney Pictures Score album released by Walt Disney Records Score conducted by Gustavo Dudamel

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald David Yates Warner Bros. N/A

Television[edit]

Year Title Director Studio(s) Notes

1988 Go Toward the Light Mike Robe RHI Entertainment Television film

1989 Men Various ABC TV series pilot and theme Nominated:

Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Achievement in Main Title Theme Music

1990 The Image Peter Werner Home Box Office Television film

Revealing Evidence: Stalking the Honolulu Strangler Michael Seitzer MCA Television Entertainment Television film

Somebody Has to Shoot the Picture Frank Pierson Home Box Office MCA Television Entertainment Television film

Descending Angel Jeremy Kagan Home Box Office Television film

1992 A Private Matter Joan Micklin Silver Mirage Enterprises Home Box Office Television film

2000 Malibu Road Various Spelling Television TV series theme

1994 ER Various Amblin Television Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
Television TV series theme and pilot score Soundtrack released by Atlantic Records
Atlantic Records
with Howard's theme in TV and complete versions Nominated:

Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Main Title Theme Music

1996 The Sentinel Various Paramount Network Television TV series theme only; scores by Steve Porcaro
Steve Porcaro
and John M. Keane Soundtrack released by Sonic Images with Howard's theme in main and end title versions

1998 From the Earth to the Moon Various Home Box Office Score for part 6: "Mare Tranquilitatis" Soundtrack released by Epic Soundtrax
Epic Soundtrax
with period pop songs and Michael Kamen's opening and closing theme music; no episode scores

2000 Gideon's Crossing Various Heel and Toe Films Touchstone Television TV series theme Won:

Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Main Title Theme Music

2016 All the Way Jay Roach Amblin Entertainment HBO
HBO
Films Nominated:

Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Music Composition for a Limited Series, Movie or a Special
Special
(Original Dramatic Score)

2017 A Series of Unfortunate Events Barry Sonnenfeld
Barry Sonnenfeld
and Mark Palansky Netflix Paramount Television What is the Question? Sonnenfeld Productions, Inc. TV series Scored 5 episodes Nominated:

Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Music Composition for a Limited Series, Movie or a Special
Special
(Original Dramatic Score) (for "A Bad Beginning")

Other work[edit]

Year Title Notes

1996 Imagine Entertainment
Imagine Entertainment
ID Logo theme

2006 Sony Pictures Animation
Sony Pictures Animation
ID Logo theme

Awards[edit]

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In May 2008, he was made an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Music.[9] In October 2015, he was honored with the Max Steiner Film Music Achievement Award[10] during the annual Hollywood in Vienna
Hollywood in Vienna
concert.

Award Year Project Category Outcome

Academy Awards 1992 The Prince of Tides Best Original Score Nominated

1994 The Fugitive Nominated

1995 Junior (shared with Carole Bayer Sager, James Ingram
James Ingram
and Patty Smyth) Best Original Song Nominated

1997 One Fine Day (shared with Jud Friedman and Allan Dennis Rich) Nominated

1998 My Best Friend's Wedding Best Original Score Nominated

2005 The Village Nominated

2008 Michael Clayton Nominated

2009 Defiance Nominated

Annie Awards 2000 Dinosaur Music in a Feature Production Nominated

2001 Atlantis: The Lost Empire Nominated

BAFTA Awards 2009 The Dark Knight (shared with Hans Zimmer) Anthony Asquith Award for Best Film Music Nominated

Emmy
Emmy
Awards 1989 Men Outstanding Achievement in Main Title Theme Music Nominated

1995 ER Outstanding Individual Achievement in Main Title Theme Music Nominated

2001 Gideon's Crossing Outstanding Main Title Theme Music Won

2016 All the Way Outstanding Music Composition for a Limited Series, Movie, or Special (Original Dramatic Score) Nominated

2017 A Series of Unfortunate Events Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score) Nominated

Golden Globe Awards 1995 Junior (shared with Carole Bayer Sager, James Ingram
James Ingram
and Patty Smyth) Best Original Song Nominated

1997 One Fine Day (shared with Jud Friedman and Allan Dennis Rich) Nominated

2006 King Kong Best Original Score Nominated

2009 Defiance Nominated

Grammy Awards 1998 One Fine Day (shared with Jud Friedman and Allan Dennis Rich) Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television Nominated

2008 Blood Diamond Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media Nominated

2009 The Dark Knight (shared with Hans Zimmer) Won

Satellite Awards 2000 Snow Falling on Cedars Best Original Score Nominated

2007 The Lookout Nominated

2010 Salt Nominated

2011 Water for Elephants Nominated

Saturn Awards 2000 Dinosaur Best Music Nominated

2006 Batman Begins
Batman Begins
(shared with Hans Zimmer) Nominated

2009 The Dark Knight (shared with Hans Zimmer) Won

2017 Fantastic Beasts
Fantastic Beasts
and Where to Find Them Nominated

World Soundtrack Awards 2001 Atlantis: The Lost Empire (shared with Diane Warren) Best Original Song Written for a Film Nominated

2005 Batman Begins
Batman Begins
(shared with Hans Zimmer) Best Original Soundtrack of the Year Nominated

2006 King Kong Nominated

Soundtrack Composer of the Year Nominated

2008 I Am Legend Soundtrack Composer of the Year Won

Michael Clayton Won

Charlie Wilson's War Won

2013 The Bourne Legacy Film Composer of the Year Nominated

After Earth Nominated

See also[edit]

List of film director and composer collaborations

References[edit]

