Academy Awards Nominations Announced

Posted: January 10, 2013 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News
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oscars3This morning, the nominations for the 85th Academy Awards were announced. Here are the music-related nominations:

Best Original Score

  • Anna Karenina – Dario Marianelli
  • Argo – Alexandre Desplat
  • Life of Pi – Mychael Danna
  • Lincoln – John Williams
  • Skyfall – Thomas Newman


Best Original Song:

  • Before My Time From Chasing Ice, Music and Lyric by J. Ralph
  • Pi’s Lullaby From Life of Pi, Music by Mychael Danna, Lyric by Bombay Jayashri
  • Suddenly From Les Miserables, Music by¬†Claude-Michel Schonberg, Lyric by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil
  • Everybody Needs a Best Friend From Ted, Music by Walter Murphy, Lyric by Seth MacFarlane
  • Skyfall From Skyfall, Music by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth


Mychael Danna was nominated for the first time in any category, while John Williams received his 48th Oscar nomination, Thomas Newman was honored for the 11th time, Alexandre Desplat received his 5th nomination (in seven years) and previous winner Dario Marianelli received his 3rd nomination (all for his collaborations with director Joe Wright). In the Best Original Song category, all composers/lyricists are first-time nominees.

For a full list of nominations, click here. The Academy Award ceremony will take place on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.

  1. Thiva says:

    Well…its going to be Life Of Pi.

  2. David says:

    Skyfall nominated! Yeah! Suck it, old farts!

  3. Thiva says:

    David @ I thought cloud atlas will nominate insted of Skyfall.

  4. Macejko says:

    Once again, nothing for Patrick Doyle. I hate those people.

  5. Ds says:

    Once again, they only nominate scores from films that are also nominated in other categories. Desplat’s a great composer but Rise of the Guardians was way better than Argo, musically speaking.

    The “best music” Oscar is kind of a “bonus” for movies that already have plenty of nominations. It’s sad.

  6. Daniel says:

    Life of Pi is going to win, it’s a great score. Great to see Thomas Newman and Alexandre Desplat there!

  7. Jollavie says:

    At this point, I am just relieved all of the names are actually CAPABLE composers, that have a serious body of work. We haven’t had a lineup of names like this in years.

    HOWEVER, I fear the worst for next year, in light of a recent and rather disappointing scoring announcement that has yet to be mentioned on this blog…

  8. Nacho Granda says:

    Where are Giacchino (John Carter) and Shore (The Hobbit)?