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Golden Globe Nominations 2020

February 3, 2021 Leave a comment

goldenglobeThe Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) has announced the nominations for the 78th Golden Globe Awards, honoring the best in film and American television of 2020.

In the Best Original Score category, the nominees are:

  • ALEXANDRE DESPLAT for The Midnight Sky
  • LUDWIG GÖRANSSON for Tenet
  • JAMES NEWTON HOWARD for News of the World
  • TRENT REZNOR and ATTICUS ROSS for Mank
  • TRENT REZNOR, ATTICUS ROSS, and JON BATISTE for Soul

This is the 12th nomination for Desplat, who previously won Globes for The Painted Veil in 2006 and The Shape of Water in 2017; the second nomination for Göransson; the third nomination for Howard; and the fourth and fifth nominations for Reznor and Ross, who won the award for The Social Network in 2010. The sole debutante is Jon Batiste.

In the Best Original Song category, the nominees are:

  • LESLIE ODOM JR. and SAM ASHWORTH for “Speak Now” from One Night in Miami
  • DANIEL PEMBERTON and CELESTE WAITE for “Hear My Voice” from The Trial of the Chicago 7
  • RAPHAEL SAADIQ and ANDRA DAY for “Tigress and Tweed” from The United States vs. Billie Holliday
  • DIANE WARREN, LAURA PAUSINI, and NICCOLÒ AGLIARDI for “Io Sì (Seen)” from The Life Ahead
  • GABRIELLA WILSON (H.E.R.), DERNST EMILE II (D’MILE), and TIARA THOMAS for “Fight for You” from Judas and the Black Messiah

The winners of the 78th Golden Globe Awards will be announced on February 28, 2020.

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SCL Award Nominations 2020

February 1, 2021 Leave a comment

The Society of Composers and Lyricists (SCL) has announced the nominations for the second annual SCL Awards, honoring the best in film and television music in 2020. The SCL is the premier professional trade group for composers, lyricists, and songwriters working in the motion picture, television, and game music industry, and is headquartered in Los Angeles. The nominees are:

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A STUDIO FILM

  • TERENCE BLANCHARD for Da 5 Bloods
  • LUDWIG GÖRANSSON for Tenet
  • JAMES NEWTON HOWARD for News of the World
  • TRENT REZNOR and ATTICUS ROSS for Mank
  • TRENT REZNOR, ATTICUS ROSS, and JON BATISTE for Soul

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL SCORE FOR AN INDEPENDENT FILM

  • SHERRI CHUNG for The Lost Husband
  • EMILE MOSSERI for Minari
  • STEVEN PRICE for David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet
  • LOLITA RITMANIS for Blizzard of Souls
  • TAMAR-KALI for Shirley

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A TELEVISION OR STREAMING PRODUCTION

  • LUDWIG GÖRANSSON for The Mandalorian
  • LAURA KARPMAN and RAPHAEL SAADIQ for Lovecraft Country
  • BLAKE NEELY for The Flight Attendant
  • MARTIN PHIPPS for The Crown
  • CARLOS RAFAEL RIVERA for The Queen’s Gambit

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL SONG FOR VISUAL MEDIA

  • ERRAN BARON COHEN, SACHA BARON COHEN, and ANTHONY HINES for “Wuhan Flu” from Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
  • LAURA KARPMAN, RAPHAEL SAADIQ, and SONIA SANCHEZ for “Tulsa 1921, Catch the Fire” from Lovecraft Country
  • SAVAN KOTECHA, FAT MAX GSUS, and RICKARD GORANSSON for “Husavik” from Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
  • TRENT REZNOR and ATTICUS ROSS for “(If You Could) Only Save Me” from Mank
  • DIANE WARREN for “Free” from The One and Only Ivan

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL SCORE FOR INTERACTIVE MEDIA

  • ILAN ESHKERI and SHIGERU UMEBAYASHI for Ghost of Tsushima
  • GORDY HAAB for Star Wars: Squadrons
  • GARRY SCHYMAN and MIKOLAI STROINSKI for Metamorphosis

SPIRIT OF COLLABORATION AWARD

  • SPIKE LEE and TERENCE BLANCHARD

The winners of the 2nd SCL Awards will be announced on 2 March, 2021.

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DARK VICTORY – Max Steiner

February 1, 2021 Leave a comment

MOVIE MUSIC UK CLASSICS

Original Review by Craig Lysy

Actress Bette Davis discovered the play “Dark Victory” and was determined to play Judith Traherne in a big screen production. She convinced Warner Brothers producers Hal Wallis and David Lewis, as well as Director Edmund Goulding to take on the project. Yet they did not have the film rights, which they had to purchase from David O. Selznick for $50,000. The film would be based on the 1934 play “Dark Victory” by George Emerson Brewer Jr. and Bertram Bloch, with Casey Robinson hired to write the screenplay. A budget of $1 million was provided and a truly stellar cast assembled. Joining Davis would be George Brent as Dr. Frederick Steele, Humphrey Bogart as Michael O’Leary, Geraldine Fitzgerald as Ann King, Henry Travers as Dr. Parsons, Ronald Reagan as Alex Hamm and Cora Witherspoon as Carrie Spottswood. Read more…