Academy Awards 2000-2009

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE 2009

MICHAEL GIACCHINO for Up

Nominees
MARCO BELTRAMI and BUCK SANDERS for The Hurt Locker
ALEXANDRE DESPLAT for Fantastic Mr. Fox
JAMES HORNER for Avatar
HANS ZIMMER for Sherlock Holmes

BEST ORIGINAL SONG 2009

T-BONE BURNETT and RYAN BINGHAM for “The Weary Kind” from Crazy Heart

Nominees
RANDY NEWMAN for “Almost There” from The Princess and the Frog
RANDY NEWMAN for “Down in New Orleans” from The Princess and the Frog
REINHARDT WAGNER and FRANK THOMAS for “Loin de Paname” from Paris 36
MAURY YESTON for “Take It All” from Nine

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE 2008

A.R. RAHMAN for Slumdog Millionaire

Nominees
ALEXANDRE DESPLAT for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
DANNY ELFMAN for Milk
JAMES NEWTON HOWARD for Defiance
THOMAS NEWMAN for Wall*E

BEST ORIGINAL SONG 2008

A.R. RAHMAN and SAMPOORAN “GULZAR” SINGH KALRA for “Jai Ho” from Slumdog Millionaire

Nominees
THOMAS NEWMAN and PETER GABRIEL for “Down to Earth” from Wall*E
A.R. RAHMAN and MATHANGI ARULPRAGASAM for “O Saya” from Slumdog Millionaire

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE 2007

DARIO MARIANELLI for Atonement

Nominees
MARCO BELTRAMI for 3:10 to Yuma
MICHAEL GIACCHINO for Ratatouille
JAMES NEWTON HOWARD for Michael Clayton
ALBERTO IGLESIAS for The Kite Runner

BEST ORIGINAL SONG 2007

GLEN HANSARD and MARKETA IRGLOVA for “Falling Slowly” from Once

Nominees
JAMAL JOSEPH, CHARLES MACK and TEVIN THOMAS for “Raise It Up” from August Rush
ALAN MENKEN and STEPHEN SCHWARTZ for “Happy Working Song” from Enchanted
ALAN MENKEN and STEPHEN SCHWARTZ for “So Close” from Enchanted
ALAN MENKEN and STEPHEN SCHWARTZ for “That’s How You Know” from Enchanted

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE 2006

GUSTAVO SANTAOLALLA for Babel

Nominees
ALEXANDRE DESPLAT for The Queen
PHILIP GLASS for Notes on a Scandal
JAVIER NAVARRETE for Pan’s Labyrinth
THOMAS NEWMAN for The Good German

BEST ORIGINAL SONG 2006

MELISSA ETHERIDGE for “I Need To Wake Up” from An Inconvenient Truth

Nominees
HENRY KRIEGER, SCOTT CUTLER and ANNE PREVEN for “Listen” from Dreamgirls
HENRY KRIEGER and SIEDAH GARRETT for “Love You I Do” from Dreamgirls
HENRY KRIEGER and WILLIE REALE for “Patience” from Dreamgirls
RANDY NEWMAN for “Our Town” from Cars

Also in 2006, ENNIO MORRICONE was awarded an Honorary Oscar “for his magnificent and multifaceted contributions to the art of film music”.

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE 2005

GUSTAVO SANTAOLALLA for Brokeback Mountain

Nominees
ALBERTO IGLESIAS for The Constant Gardener
DARIO MARIANELLI for Pride & Prejudice
JOHN WILLIAMS for Memoirs of a Geisha
JOHN WILLIAMS for Munich

BEST ORIGINAL SONG 2005

JORDAN HOUSTON, CEDRIC COLEMAN and PAUL BEAUREGARD for “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp” from Hustle & Flow

Nominees
DOLLY PARTON for “Travelin’ Thru” from Transamerica
KATHLEEN “BIRD” YORK and MICHAEL BECKER for “In the Deep” from Crash

