2019 Oscar exclusive interviews: 6 chats with music nominees including Terence Blanchard, Mark Ronson, Diane Warren, and more [WATCH]

Gold Derby has conducted exclusive video interviews with six of this year’s Oscar-nominated composers and songwriters. Will they receive the coveted Gold Derby bump when the winners are revealed on Sunday, February 24? Follow the links below to be taken to their full interviews.

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Terence Blanchard (“BlacKkKlansman”): Spike Lee‘s frequent collaborator earned his first Oscar nomination in Best Original Score for this true life drama about a black police officer (John David Washington) infiltrating the Ku Klux Klan in the 1970s. The film has already brought Blanchard a Grammy win and a BAFTA nomination. He previously competed at the Golden Globes for Lee’s “25th Hour” (2002). (Click here to be taken to his full interview)

Nicholas Britell (“If Beale Street Could Talk”): Britell earned his second Oscar nomination in Best Original Score for reuniting with director Barry Jenkins (his first bid came for Jenkins’s “Moonlight” two years ago). “If Beale Street Could Talk” centers on a young woman (KiKi Lane) trying to get her wrongfully-accused boyfriend (Stephan James) out of prison. Britell also competed at the BAFTA and Critics’ Choice Awards for the film. (Click here to be taken to his full interview)

Alexandre Desplat (“Isle of Dogs”): Desplat earned his 10th Best Original Score Oscar nomination in 12 years for Wes Anderson‘s stop-motion animated feature about a group of canines helping a young boy find his missing dog. Desplat previously won for Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel” (2014) and Guillermo del Toro‘s “The Shape of Water” (2017). “Isle of Dogs” also brought him bids at the Golden Globe, BAFTA and Critics’ Choice Awards. (Click here to be taken to his full interview)

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Ludwig Goransson (“Black Panther”): Goransson received his first Oscar nomination in Best Original Score for this Marvel superhero epic about a prince (Chadwick Boseman) who becomes the king of Wakanda, but must defend his kingdom against a new challenger for the throne (Michael B. Jordan). The film also brought Goransson a Grammy win and a Golden Globe bid. (Click here to be taken to his full interview)

Mark Ronson (“Shallow” from “A Star is Born”): Ronson picked up his first Oscar nomination for penning the ballad “Shallow” for this drama about a fading musician (Bradley Cooper) romancing a young protege (Lady Gaga). He shares this bid with co-writers Gaga, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt. They also won Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice and Grammy Awards for their work. (Click here to be taken to his full interview)

Diane Warren (“I’ll Fight” from “RBG”): Warren is nominated for the 10th time for Best Original Song for writing “I’ll Fight” for this biographical documentary about legendary Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. She also competed at the Critics’ Choice Awards for this song. (Click here to be taken to her full interview)

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