Posts Tagged ‘Academy Awards’

The Academy’s Board of Governors has approved rules and campaign regulations for the 93rd Academy Awards, including a minor rule change for the Original Score category. According to the updated rules, “a score must be created specifically for the eligible feature-length motion picture and comprise a minimum of 60% of the total music in the […]

Video Highlights from the 92nd Academy Awards

Posted: February 10, 2020 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music Events
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The 92nd Academy Awards ceremony was held last night and featured performances of all the nominated original songs. Idina Menzel and a group of vocal performers for Elsa from countries around the world sang the Kristen Anderson-Lopez- & Robert Lopez-written Into the Unknown from Disney’s Frozen II, Chrissy Metz performed the Diane Warren-penned I’m Standing with You […]

Hildur Guðnadóttir was honored with her first Academy Award for her score for Todd Phillips’ Joker at tonight’s 92nd Oscar ceremony. The composer who previously received a Golden Globe and a Critics’ Choice Award for her work on the film was also nominated the first time. Check out her acceptance speech after the jump. The other […]

Academy Awards show producers Lynette Howell Taylor and Stephanie Allain announced today that Cynthia Erivo will be performing the original song Stand Up from Harriet, which she co-wrote with Joshuah Brian Campbell, at this year’s Academy Awards ceremony. Elton John will perform (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again (co-written by the singer/songwriter and Bernie Taupin) from Rocketman, […]

92nd Academy Awards Nominations Announced

Posted: January 13, 2020 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News
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This morning, the nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards were announced. Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2019 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, February 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center and televised live on the ABC Television Network. Here are the music-related nominations:

Rickey Minor to Return as Oscar Music Director

Posted: January 10, 2020 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News
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Academy Awards producers Lynette Howell Taylor and Stephanie Allain today announced today that Rickey Minor will return as the music director for this year’s 92nd Oscars. He previously served in the role on last year’s show and follows composers including Bill Conti, Marc Shaiman, William Ross and Harold Wheeler who have previously been selected as music directors. […]

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. 

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 […]

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 […]

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 928 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures to join the organization. Among the invited artists this year are a number of film composers, including Ludwig Goransson (Creed, Venom) who received the Academy Award for Black Panther this year, Michael […]