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Michael Giacchino
Michael Giacchino
(/dʒəˈkiːnoʊ/;[1] born October 10, 1967) is an American composer of music for films, television and video games. He composed the scores to the television series Lost, Alias and Fringe, the video game series Medal of Honor
Medal of Honor
and Call of Duty
Call of Duty
and many films such as The Incredibles, Mission: Impossible III, Ratatouille, Star Trek, Up, Super 8, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, Star Trek Into Darkness, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Jurassic World, Inside Out, Zootopia, Star Trek
Star Trek
Beyond, Doctor Strange, Rogue One, Spider-Man: Homecoming, War for the Planet of the Apes
War for the Planet of the Apes
and Coco. Giacchino has received an Emmy Award
Emmy Award
and multiple Grammy Awards, as well as a Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
and an Academy Award
Academy Award
for his work on Up.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career

2.1 Video games 2.2 Film and television 2.3 Additional compositions 2.4 Acting

3 Style 4 Awards, nominations and recognition

4.1 Awards 4.2 Nominations 4.3 Recognition

5 Discography

5.1 Video games 5.2 Films 5.3 Short films and Holiday Specials 5.4 TV Series 5.5 Theme Park attractions 5.6 As Conductor

6 References 7 External links

Early life[edit] Giacchino was born in Riverside Township, New Jersey. His father's ancestors came from Sicily
Sicily
and his mother's ancestors emigrated from Abruzzo
Abruzzo
in the center of Italy; he holds dual American and Italian citizenship.[2] Giacchino grew up in Edgewater Park Township, New Jersey.[3] He graduated from Holy Cross High School in Delran Township, New Jersey in 1986.[4] Giacchino began combining images and music at age 10, when he began creating stop-motion animation with homemade soundtracks in his basement. While in high school, an art teacher who mentored Giacchino recommended to his parents that he attend the School of Visual Arts
School of Visual Arts
in New York City. Giacchino describes visiting the school with his parents thus:[5]

I thought, wow, this is fantastic. They actually have colleges like this? Where I can do the things that I am really interested in doing? That was amazing to me. I loved SVA. I loved the kind of freedom that it provided. It was kind of like this great experiment—okay, you're here because you like something. So let's see how much you like it. We're not going to regulate you too much. We're going to see how passionate and driven you are, and how much you want this thing.[5]

