Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) has announced today that Alexandre Desplat will be honored with the organization’s Icon Award for outstanding career achievement at this year’s BMI Film & Television Awards. The composer has received eight Academy Award nominations over the last decade for such films as The King’s Speech, The Queen, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Philomena, The Imitation Game, Argo and received his first Oscar earlier this year for Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel. He also received a Golden Globe and two Grammys and was nominated multiple times for both awards. His other film credits include Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Tree of Life, Godzilla and Unbroken. Desplat follows previous BMI honorees including John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, Alan Silvestri, Thomas Newman, Danny Elfman, John Barry, David Arnold, Rachel Portman, David Newman, Rolfe Kent, Mychael Danna, George S. Clinton, Harry Gregson-Williams, Michael Kamen, Mark Mothersbaugh, Alan Menken, Mike Post, Lalo Schifrin and Cliff Martinez. In addition, Chris Montan will receive the Classic Contribution Award for his career at Disney, including his current role as President of Walt Disney Music and executive music producing all of the studio’s animated features. The BMI Film & TV Awards will be hosted by BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill and BMI Vice President, Film/TV Relations Doreen Ringer-Ross and will also honor the composers of the past year’s top-grossing films, top-rated primetime network television series and highest-ranking cable network programs. The event will take place on May 13, 2015 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills.