Posts Tagged ‘Academy Awards’

Harold Wheeler to Return as Oscar Music Director

Posted: February 14, 2017 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News
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Academy Awards producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd today announced that Harold Wheeler was selected as music director for this year’s 89th Oscars. He returns for his fourth Oscar telecast, his second as music director following last year’s ceremony. Wheeler is best known as an orchestrator, composer, conductor, arranger and record producer and has received numerous Emmy […]

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sting, Justin Timberlake and 2014 Oscar winner John Legend will perform at the 89th Oscars ceremony, show producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd announced today. Auli’i Cravalho will join Miranda to perform his Oscar-nominated song How Far I’ll Go written for Moana. Sting will perform The Empty Chair from Jim: The James Foley […]

89th Academy Awards Nominations Announced

Posted: January 24, 2017 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News

This morning, the nominations for the 89th Academy Awards were announced. Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2016 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, February 26, 2017, 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: Jackie – […]

Academy Announces 91 Original Songs in Oscar Race

Posted: December 13, 2016 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has announced the short list of 91 songs that are in contention for nominations in the Original Song category for the 89th Academy Awards.During the nominations process, all voting members of the Music Branch will receive a Reminder List of works submitted in the category and a compilation of […]

The Academy Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has announced three programs to take place in August that will highlight the art of film music. On Wednesday, August 17, Academy governor Michael Giacchino (Up, Star Trek, Inside Out) and animation director David Silverman will host the West Coast restoration premiere of the 1930 classic King of Jazz at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in […]

Composer Laura Karpman has been elected to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 2016–17 Board of Governors. She joins Charles Bernstein and Michael Giacchino who are the other two governors of the branch. It will mark her first term serving on the music branch board. Karpman’s scoring credits include the 2009 feature The […]

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 683 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures to join the organization. Among the invited artists this year a number of film composers, including Fernando Velazquez (Crimson Peak, The Impossible, The Orphanage), Marcelo Zarvos (The Good Shepherd, Enough Said, The Door in the Floor), Shigeru Umebayashi (House of […]

Video Highlights from the 88th Academy Awards

Posted: February 29, 2016 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music Events

The 88th Academy Awards ceremony was held last night. Among the music-related highlights was Ennio Morricone receiving his first competitive Oscar for his music for The Hateful Eight and Sam Smith & Jimmy Napes who won the award for the song Writing’s on the Wall from Spectre. Check out the acceptance speeches by the winners, as well as a backstage press room interview with Smith & Napes after […]

Ennio Morricone Wins Oscar for ‘The Hateful Eight’

Posted: February 28, 2016 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News

Ennio Morricone has received his second Academy Award for his music for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight. He previously received an Academy Honorary Award in 2007 for his lifetime achievement and was nominated five times before. The other nominated composers in the Best Original Score category were John Williams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Thomas […]

Yesterday afternoon, the Society of Composers & Lyricists (SCL) hosted its annual reception honoring the Oscar-nominated composers and songwriters in the Best Original Score and Best Original Song category, which was held for the second time in a row at Cafe La Boheme in West Hollywood. SCL president Ashley Irwin introduced the nominees who briefly […]