Ludwig Goransson was honored with his first Academy Award for his score for Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther at tonight’s 91st Oscar ceremony. Check out his acceptance speech after the jump. The other nominated composers in the Best Original Score category were Terence Blanchard (BlacKkKlansman), Nicholas Britell (If Beale Street Could Talk), Alexandre Desplat (Isle of Dogs) and Marc Shaiman (Mary Poppins Returns). 

In the Best Original Song category, Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt received their first Academy Award for the original song Shallow from Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born.

For the show’s In Memoriam sequence (which included composers John Morris and Michel Legrand), Gustavo Dudamel conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic for a special arrangement of Leaving Home written by John Williams from Richard Donner’s Superman: The Movie.

  1. Tom de Ruiter says:

    Very much deserved for both the awards!!

    I didn’t agree with the Golden Globes but this is the first time since 2009 that I agree with the Origo al Score winner at the oscars!!

    Well done Ludwig!!!

  2. Phil says:

    Yeah well…give it the score Oscar because we ca not give them the best picture (of course not!) and look at the 5 nominees, then think about some of the scores that have not been nominated. A Quiet Place, Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Mandy… just to name three. The Oscars, I have given up on them years and years ago.

  3. Cap says:

    Hopefully this will FINALLY start to convince Disney Music and Marvel Music to release this as a CD release! Same goes for GOTG Vol 2 and Ant-Man and the Wasp. Hope they don’t give the same treatment to Giacchino’s upcoming Spider-Man: Far From Home score too.