^ a b c " James Newton Howard". Billboard. Retrieved 2014-01-28.  ^ "USC Thornton School of Music : About Us: Board of Advisors: James Newton Howard". Usc.edu. Archived from the original on December 27, 2010. Retrieved 2011-01-02.  ^ " James Newton Howard – Elton John
Elton John
Story". Yamaha All Access on youtube.com. Retrieved 2014-01-28.  ^ Commentary track of Defiance, 42:10 ^ Fowler, Lilly (February 19, 2009). "Family Secret, Persistent Bias Inspire Soul of 'Defiance' Score". Jews
Jews
and Oscars. Jewish Journal. Retrieved 2014-08-04.  ^ "SoundtrackNet : News : James Newton Howard replaces Howard Shore
Howard Shore
on King Kong". Soundtrack.net. October 14, 2005. Retrieved 2011-01-02.  ^ Pacificsymphony.org Archived February 15, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. ^ "New Appointments". Royal Academy of Music. Retrieved October 2, 2010.  ^ "Honorary Members (Hon RAM)" (PDF). Royal Academy of Music. Retrieved 7 April 2017.  ^ "The Max Steiner Award". hollywoodinvienna.com. 

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Studio albums

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Live albums

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Soundtrack albums

Friends The Lion King The Muse Elton John
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Compilation albums

Greatest Hits Greatest Hits Volume II The Thom Bell Sessions Lady Samantha Greatest Hits Vol. 3 The Complete Thom Bell Sessions To Be Continued The Very Best of Elton John Rare Masters Greatest Hits 1976–1986 The Superior Sound of Elton John Chartbusters Go Pop Classic Elton John Love Songs Prologue Greatest Hits 1970–2002 Elton John's Christmas Party Rocket Man: The Definitive Hits Diamonds

Other albums

Two Rooms: Celebrating the Songs of Elton John
Elton John
& Bernie Taupin Good Morning to the Night Revamp & Restoration

Video albums

The Afternoon Concert The Night Time Concert Night and Day Concert Live in Australia The Very Best of Elton John Live in Barcelona Love Songs Elton John
Elton John
One Night Only – The Greatest Hits Dream Ticket Elton 60 – Live at Madison Square Garden The Red Piano

Concert tours

1970 World Tour West of the Rockies Tour Louder Than Concorde Tour 1980 World Tour Jump Up Tour Too Low for Zero Tour European Express Tour Breaking Hearts Tour Ice on Fire
Ice on Fire
Tour Tour De Force Reg Strikes Back
Reg Strikes Back
Tour Sleeping with the Past Tour The One Tour Face to Face 1994 Face to Face 1995 Made in England Tour Big Picture Tour Face to Face 1998 An Evening with Elton John Medusa Tour Stately Home Tour Face to Face 2001 Songs from the West Coast Tour Face to Face 2002 A Journey Through Time 2003 Tour Face to Face 2003 2004 Tour Peachtree Road Tour 2006 European Tour The Captain and the Kid Tour Rocket Man: Greatest Hits Live Face to Face 2009 Face to Face 2010 2010 European Tour Greatest Hits Tour 40th Anniversary of the Rocket Man The Diving Board
The Diving Board
Tour Follow the Yellow Brick Road Tour All the Hits Tour The Final Curtain Tour Wonderful Crazy Night
Wonderful Crazy Night
Tour Farewell Yellow Brick Road

Concert residencies

The Red Piano The Million Dollar Piano

Miscellaneous performances

List of Elton John
Elton John
and Ray Cooper concert tours The Union Tour

Musicals

The Lion King

animated live-action musical

Billy Elliot the Musical Aida Lestat The Devil Wears Prada

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Saturn Award
Saturn Award
for Best Music

Bernard Herrmann
Bernard Herrmann
(1973) Miklós Rózsa (1974/75) David Raksin (1976) John Williams/ John Williams
John Williams
(1977) John Williams
John Williams
(1978) Miklós Rózsa (1979) John Barry (1980) John Williams
John Williams
(1981) John Williams
John Williams
(1982) James Horner
James Horner
(1983) Jerry Goldsmith
Jerry Goldsmith
(1984) Bruce Broughton (1985) Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(1986) Alan Silvestri
Alan Silvestri
(1987) Christopher Young
Christopher Young
(1988) Alan Silvestri
Alan Silvestri
(1989/90) Loek Dikker
Loek Dikker
(1991) Angelo Badalamenti (1992) Danny Elfman
Danny Elfman
(1993) Howard Shore
Howard Shore
(1994) John Ottman
John Ottman
(1995) Danny Elfman
Danny Elfman
(1996) Danny Elfman
Danny Elfman
(1997) John Carpenter
John Carpenter
(1998) Danny Elfman
Danny Elfman
(1999) James Horner
James Horner
(2000) John Williams
John Williams
(2001) Danny Elfman
Danny Elfman
(2002) Howard Shore
Howard Shore
(2003) Alan Silvestri
Alan Silvestri
(2004) John Williams
John Williams
(2005) John Ottman
John Ottman
(2006) Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(2007) James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmer
Hans Zimmer
(2008) James Horner
James Horner
(2009) Hans Zimmer
Hans Zimmer
(2010) Michael Giacchino
Michael Giacchino
(2011) Danny Elfman
Danny Elfman
(2012) Frank Ilfman
Frank Ilfman
(2013) Hans Zimmer
Hans Zimmer
(2014) John Williams
John Williams
(2015) Justin Hurwitz
Justin Hurwitz
(2016)

Note: The years are listed as per convention, usually the year of film release; the ceremonies are usually held the next year.

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