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Academy Award Nominations 2014

January 15, 2015 Leave a comment Go to comments

oscarstatuetteThe Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) have announced the nominations for the 87th Academy Awards, honoring the best in film in 2014.

In the Best Original Score category, the nominees are:

  • ALEXANDRE DESPLAT for The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • ALEXANDRE DESPLAT for The Imitation Game
  • JÓHANN JÓHANNSSON for The Theory of Everything
  • GARY YERSHON for Mr. Turner
  • HANS ZIMMER for Interstellar

These are the first Oscar nominations for Jóhannsson and Yershon, although Jóhannsson won the Golden Globe earlier this year for The Theory of Everything. These are the 7th and 8th Oscar nominations for Desplat, and the 10th Oscar nomination for Zimmer, who previously won in 1994 for The Lion King.

In the Best Original Song category, the nominees are:

  • GREGG ALEXANDER and DANIELLE BRISEBOIS for “Lost Stars” from Begin Again
  • GLEN CAMPBELL and JULIAN RAYMOND for “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” from Glen Campbell… I’ll Be Me
  • JOHN LEGEND and LONNIE LYNN (COMMON) for “Glory” from Selma
  • SHAWN PATTERSON for “Everything Is Awesome” from The Lego Movie
  • DIANE WARREN for “Grateful” from Beyond the Lights

The winners of the 87th Academy Awards will be announced on February 22, 2015.

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  1. January 16, 2015 at 10:19 am

    Is this going to be Alexandre Desplat’s year? I don’t think so. Jóhann Jóhannsson came up almost out of nowhere with an extremely delightful soundtrack and Hans Zimmer reinvented himself with the highly innovative Interstellar.

    I mean, Alexandre Desplat is simply perfect (he’s my favorite composer of all time), however I think that even though The Grand Budapest Hotel and Unbroken are gorgeous soundtracks (specially the first one), they don’t show a face from him that we have never seen before.

    In the other hand, why is Mr. Turner’s soundtrack nominated. Is not bad and is very well done, but it completely lacks of sentiment and actual melody. Texture, texture, violin squeaking, texture, texture, subtle harp.

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