Film Music News Roundup 18: Film Music Festivals, The Imitation Game and more
Variety magazine covers the phenomenon of film music festivals in Europe. We can only hope this trend finds its way across the Atlantic.
Source: Variety Online
Indiewire published its “Top 15” Film Scores for 2014. Hans Zimmer score for “Interstellar” was listed but so were a handful of scores from independent films. Prominent composers honored were Cliff Martinez, Alexandre Desplat and the collaboration of Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.
The Next Web, in celebration of the jazz scores for “Birdman” and “Whiplash, released their list of the five best jazz film scores. Listed were scores composed by Elmer Bernstein, Alex North and Howard Shore.
Source: The Next Web
“The Imitation Game” is undoubtedly a front runner in this year’s road to the Oscar’s. During the recent Hollywood Film Awards, “The Imitation Game” won Best Director, Best Actor (Benedict Cumberbatch), Best Actress (Keira Knightley) and Best Film Composer (Alexandre Desplat).
Source: Hollywood News
The nominees for the 57th annual Grammy Awards were released this week. While names like Iggy Azalea and Sam Smith lead the list of nominees in the pop categories, the Film Score category had its share of big names as nominees.
Here are the nominees for Best Film Score Soundtrack for Visual Media.
Frozen – Christophe Beck
Gone Girl – Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
The Grand Budapest Hotel – Alexandre Desplat
Gravity – Steven Price
Saving Mr. Banks – Thomas Newman
More nominees in the visual media as well as the popular categories can be found on the Grammy.com website.
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