Giacchino enrolled at SVA, majoring in film production and minoring in history. During his final year at SVA, his instructor in film publicity announced an unpaid internship was available at Universal Pictures. Giacchino, who was the only one interested, obtained the six-month position, which he filled at night while attending school during the day and working at Macy's
Macy's
to pay his rent. He graduated from SVA in 1990 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, after which he took music classes at the Juilliard School.[5][6][7] Career[edit] Video games[edit] When Giacchino's internship ended, Universal hired him, giving him a job upon graduation from college. He later moved to Disney, and when Disney relocated to Los Angeles, Giacchino moved with them, working in publicity, while taking night classes in instrumentation and orchestration at UCLA. His work for Disney had him interacting with the various personnel who worked in films, such as the producers who hired composers, so when a job at Disney Interactive
Disney Interactive
opened for a producer, Giacchino obtained the job, thinking he could hire himself to write music for the games he produced.[5][6][7] Giacchino's composition work for Disney Interactive
Disney Interactive
during the 16-bit era included the Sega Genesis
Sega Genesis
game Gargoyles, the SNES game Maui Mallard in Cold Shadow and the various console versions of The Lion King.[8] However his first major composition was for the DreamWorks video game adaptation of the 1997 movie, The Lost
Lost
World: Jurassic Park.[9] The video game was one of the first PlayStation- (also on Sega Saturn) console title to be recorded with an original live orchestral score. Giacchino has since continued his relationship with DreamWorks
DreamWorks
which also included composing the score for the Small Soldiers video game in 1998, providing full orchestral scores for many of their popular videogames. He also worked with Pandemic studios to create the theme for Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction. Giacchino's award-winning compositions covers the first four instalments of the Medal of Honor
Medal of Honor
series, (Medal of Honor, Underground, Allied Assault and Frontline), Heroes: 2, and also the scores for several other World War II-related video games like Secret Weapons Over Normandy, Call of Duty
Call of Duty
and Call of Duty: Finest Hour.[10] Additionally, Giacchino composed themes for The Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer, and co-wrote the theme of Black with composer Chris Tilton.[11] He also composed the score for Alias, which was based on the television series of the same name. In 2008 Giacchino wrote music for Turning Point: Fall of Liberty.[12] In 2007, he returned to the Medal of Honor
Medal of Honor
franchise as he composed the music for Medal of Honor: Airborne.[13] Film and television[edit] Giacchino's work on various video games led to his entrance into television. In 2001, J. J. Abrams, producer of the television series Alias, discovered Giacchino through his video game work and asked him to provide the new show's soundtrack. The soundtrack featured a mix of full orchestral pieces frequently intermingled with upbeat electronic music, a departure from much of his previous work. Giacchino would go on to provide the score for J.J. Abrams's 2004 television series Lost,[14] creating an acclaimed score which employed a unique process of using spare pieces of a plane fuselage for percussion parts. The score for Lost
Lost
is also notable for a signature thematic motif: a brass fall-off at the end of certain themes.[15] Just like his counterpart Stu Phillips, he worked with the television show creator Abrams on his shows with his music scores while Abrams supplied the show's main themes on certain series such as Alias. In 2004, Giacchino received his first big feature film commission. Brad Bird, director of Pixar's The Incredibles, asked Giacchino to provide the soundtrack for the film after having heard his work on Alias.[16] The upbeat jazz orchestral sound was a departure in style not only for Giacchino but for Pixar, which had previously relied on Randy and Thomas Newman
Thomas Newman
for all of its films. Director Brad Bird
Brad Bird
had originally sought out John Barry – perhaps best known for his work on the early James Bond
James Bond
films—but Barry was reportedly unwilling to repeat the styles of his earlier works.[17] Giacchino was nominated for two Grammy Awards
Grammy Awards
in 2005 for The Incredibles: Best Score Soundtrack
Soundtrack
Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media and Best Instrumental Composition.[18] Like his other counterparts Joel McNeely, J. A. C. Redford and Frank DeVol, Giacchino mostly associated with Disney from early in his career up to most recently, ranging from video games such as Mickey Mania and Gargoyles to films such as The Incredibles
The Incredibles
and eventually collaborated with Walt Disney Imagineering
Walt Disney Imagineering
in creating two new soundtracks for the updated versions of Space Mountain
Space Mountain
at Disneyland, Space Mountain: Mission
Mission
2 at Disneyland
Disneyland
Paris, and Space Mountain
Space Mountain
at Hong Kong Disneyland.[19] Giacchino also composed scores for the 2005 films Sky High and The Family Stone, and the television movie The Muppets' Wizard of Oz. Additionally, he wrote the music for Joseph Barbera's final theatrical Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry
