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BAFTA Nominations 2016

January 10, 2017 Leave a comment

baftaThe British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced the nominations for the 70th British Academy Film Awards, honoring the best in film in 2016.

In the Best Original Music category, which is named in memory of the film director Anthony Asquith, the nominees are:

  • JUSTIN HURWITZ for La La Land
  • JÓHANN JÓHANNSSON for Arrival
  • ABEL KORZENIOWSKI for Nocturnal Animals
  • MICA LEVI for Jackie
  • DUSTIN O’HALLORAN and VOLKER “HAUSCHKA” BERTELMANN for Lion

This is the third BAFTA nomination for Jóhannsson, and the second nomination for Levi. All the other four nominees are first-time recipients, although Korzeniowski did win a BAFTA TV Award in 2015 for his television score Penny Dreadful. None of the nominees have previously won a British Academy Film Award.

The winners of the 70th BAFTA Awards will be announced on February 12, 2017.

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BAFTA Winners 2015

February 14, 2016 Leave a comment

morriconeglobesThe British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) have announced the winners of the 69th British Academy Film Awards, honoring the best in film in 2015.

In the Best Original Score category composer Ennio Morricone won the award for his score for director Quentin Tarantino’s critically acclaimed brooding western The Hateful Eight. Morricone was not present at the ceremony, but sent a message to BAFTA, which was read by presenter Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje saying:

“I am sorry I cannot be there in person in London.  I am conducting a concert in Dublin tonight, including the score for The Hateful Eight.  My sincere thanks going to the British Academy of Film and Television Arts for this honour.  I want to thank Quentin Tarantino, the entire team and the Weinstein Company for having invited me to be a part of this film.  Collaborations with great directors like Quentin have given me creative pleasure over the 55 years since I wrote my first film score.  At 87 years old it is gratifying that my work is still deemed relevant.  Thank you.”

The other nominees were Jóhann Jóhannsson for Sicario, Thomas Newman for Bridge of Spies, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto for The Revenant, and John Williams for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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BAFTA Nominations 2015

January 8, 2016 Leave a comment

baftaThe British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced the nominations for the 69th British Academy Film Awards, honoring the best in film in 2015.

In the Best Original Music category, which is named in memory of the film director Anthony Asquith, the nominees are:

  • JÓHANN JÓHANNSSON for Sicario
  • ENNIO MORRICONE for The Hateful Eight
  • THOMAS NEWMAN for Bridge of Spies
  • RYUICHI SAKAMOTO and ALVA NOTO for The Revenant
  • JOHN WILLIAMS for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

This is the second BAFTA nomination for Jóhannsson; the 6th BAFTA nomination for Morricone (who won the award every time he was previously nominated: for Days of Heaven in 1979, Once Upon a Time in America in 1984, The Mission in 1986, The Untouchables in 1987, and Cinema Paradiso in 1999); the 5th BAFTA nomination for Newman, who won in 1999 for American Beauty and again in 2012 for Skyfall; the 3rd BAFTA nomination for Sakamoto, who won in 1983 for Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence; and the 16th nomination for Williams, who has won on seven previous occasions: for Jaws in 1975, Star Wars in 1978, The Empire Strikes Back in 1980, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial in 1982, Empire of the Sun in 1988, Schindler’s List in 1993, and Memoirs of a Geisha in 2005.

The winners of the 69th BAFTA Awards will be announced on February 14, 2016.

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BAFTA Winners 2014

February 8, 2015 1 comment

desplat-bafta-2014The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) have announced the winners of the 68th British Academy Film Awards, honoring the best in film in 2014.

In the Best Original Score category composer Alexandre Desplat won the award for his score for director Wes Anderson’s critically acclaimed quirky comedy The Grand Budapest Hotel. In his acceptance speech, Desplat said:

“Thank you. Merci beaucoup, I am very moved and honored to be here. It all goes back to Wes [Anderson]. Wes is unique. His world looks like nobody else’s. He is not here tonight but I am sure he is watching TV. I am not sure actually. But we will send him a video. There are many people involved, of course, the great musicians, Mark Graham, my agent Laura Engel, but I would like to share it with the best musician I have ever met, Solrey [Lemonnier], this is for you.

The other nominees were Jóhann Jóhannsson for The Theory of Everything, Mica Levi for Under the Skin, Antonio Sanchez for Birdman, and Hans Zimmer for Interstellar.

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BAFTA Nominations 2014

January 9, 2015 2 comments

baftaThe British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced the nominations for the 68th British Academy Film Awards, honoring the best in film in 2014.

In the Best Original Music category, which is named in memory of the film director Anthony Asquith, the nominees are:

  • ALEXANDRE DESPLAT for The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • JÓHANN JÓHANNSSON for The Theory of Everything
  • MICA LEVI for Under the Skin
  • ANTONIO SÁNCHEZ for Birdman
  • HANS ZIMMER for Interstellar

These are the first BAFTA nominations for Jóhannsson, Levi, and Sánchez. It is the 7th BAFTA nomination for Desplat, who won the award in 2011 for his score for The King’s Speech, and the 7th BAFTA film nomination for Zimmer.

The winners of the 68th BAFTA Awards will be announced on February 8, 2015.

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BAFTA Winners 2013

February 16, 2014 Leave a comment

price-baftaThe British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) have announced the winners of the 67th British Academy Film Awards, honoring the best in film in 2013.

In the Best Original Score category composer Steven Price won the award for his score for the acclaimed sci-fi action movie Gravity. In his acceptance speech, Price said:

“Thank you, thank you so much BAFTA. My daughters once told me if I was incredibly nervous and terrified at any point I should say their names, so I’m going to do that first. Thank you Amy, thank you Eva. I share this with Alfonso [Cuaron], you inspired every second of this, and its been a huge honor to tell this story with you. I want to thank all of the musicians who played on this score and gave the music it’s heartbeat. Everyone at Warner Brothers, everyone at GSA, all the people on this film who’ve been so supportive. Thank you to my mum and dad for having such a great record collection when I was a kid and starting this whole thing off. But most of all thank you Gemma, my wife.”

The other nominees were Henry Jackman for Captain Phillips, Thomas Newman for Saving Mr. Banks, John Williams for The Book Thief, and Hans Zimmer for 12 Years a Slave.

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BAFTA Nominations 2013

January 8, 2014 Leave a comment

baftaThe British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced the nominations for the 67th British Academy Film Awards, honoring the best in film in 2013.

In the Best Original Music category, which is named in memory of the film director Anthony Asquith, the nominees are:

  • HENRY JACKMAN for Captain Phillips
  • THOMAS NEWMAN for Saving Mr. Banks
  • STEVEN PRICE for Gravity
  • JOHN WILLIAMS for The Book Thief
  • HANS ZIMMER for 12 Years a Slave

These are the first BAFTA nominations for Jackman and Price. It is the 4th BAFTA nomination for Newman, who won the award in 2000 for American Beauty and again in 2013 for Skyfall. It is the 15th nomination for Williams, who has won on seven previous occasions: for Jaws in 1975, Star Wars in 1977, The Empire Strikes Back in 1980, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial in 1983, Empire of the Sun in 1987, Schindler’s List in 1993, and Memoirs of a Geisha in 2006. It is the 6th BAFTA film nomination for Zimmer.

The winners of the 67th BAFTA Awards will be announced on February 16, 2014.

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