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE 2004

JAN A.P. KACZMAREK for Finding Neverland

Nominees
JOHN DEBNEY for The Passion of the Christ
JAMES NEWTON HOWARD for The Village
THOMAS NEWMAN for Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events
JOHN WILLIAMS for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

BEST ORIGINAL SONG 2004

JORGE DREXLER for “Al Otro Lado Del Río” from The Motorcycle Diaries

Nominees
BRUNO COULAIS and CHRISTOPHE BARRARIER for “Look To Your Path (Vois Sur Ton Chemin)” from The Chorus
ADAM DURITZ, CHARLES GILLINGHAM, JIM BOGIOS, DAVID IMMERGLUCK, MATTHEW MALLERY, DAVID BRYSON and DANIEL VICKREY for “Accidentally In Love” from Shrek 2
ANDREW LLOYD-WEBBER and CHARLES HART for “Learn To Be Lonely” from The Phantom Of The Opera
ALAN SILVESTRI and GLENN BALLARD for “Believe” from The Polar Express

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE 2003

HOWARD SHORE for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Nominees
DANNY ELFMAN for Big Fish
JAMES HORNER for House of Sand and Fog
THOMAS NEWMAN for Finding Nemo
GABRIEL YARED for Cold Mountain

BEST ORIGINAL SONG 2003

HOWARD SHORE, FRAN WALSH and ANNIE LENNOX for “Into the West” from The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Nominees
T-BONE BURNETT and ELVIS COSTELLO for “Scarlet Tide” from Cold Mountain
BENOÎT CHAREST and SYLVAIN CHOMET for “The Triplets of Belleville” from The Triplets of Belleville
MICHAEL McKEAN and ANNETTE O’TOOLE for “A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow” from A Mighty Wind
STING for “You Will Be My Ain True Love” from Cold Mountain

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE 2002

ELLIOT GOLDENTHAL for Frida

Nominees
ELMER BERNSTEIN for Far From Heaven
PHILIP GLASS for The Hours
THOMAS NEWMAN for Road to Perdition
JOHN WILLIAMS for Catch Me If You Can

BEST ORIGINAL SONG 2002

MARSHALL MATHERS III, JEFF BASS and LUIS RESTO for “Lose Yourself” from 8 Mile

Nominees
BONO, THE EDGE, ADAM CLAYTON and LARRY MULLEN for “The Hands That Built America” from Gangs of New York
ELLIOT GOLDENTHAL and JULIE TAYLOR for “Burn It Blue” from Frida
JOHN KANDER and FRED EBB for “I Move On” from Chicago
PAUL SIMON for “Father and Daughter” from The Wild Thornberrys Movie

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE 2001

HOWARD SHORE for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Nominees
JAMES HORNER for A Beautiful Mind
RANDY NEWMAN for Monsters, Inc.
JOHN WILLIAMS for A.I. Artificial Intelligence
JOHN WILLIAMS for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

BEST ORIGINAL SONG 2001

RANDY NEWMAN for “If I Didn’t Have You” from Monsters, Inc.

Nominees
ENYA, NICKY RYAN and ROMA RYAN for “May It Be” from The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
PAUL McCARTNEY for “Vanilla Sky” from Vanilla Sky
STING for “Until” from Kate & Leopold
DIANE WARREN for “There You’ll Be” from Pearl Harbor

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE 2000

TAN DUN for Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon

Nominees
ENNIO MORRICONE for Maléna
RACHEL PORTMAN for Chocolat
JOHN WILLIAMS for The Patriot
HANS ZIMMER for Gladiator

BEST ORIGINAL SONG 2000

BOB DYLAN for “Things Have Changed” from Wonder Boys

Nominees
BJÖRK, LARS VON TRIER and SJÓN SIGURDSSON for “I’ve Seen It All” from Dancer in the Dark
TAN DUN, JORGE CALANDRELLI and JAMES SCHAMUS for “A Love Before Time” from Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
RANDY NEWMAN for “A Fool in Love” from Meet the Parents
STING and DAVID HARTLEY for “My Funny Friend and Me” from The Emperor’s New Groove

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