cartoon The Karate Guard, and scored the Abrams-directed 2006 film Mission: Impossible III.[20] Giacchino's next musical achievement was his Paris-inspired score for the Disney- Pixar
Pixar
film Ratatouille, which includes the theme song "Le Festin", performed by French artist Camille. He received his first Academy Award
Academy Award
nomination for this score. He also created the score for Abrams' 2009 Star Trek film. Giacchino scored the Pixar
Pixar
film Up (and its accompanying animated short Partly Cloudy), for which he collaborated with director Pete Docter. This marked the first time Giacchino worked with a Pixar director other than Brad Bird. This work gained Giacchino his first Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Original Score: the first-ever win for Pixar
Pixar
in that category. Giacchino notes that he won on the same night as his SVA classmate Joel Harlow won for Best Makeup Oscar for Star Trek.[5] Giacchino has continued his collaboration with J. J. Abrams. For the Abrams-produced monster film Cloverfield, Giacchino wrote an homage to Japanese monster scores in an overture entitled "ROAR!", which played over the credits, and constituted the only original music for the film. He also composed for the pilot of the Abrams-produced American television series Fringe, after which Giacchino gave scoring duties to his assistant Chad Seiter, who scored the first half of season one. The task was then passed on to Chris Tilton, who scored the latter half of season one and all subsequent seasons. In 2016, Giacchino composed the score for the Marvel film Doctor Strange, as well as the score for the Disney film Zootopia. In September 2016, it was announced that Giacchino had been chosen to replace composer Alexandre Desplat
Alexandre Desplat
as the composer for the Star Wars anthology film, Rogue One, after Desplat was unavailable following reshoots.[21] Giacchino then scored another Marvel Studios
Marvel Studios
film, 2017's Spider-Man: Homecoming.[22] In November 2015, it was announced that Giacchino would be returning to Pixar
Pixar
to score The Incredibles
The Incredibles
2.[23] Additional compositions[edit] In addition to his long list of soundtracks, in 2005 Giacchino collaborated with Walt Disney Imagineering
Walt Disney Imagineering
in creating two new soundtracks for the updated versions of Space Mountain
Space Mountain
at Disneyland, Space Mountain: Mission
Mission
2 at Disneyland
Disneyland
Paris, and Space Mountain
Space Mountain
at Hong Kong Disneyland.[19] Giacchino was also contracted by Sarah Vowell, who played character Violet in The Incredibles, to compose the score to the audio version of her book Assassination Vacation. Michael Giacchino's music can also be heard in "Star Tours: The Adventure Continues" during the "travel log videos" shown in the queue for both the Disneyland
Disneyland
and Walt Disney World versions of the attraction. In 2009, he was asked to conduct the Academy Awards orchestra for the 81st Academy Awards. For this project he rearranged many famous movie themes in different styles, including a 1930s Big Band treatment of Lawrence of Arabia and a bossa nova of Moon River. Giacchino also composed the fanfare for the 100th Anniversary logo for Paramount Pictures. Acting[edit] Although he has collaborated frequently with J.J. Abrams, when Abrams was hired to write and direct Star Wars: The Force Awakens, he opted to have renowned series symphonist John Williams
John Williams
compose the music instead of Giacchino. By way of apology, Abrams cast his friend/collaborator Giacchino as First Order Stormtrooper FN-3181 who, during the raid on Jakku in the opening sequence of the film, throws Poe Dameron
Poe Dameron
(Oscar Isaac) down to his knees in front of Kylo Ren
Kylo Ren
(Adam Driver).[24] Style[edit] Giacchino is noted for using humorous titles filled with puns on his soundtrack albums.[25][26] Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
and Jurassic World in particular had many ape and dinosaur-related double entendres such as "Gorilla Warfare" and "Raptor Your Heart Out".[27] Many of those have references to previous works of his, both in style and naming. Giacchino used themes from the track "U-Boat" from the Medal of Honor soundtrack in the tracks "Sawyer Jones and the Temple of Boom" and "Sub-Primed" from the 5th and 6th season Lost
Lost
soundtracks as the submarine motif. In terms of naming, the score for The Incredibles contains a piece named "100 Mile Dash", and subsequently Ratatouille had "100 Rat Dash", Up had "Three Dog Dash", and Coco had "Shrine and Dash". Another series of examples: "World's Worst Beach Party" from the first Lost
Lost
album, "World's Worst Last 4 Minutes To Live" from the Mission: Impossible III soundtrack, "Galaxy's Worst Sushi Bar" from Star Trek
Star Trek
(2010 deluxe release), "World's Worst Landscaping" from the second Lost
Lost
album, "World's Worst Car Wash" from the soundtrack album Lost: The Final Season, and "World's Worst Field Trip" from the soundtrack of Super 8. The soundtrack for Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol also has a track titled "World's Worst Parking Valet", and the score for Zootopia
Zootopia
contains a track titled "World's Worst Animal Shelter". Inversely, the score for Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction has a track entitled "World's Best Carpool Lane"; the Speed Racer score has tracks entitled "World's Best Autopia" and "World's Worst Road Rage." Awards, nominations and recognition[edit]

