Archive for the ‘Film Music News’ Category

Composers Michael Giacchino, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez, Germaine Franco and co-director and lyricist Adrian Molina were honored in the Outstanding Achievement, Music in an Animated Feature Production category for the music from Pixar’s hit movie Coco. Giacchino, Franco and Molina accepted their award in person at tonight’s 45th Annie Awards at UCLA’s Royce Hall. The other contenders in the category […]

The only movie opening nationwide this week is the horror thriller Winchester directed by Peter & Michael Spierig and starring Helen Mirren, Jason Clarke, Sarah Snook, Angus Sampson and Finn Scicluna-O’Prey. Peter Spierig (Predestination) has also composed the film’s original music. A soundtrack album featuring the score is in the works and will be announced soon. […]

Details for 2018’s Oscar Concert Announced

Posted: February 1, 2018 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and The Los Angeles Philharmonic today announced details of The Oscar Concert, a special, one-night-only celebration of film music at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at 8:00 p.m. As part of the Oscar week celebrations for its 90th anniversary, the Academy, in partnership with the […]

Justin Hurwitz has won the Grammy Award for his music for Damien Chazelle’s La La Land in the Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media category. The other nominated composers in the category included Hans Zimmer (Dunkirk), Johann Johannsson (Arrival), Ramin Djawadi (Game of Thrones: Season 7) and Benjamin Wallfisch, Pharrell Williams & Zimmer (Hidden Figures). In the Best Song Written For […]

John Morris (1926-2018)

Posted: January 28, 2018 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News
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John Morris has passed away this past Thursday, January 25, at age 91 at his home in Red Hook, New York. The composer is best known for collaborations on numerous films directed by Mel Brooks, including Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Spaceballs, The Producers, Life Stinks and Silent Movie. He received two Academy Award nominations for […]

The only new movie opening nationwide this weekend is the action adventure Maze Runner: The Death Cure directed by Wes Ball and starring Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Ki Hong Lee, Giancarlo Esposito, Aidan Gillen, Barry Pepper, Will Poulter and Patricia Clarkson. The film’s original music is composed by John Paesano (Daredevil, The Defenders, […]

90th Academy Awards Nominations Announced

Posted: January 23, 2018 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News
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This morning, the nominations for the 90th Academy Awards were announced. Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2017 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center® and televised live on the ABC Television Network. Here are the music-related nominations: Best Original Score: Dunkirk – […]

Three new movies are opening nationwide this weekend: Opening in most theaters is the war drama 12 Strong directed by Nicolai Fuglsig and starring Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon and Michael Peña. The film’s original music is composed by Lorne Balfe (The LEGO Batman Movie, Genius, The Crown, Terminator Genisys, Home). WaterTower Music has released a soundtrack album featuring the composer’s score. […]

Three new movies are opening nationwide this weekend: Opening in most theaters is the family movie Paddington 2 directed by Paul King and starring Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Hugh Grant, Brendan Gleeson, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Imelda Staunton and Ben Whishaw. The film’s original score is composed by Dario Marianelli (Atonement, Pride and Prejudice, Kubo and the Two Strings, Darkest Hour). […]

Alexandre Desplat was honored with the Critics’ Choice Movie Award in the Best Score category for his music for Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water at tonight’s 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards ceremony in Santa Monica, CA. The other composers nominated in the Best Score category were Dario Marianelli for Darkest Hour, Benjamin Wallfisch & Hans Zimmer for Blade […]