Archive for the ‘Film Music News’ Category

Three new movies are opening nationwide this weekend: Opening in most theaters is the family comedy Dolittle directed by Stephen Gaghan and starring Robert Downey Jr., Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen, Jim Broadbent, Jessie Buckley, John Cena, Harry Collett, Rami Malek, Kumail Nanjiani and Octavia Spencer. The film’s original music is composed by Danny Elfman (Batman, Spider-Man, Alice in […]

Billie Eilish has confirmed that she is performing the title song for the 25th James Bond film No Time to Die. The singer/songwriter also co-wrote the track with her brother Finneas. Hans Zimmer is composing the original score for the movie directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and staring Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Léa Seydoux, Lashana […]

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:

Hildur Gudnadottir was honored with her first Critics’ Choice Award in the Best Score category for her music for Todd Phillips’ Joker at tonight’s 25th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards ceremony in Santa Monica, CA. The other composers nominated in the Best Score category were Michael Abels for Us, Alexandre Desplat for Little Women, Randy Newman […]

Two new movies are opening in theaters nationwide this weekend: Opening in most theaters is the comedy Like a Boss directed by Miguel Arteta and starring Tiffany Haddish, Rose Byrne, Salma Hayek, Billy Porter, Jennifer Coolidge, Ari Graynor, Natasha Rothwell, Jessica St. Clair and Karan Soni. The film’s original score is composed by Christophe Beck (Frozen, Ant-Man, Edge […]

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. […]

2020 BAFTA Nominations Announced

Posted: January 6, 2020 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News
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The British Academy of Film and Television has announced the nominations for the 2020 Orange British Academy Film Awards. The winners will be announced at the Orange British Academy Film Awards ceremony at the Royal Opera House in London on Sunday, February 2. For a full list of nominations, click here. Here are the nominations in […]

Hildur Gudnadottir has received her first Golden Globe Award in the Original Score category for Todd Phillips’ Joker. The other composers nominated in the Best Original Score category were Randy Newman (Marriage Story), Thomas Newman (1917r), Alexandre Desplat (Little Women) and Daniel Pemberton (Motherless Brooklyn). In the Original Song category, Elton John & Bernie Taupin won the […]

The only movie opening nationwide is the horror thriller The Grudge written and directed by Nicolas Pesce and starring Andrea Riseborough, Demián Bichir, John Cho, Betty Gilpin, Lin Shaye and Jacki Weaver. The film’s original music is composed by The Newton Brothers (The Haunting of Hill House, Doctor Sleep, Ouija: Origin of Evil, Life of Crime, Oculus). No […]

Two new movies are opening in theaters nationwide this weekend: Already playing in theaters since Wednesday is the new film adaptation of Little Women written and directed by Greta Gerwig and starring Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh, Emma Watson, Eliza Scanlen, Timothée Chalamet, Chris Cooper, Laura Dern and Meryl Streep. The film’s original music is composed […]