"Oceanic 815" from Lost
Lost
(2005)

Sample of brass fall-off from the first season finale of Lost

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Awards[edit]

2001 Interactive Achievement Awards
Interactive Achievement Awards
for Original Music Composition – Medal of Honor: Underground 2003 Game Developers Choice Awards for Excellence in Audio – Medal of Honor: Allied Assault 2003 Interactive Achievement Awards
Interactive Achievement Awards
for Original Music Composition – Medal of Honor: Frontline 2004 IFMCA Award for Score of the Year – The Incredibles 2004 IFMCA Award for Composer
Composer
of the Year 2004 Game Developers Choice Awards for Excellence in Audio – Call of Duty 2005 Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore) – Lost: Pilot 2007 Film & TV Music Award for Best Score for a Short Film – Lifted 2007 StreamingSoundtracks.com Award for Composer
Composer
of the Year 2008 Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best Score Soundtrack
Soundtrack
Album – Ratatouille 2010 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards
Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards
for Best Score[28] – Up 2010 Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Original Score – Up 2010 Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best Score Soundtrack
Soundtrack
Album – Up 2010 Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best Instrumental Composition – "Married Life (from Up)" 2010 BAFTA Award
BAFTA Award
for Best Film Music – "Up" 2010 Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Original Score – Up 2015 World Soundtrack
Soundtrack
Academy Award
Academy Award
for Composer
Composer
of the Year

Nominations[edit]

2005 Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best Score Soundtrack
Soundtrack
Album – The Incredibles 2005 Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best Instrumental Composition – "The Incredits" (from The Incredibles) 2008 Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Original Score – Ratatouille 2008 Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series – Lost: The Constant 2010 Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best Score Soundtrack
Soundtrack
Album – Star Trek 2010 Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best Instrumental Arrangement – "Up With End Credits (from Up)" 2010 Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series – Lost: The End

Recognition[edit]

The score for Season 1 of Lost
Lost
was cited by New Yorker music critic Alex Ross as "some of the most compelling film music of the past year."[29]

Discography[edit] Video games[edit]

Title Year Developer(s) Notes

Mickey Mania: The Timeless Adventures of Mickey Mouse 1994 Traveller's Tales Additional compositions

Gargoyles 1995 Disney Interactive
Disney Interactive
Studios N/A

Maui Mallard in Cold Shadow 1995 Disney Interactive N/A

The Lost
Lost
World: Jurassic Park 1997 DreamWorks
DreamWorks
Interactive (PlayStation) Appaloosa Interactive (Sega Saturn) N/A

Chaos Island 1997 DreamWorks
DreamWorks
Interactive N/A

Small Soldiers 1998 DreamWorks
DreamWorks
Interactive N/A

T'ai Fu: Wrath of the Tiger 1999 DreamWorks
DreamWorks
Interactive N/A

Warpath: Jurassic Park 1999 DreamWorks
DreamWorks
Interactive Black Ops Entertainment N/A

Medal of Honor 1999 DreamWorks
DreamWorks
Interactive N/A

Muppet Monster Adventure 2000 Magenta Software Jim Henson Interactive N/A

Medal of Honor: Underground 2000 DreamWorks
DreamWorks
Interactive N/A

Medal of Honor: Allied Assault 2002 2015, Inc. N/A

Medal of Honor: Frontline 2002 EA Los Angeles N/A

Call of Duty 2003 Infinity Ward N/A

Secret Weapons Over Normandy 2003 Totally Games N/A

Call of Duty: United Offensive 2004 Gray Matter Interactive Expansion pack

Call of Duty: Finest Hour 2004 Spark Unlimited
Spark Unlimited
( PlayStation
PlayStation
2/Xbox) Exakt Entertainment
Exakt Entertainment
(GameCube) N/A

