Posts Tagged ‘Justin Hurwitz’

Varese Sarabande will release a new soundtrack album for Damien Chazelle’s Academy Award-nominated 2014 drama Whiplash starring Miles Teller, J. K. Simmons, Paul Reiser and Melissa Benoist. The album features the film’s original score composed by Justin Hurwitz (La La Land, First Man), original jazz songs written by Tim Simonec and more, including 12 previously […]

Justin Hurwitz was honored with the Critics’ Choice Movie Award in the Best Score category for his music for Damien Chazelle’s First Man at tonight’s 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards ceremony in Santa Monica, CA. He previously received a Critics’ Choice Award for his score for Chazelle’s La La Land in 2017. The other composers nominated in […]

Justin Hurwitz has received his third Golden Globe Award in the Original Score category for Damien Chazelle’s First Man. He previously won two Golden Globes for both score and song for Chazelle’s La La Land. The other composers nominated in the Best Original Score category were Marc Shaiman (Mary Poppins Returns), Ludwig Goransson (Black Panther), Alexandre Desplat (Isle […]

Three new movies are opening in theaters nationwide this weekend: Opening in most theaters is the biographical drama First Man directed by Damien Chazelle and starring Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, Corey Stoll, Ciarán Hinds, Christopher Abbott, Patrick Fugit and Lukas Haas. The film’s original music is composed by Justin Hurwitz (La La Land,Whiplash). […]

The full details of the soundtrack album for Damien Chazelle’s biographical drama First Man have been revealed. The album features the film’s original music composed by Academy Award winner Justin Hurwitz who previously scored Chazelle’s first three features, including La La Land and Whiplash. The soundtrack will be released digitally and physically on October 12 […]

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 […]

Johann Johannsson has been named Film Composer of the Year at the 17th World Soundtrack Awards, tonight’s closing event of the 44th Ghent Film Festival for his score for Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival. He was previously nominated in the category in 2015. Nicholas Britell received his first World Soundtrack Award in the Discovery of the Year category for his Academy Award-nominated score from Moonlight. Rupert […]

Lionsgate today announced that the world premiere of La La Land in Concert: A Live-to-Film Celebration will take place at the Hollywood Bowl on Memorial Day weekend Friday, May 26 and Saturday, May 27.  Composer Justin Hurwitz will conduct his Academy Award-winning score for Damien Chazelle’s hit film musical and song City of Stars (with lyrics by Benj Pasek &Justin Paul) performed live-to-film by a […]

The 89th Academy Awards ceremony was held last night. Among the music-related highlights was Justin Hurwitz receiving his first two Oscars for his music for La La Land and lyricists Benj Pasek & Justin Paul receiving the award for the song City of Stars from Damien Chazelle’s musical. Check out the backstage press room interview with the composer/songwriters after the jump. The acceptance speeches will be added […]

Justin Hurwitz has received the Academy Award for his score for Damien Chazelle’s La La Land. The other nominated composers in the Best Original Score category were Mica Levi (Jackie), Dustin O’Halloran & Hauschka (Lion), Nicholas Britell (Moonlight) and Thomas Newman (Passengers). Hurwitz also received a second Oscar for the original song City of Stars from the movie musical and shared the honor […]