Archive for the ‘Film Music News’ Category

Two new movies are opening nationwide this weekend: Opening in most theaters is Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker directed by J.J. Abrams and starring Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong’o, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Carrie Fisher and Billy Dee Williams. The film’s original music is […]

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced the shortlists for several categories for the 92nd Academy Awards, including Best Original Score and Best Original Song. The nominations will be announced on January 13, 2020 and the awards show will be held on February 9. 

Three new movies are opening nationwide this weekend: Opening in most theaters is the action adventure Jumanji: The Next Level directed by Jake Kasdan and starromh Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, Awkwafina, Danny Glover and Danny DeVito. The film’s original music is composed by Henry Jackman (Captain America: The Winter Soldier & Civil […]

Netflix announced today that singer/songwriter Paul McCartney will be writing original songs for the animated movie High in the Clouds based on the popular children’s adventure novel of the same title by McCartney and Geoff Dunbar & Philip Ardagh. Timothy Reckart (The Star, Head Over Heels) is directing the film, which follows an imaginative teenage […]

The Cinema Audio Society has announced the nominees for the 56th Annual CAS Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing. For the past few years, scoring mixers have been recognized alongside production, re-recording, ADR and foley mixers. In the Motion Pictures – Live Action category, the scoring mixers honored include Tyson Lozensky for James Mangold’s Ford v Ferrari […]

Variety is reporting that several original scores submitted for Academy Awards consideration have been disqualified. Among the titles ruled ineligible are Knives Out (by Nathan Johnson), which was disqualified due to an “administrative mixup”, as well as The Irishman (by Robbie Robertson) and The Two Popes (by Bryce Dessner), both of which were expected to […]

The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) has announced the nominations for the 25th Critics’ Choice Movie Awards this morning. The film music-related categories are listed below. For a full list of nominations, click here. The awards will be given out on January 12, 2020 at the 25th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards ceremony at the […]

The only movie opening nationwide this week is the live-action/animated feature Playmobil: The Movie directed by Lino DiSalvo and starring Anya- Taylor Joy, Jim Gaffigan, Gabriel Bateman, Kenan Thompson and Daniel Radcliffe. The film’s original music is composed by Heitor Pereira (Despicable Me, Minions, The Angry Birds Movie). Sony Masterworks has released a soundtrack album featuring the composer’s […]

SCL Awards Nominations Announced

Posted: December 3, 2019 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News
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The Society of Composers & Lyricists (SCL) has announced the nominations for the inaugural SCL Awards. Here are the nominees: Outstanding Original Score for a Studio Film: Michael Abels – Us Michael Giacchino – Jojo Rabbit Hildur Guðnadóttir – Joker John Powell – How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Alan Silvestri – Avengers: […]

2020 ‘Best Original Score’ Oscar Predictions

Posted: December 2, 2019 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News
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Starting today, we are publishing our predictions in the Best Original Score category for the 92nd Academy Awards on the left side column of this page. The selection and ranking is based on our own experience of the scores in context of the movies, reactions of Academy music branch members and others in the film/music […]