Alias 2004 Acclaim Cheltenham N/A

The Incredibles 2004 Heavy Iron Studios Console/PC versions only

Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction 2005 Pandemic Studios Composed with Chris Tilton

Black 2006 Criterion Games Main theme co-composed with Chris Tilton, original score by Chris Tilton

Medal of Honor: Vanguard 2007 EA Los Angeles N/A

Medal of Honor: Airborne 2007 EA Los Angeles N/A

Medal of Honor: Heroes 2 2007 EA Canada N/A

Lost: Via Domus 2008 Ubisoft Montreal N/A

Turning Point: Fall of Liberty 2008 Spark Unlimited N/A

Fracture 2008 Day 1 Studios Only producer - Music composed by Chris Tilton and Chad Seiter

Up 2009 Heavy Iron Studios (Wii, PS3 and Xbox 360) Asobo Studios
Asobo Studios
( PlayStation
PlayStation
2, PlayStation
PlayStation
Portable, PC and Mac) N/A

Films[edit]

Year Title Director Studio Notes

1997 Legal Deceit Monika Harris Spectrum Entertain N/A

1999 My Brother the Pig Erik Fleming Unapix Productions Brimstone Entertainment N/A

2001 The Trouble With Lou Gregor Joackim Two Loose Cannons N/A

2003 Sin Michael Stevens Singular Pictures N/A

2004 The Incredibles Brad Bird Walt Disney Pictures Pixar
Pixar
Animation Studios Nominated for a Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best Score Soundtrack
Soundtrack
Album Nominated for a Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best Instrumental Composition First collaboration with Brad Bird

2005 Sky High Mike Mitchell Walt Disney Pictures N/A

The Muppets' Wizard of Oz Kirk Thatcher Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment TV Movie

The Family Stone Thomas Bezucha 20th Century Fox N/A

2006 Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World Albert Brooks Shangri-La Entertainment THINKFilm Warner Independent Pictures N/A

Mission: Impossible III J.J. Abrams China Film Co-Production Corporation China Film Group Corporation Cruise/Wagner Productions Studio Babelsberg Paramount Pictures First collaboration with J.J. Abrams

2007 Ratatouille Brad Bird Walt Disney Pictures Pixar
Pixar
Animation Studios Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best Score Soundtrack
Soundtrack
Album Nominated for a Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Original Score Second collaboration with Brad Bird

2008 Cloverfield Matt Reeves Bad Robot Productions Paramount Pictures Credited as "Written by" Only composed "Roar!" for ending credits First collaboration with Matt Reeves

Speed Racer The Wachowskis Silver Pictures Village Roadshow Pictures Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
Pictures First collaboration with The Wachowskis

2009 Star Trek J.J. Abrams Bad Robot Productions Spyglass Entertainment Paramount Pictures Nominated for a Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best Score Soundtrack
Soundtrack
Album Second collaboration with J.J. Abrams

Up Pete Docter Walt Disney Pictures Pixar
Pixar
Animation Studios Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Original Score BAFTA Award
BAFTA Award
for Best Music Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best Score Soundtrack
Soundtrack
Album Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best Instrumental Composition Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Original Score – Up First collaboration with Pete Docter

Land of the Lost Brad Silberling Relativity Media Universal Pictures N/A

Earth Days Robert Stone American Experience WGBH Zeitgeist Films Documentary Film

2010 Let Me In Matt Reeves Exclusive Media Group Relativity Media Overture Films
Overture Films
(US) Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures
(International) Second collaboration with Matt Reeves

2011 Cars 2 John Lasseter Walt Disney Pictures Pixar
Pixar
Animation Studios First collaboration with John Lasseter

Super 8 J.J. Abrams Bad Robot Productions Amblin Entertainment Paramount Pictures Third collaboration with J.J. Abrams

Monte Carlo Thomas Bezucha Dune Entertainment Regency Enterprises 20th Century Fox N/A

50/50 Jonathan Levine Mandate Pictures Summit Entertainment N/A

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol Brad Bird Cruise/Wagner Productions Bad Robot Productions Skydance Productions Paramount Pictures Third collaboration with Brad Bird

