Academy Announces Shortlists for Best Original Score & Songs

Posted: December 17, 2018 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced the shortlists for several categories for the 91st Academy Awards, including Best Original Score and Best Original Song. The nominations will be announced on January 22, 2019 and the awards show will be held on February 24. 

Fifteen scores will advance in the Original Score category for the 91st Academy Awards. One hundred fifty-six scores were eligible in the category. Members of the Music Branch vote to determine the shortlist and the nominees. The scores listed in alphabetical order by film title are:

“Annihilation” – Geoff Barrow & Ben Salisbury
“Avengers: Infinity War” – Alan Silvestri
“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” – Carter Burwell
“Black Panther” – Ludwig Goransson
“BlacKkKlansman” – Terence Blanchard
“Crazy Rich Asians” – Brian Tyler
“The Death of Stalin” – Christopher Willis
“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” – James Newton Howard
“First Man” – Justin Hurwitz
“If Beale Street Could Talk” – Nicholas Britell
“Isle of Dogs” – Alexandre Desplat
“Mary Poppins Returns” – Marc Shaiman
“A Quiet Place” – Marco Beltrami
“Ready Player One” – Alan Silvestri
“Vice” – Nicholas Britell

The original songs, along with the motion picture in which each song is featured, are listed below in alphabetical order by film title and song title:

“When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings” from “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”
“Treasure” from “Beautiful Boy”
“All The Stars” from “Black Panther”
“Revelation” from “Boy Erased”
“Girl In The Movies” from “Dumplin’”
“We Won’t Move” from “The Hate U Give”
“The Place Where Lost Things Go” from “Mary Poppins Returns”
“Trip A Little Light Fantastic” from “Mary Poppins Returns”
“Keep Reachin’” from “Quincy”
“I’ll Fight” from “RBG”
“A Place Called Slaughter Race” from “Ralph Breaks the Internet”
“OYAHYTT” from “Sorry to Bother You”
“Shallow” from “A Star Is Born”
“Suspirium” from “Suspiria”
“The Big Unknown” from “Widows”

  1. Dylan Emery says:

    1. First Man
    2. Isle of Dogs
    3. Mary Poppins Returns
    4. Black Panther
    5. Annihilation

  2. Thiv says:

    1. First Man
    2. If Beale Street Could Talk
    3. Mary Poppins Returns
    4. A Quiet Place
    5. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald or BlacKkKlansman or The Ballad of Buster Scruggs or Ready Player One.

  3. first man is the best.

  4. Enrique says:

    Best score shortlist: