Composer Alexandre Desplat at Oscars: Will ‘The Danish Girl’ and ‘Suffragette’ continue his streak?

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Alexandre Desplat is one of the most prolific film composers currently working, routinely writing multiple film scores per year. His hard work has been rewarded with eight Oscar nominations in just the last nine years, finally prevailing last year for “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” Will he continue his successful streak this year with nominations for “The Danish Girl” and “Suffragette,” or maybe even another win?

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Since his first nom in 2006, Desplat has been nominated every year except 2007 and 2011:

2006: “The Queen”; lost to Gustavo Santaolalla (“Babel”)
2008: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”; lost to A.R. Rahman (“Slumdog Millionaire”)
2009: “Fantastic Mr. Fox”; lost to Michael Giacchino (“Up”)
2010: “The King’s Speech”; lost to Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (“The Social Network”)
2012: “Argo“; lost to Mychael Danna (“Life of Pi“)
2013: “Philomena“; lost to Steven Price (“Gravity“)
2014: “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” WON
2014: “The Imitation Game“; lost to himself

His track record shows how much the academy admires him, and he was just nominated for a Golden Globe for his “Danish Girl” score, which also bodes well for his Oscar chances. But as of this writing he’s on the bubble for a nomination, ranking sixth for “The Danish Girl” in our predictions with 14/1 odds. Is it foolish to underestimate him given his track record?

Perhaps, but either way he already has cause to celebrate this year; the two-time Grammy-champ has been nominated again by the recording academy, this time for his “Imitation Game” score soundtrack.

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Alexandre Desplat photo credit: Jim Smeal/BEI/REX

“The Danish Girl” and “Suffragette” poster credit: Focus Features

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