2012 John Carter Andrew Stanton Walt Disney Pictures N/A

2013 Star Trek
Star Trek
Into Darkness J.J. Abrams Bad Robot Productions Skydance Productions Paramount Pictures Fourth collaboration with J.J. Abrams

2014 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes[30] Matt Reeves Chernin Entertainment TSG Entertainment 20th Century Fox Third collaboration with Matt Reeves

This Is Where I Leave You Shawn Levy 21 Laps Entertainment Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
Pictures N/A

2015 Jupiter Ascending[31] The Wachowskis RatPac-Dune Entertainment Village Roadshow Pictures Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
Pictures Second collaboration with The Wachowskis

Tomorrowland[31] Brad Bird Walt Disney Pictures Fourth collaboration with Brad Bird

Jurassic World[27] Colin Trevorrow Legendary Pictures Amblin Entertainment Universal Pictures First collaboration with Colin Trevorrow

Inside Out Pete Docter Walt Disney Pictures Pixar
Pixar
Animation Studios Second collaboration with Pete Docter

2016 Zootopia Byron Howard Rich Moore Walt Disney Pictures Walt Disney Animation Studios N/A

Star Trek
Star Trek
Beyond[32] Justin Lin Bad Robot Productions Skydance Productions Paramount Pictures N/A

Doctor Strange[33] Scott Derrickson Marvel Studios N/A

Rogue One: A Star Wars
Star Wars
Story[34] Gareth Edwards Lucasfilm Replaced Alexandre Desplat

2017 The Book of Henry[35] Colin Trevorrow Sidney Kimmel Entertainment Focus Features Second collaboration with Colin Trevorrow

Spider-Man: Homecoming[36] Jon Watts Marvel Studios Columbia Pictures N/A

War for the Planet of the Apes Matt Reeves Chernin Entertainment 20th Century Fox Fourth collaboration with Matt Reeves

Coco Lee Unkrich Walt Disney Pictures Pixar
Pixar
Animation Studios First collaboration with Lee Unkrich

2018 Incredibles 2[37] Brad Bird Walt Disney Pictures Pixar
Pixar
Animation Studios Fifth collaboration with Brad Bird

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom[38] J. A. Bayona Amblin Entertainment Universal Pictures Bayona's first collaboration with an American composer and first time without composer Fernando Velázquez

Short films and Holiday Specials[edit]

Title Year Notes

No Salida 1998 Short film

String Of The Kite 2003 Short film

The Karate Guard 2005 Short film

One Man Band 2005 Short film

Jack-Jack Attack 2005 Short film

Lifted 2006 Short film

How to Hook Up Your Home Theater 2007 Short film

Partly Cloudy 2009 Short film

Dug's Special
Special
Mission 2009 Short film (edited from Up)

Prep & Landing 2009 TV Christmas Special

Day & Night 2010 Short film

Prep & Landing: Operation: Secret Santa 2010 Short film

The Ballad of Nessie 2011 Short film

Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice 2011 TV Christmas special

La Luna 2011 Short film

Toy Story of Terror! 2013 TV Halloween special

Toy Story That Time Forgot 2014 TV Christmas special

Riley's First Date? 2015 Short film

Dante's Lunch[39] 2017 Short film

TV Series[edit]

Title Year Notes

Alias 2001–2006 Bad Robot Productions

Lost 2004–2010

Six Degrees 2006–2007

Fringe 2008 (co-composer of the first season with Chris Tilton and Chad Seiter)

Undercovers 2010 (Pilot only)

Alcatraz 2012 (Pilot only)

Theme Park attractions[edit]

Title Year Notes

Space Mountain
Space Mountain
at Disneyland 2005 Theme park attraction

Space Mountain
Space Mountain
at Hong Kong Disneyland 2005 Theme park attraction

Space Mountain: Mission
Mission
2 at Disneyland
Disneyland
Paris 2005 Theme Park attraction

Space Mountain
Space Mountain
at Magic Kingdom 2010 Theme park attraction

Star Tours: The Adventures Continue at Disneyland
Disneyland
and Disney's Hollywood Studios 2011 Theme park attraction

Ratatouille: L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy 2014 Theme park attraction

As Conductor[edit] 81st Academy Awards, 2009 References[edit]

^ " Composer
Composer
Michael Giacchino
Michael Giacchino
on Star Trek
Star Trek
(2009) at the Hollywood Bowl" on YouTube ^ "Oscar winners thank Italy
Italy
– News in English". ANSA.it. Retrieved on August 21, 2011. ^ Burlingame, Jon. "Michael Giacchino's Mission: Make the Old Music New", The New York Times, May 7, 2006. Accessed February 3, 2013. "The backyard for Mr. Giacchino, 38, was in Edgewater Park, N.J., where he grew up watching — and listening to — Hanna-Barbera cartoons, The A-Team and reruns of The Dick Van Dyke Show." ^ Longsdorf, Amy. "Success sounds great for Giacchino", Courier-Post, February 24, 2008. Accessed February 3, 2013. "Giacchino, a graduate of Holy Cross High School (Class of '86), was scoring video games when Abrams gave him his first big break writing the music for TV's Alias and Lost." ^ a b c d e Lincourt, Carrie. "Q + A". Visual Arts Journal. Volume 19, Number 1. Spring 2011. School of Visual Arts. Pages 46 - 49. ^ a b Burlingame, Jon (May 7, 2006). "Michael Giacchino's Mission: Make the Old Music New". The New York Times. Accessed November 27, 2007. "The backyard for Mr. Giacchino, 38, was in Edgewater Park, N.J., where he grew up watching – and listening to – Hanna-Barbera cartoons, "The A-Team" and reruns of "The Dick Van Dyke Show." He graduated from the School of Visual Arts
School of Visual Arts
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Back As Composer". ComicBook.com. October 29, 2015.  ^ "'Force Awakens' Cameos Revealed". slashfilm.com. December 18, 2015.  ^ Allison (July 24, 2014). "Michael Giacchino's Strange, Pun-Filled Movie Scores". Archived from the original on January 5, 2016.  ^ " Composer
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Michael Giacchino
Michael Giacchino
on Star Trek
Star Trek
puns and the wrath of Trekkers".  ^ a b Kroll, Laura (June 1, 2015). "The Many Prehistoric Puns on Michael Giacchino's Jurassic World
Jurassic World
Soundtrack
Soundtrack
Are Dino-myte". Bradley. Retrieved June 12, 2015.  ^ Critics' Choice Movie Awards Highlights, Winners, Show Video and Photos. VH1.com. Retrieved on August 21, 2011. ^ NewYorker.com – SOUND AND VISION Archived November 10, 2005, at the Wayback Machine. ^ Matt Reeves
Matt Reeves
[@mattreevesLA] (14 May 2013). "What I can't wait for is to hear a Giacchino Ape Score...!!!  :) RT @m_giacchino @mattreevesLA - can't wait!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.  ^ a b "Interview mit Michael Giacchino". Owley.ch. April 26, 2012. Retrieved April 21, 2013.  ^ " Michael Giacchino
Michael Giacchino
Talks " Star Trek
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3" [UPDATE]". TrekCore. July 11, 2015. Retrieved July 11, 2015.  ^ Michael Giacchino
Michael Giacchino
[@m_giacchino] (6 May 2016). "Things are about to get, well... really STRANGE. @scottderrickson @Marvel" (Tweet) – via Twitter.  ^ "'Star Wars: Rogue One' Replaces Its Composer
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(Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 15, 2016.  ^ " Michael Giacchino
Michael Giacchino
to Score Colin Trevorrow's 'The Book of Henry'". Film Music Reporter. February 16, 2016. Retrieved June 6, 2016.  ^ " Michael Giacchino
Michael Giacchino
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External links[edit]

Official website Music By Michael Giacchino
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Awards for Michael Giacchino

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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)

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BAFTA Award
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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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
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
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
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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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
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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