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  • LKMOSCAR
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    #47210

    Nominees:

    The Adventures of Tintin (John Williams)
    The Artist (Ludovic Bource)
    Hugo (Howard Shore)
    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Alberto Iglesias)
    War Horse (John Williams)    

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    allabout oscars
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    ORIGINAL SCORE

    THE ARTIST

    WAR HORSE

    THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATOO

    HUGO

    THE ADVENTURES OF TIN TIN

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    Scottferguson
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    #47213

    The score for War Horse was just plain overblown, tired and repetitive (like just about everything else in the movie). I hope the music branch doesn’t do a knee-jerk inclusion of it. There was far better work this year.

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    I haven’t watched Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy yet, but I love its score already. It’s definitely the most exceptional one I’ve listened to so far this year.

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    Scottferguson
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    #47215

    It is exquisite and very effective (and subtle, which sometimes works against getting attention)

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    #47216

    Oh, I also loved the Like Crazy score, as well as the compilation. But I guess this one is completely off the radar.

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    Couch Potato
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    #47217

    I hope the score for Hanna gets a nomination. With the L.A. Film Critics win, it could have a chance.

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    #47218

     

    Drive is a big contender.

     

    I have not seen much else, but I quite liked the one for Crazy, Stupid, Love.

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    Couch Potato
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    #47219

    Cliff Martinez has two chances with Drive and Contagion and I thought both were great. Crazy, Stupid, Love could have a chance if the voters watch the movie. Hugo’s score was very good and probably has a good chance at a nomination. 

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    Scottferguson
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    These are the 97 eligible scores:

    “The Adjustment Bureau,” Thomas Newman, composer
    “The Adventures of
    Tintin,” John Williams, composer
    “African Cats,” Nicholas Hooper,
    composer
    “Albert Nobbs,” Brian Byrne, composer
    “Alvin and the Chipmunks:
    Chipwrecked,” Mark Mothersbaugh, composer
    “Anonymous,” Thomas Wander and
    Harald Kloser, composers
    “Another Earth,” Phil Mossman and Will Bates,
    composers
    “Answers to Nothing,” Craig Richey, composer
    “Arthur Christmas,”
    Harry Gregson-Williams, composer
    “The Artist,” Ludovic Bource,
    composer
    “@urFRENZ,” Lisbeth Scott, composer
    “Atlas Shrugged Part 1,” Elia
    Cmiral, composer
    “Battle: Los Angeles,” Brian Tyler, composer
    “Beastly,”
    Marcelo Zarvos, composer
    “The Big Year,” Theodore Shapiro,
    composer
    “Captain America: The First Avenger,” Alan Silvestri,
    composer
    “Cars 2,” Michael Giacchino, composer
    “Cedar Rapids,” Christophe
    Beck, composer
    “Conan the Barbarian,” Tyler Bates, composer
    “The
    Conspirator,” Mark Isham, composer
    “Contagion,” Cliff Martinez,
    composer
    “Coriolanus,” Ilan Eshkeri, composer
    “DAM999,” Ousepachan,
    composer
    “The Darkest Hour,” Tyler Bates, composer
    “The Debt,” Thomas
    Newman, composer
    “Dolphin Tale,” Mark Isham, composer
    “Don’t Be Afraid of
    the Dark,” Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders, composers
    “Dream House,” John
    Debney, composer
    “The Eagle,” Atli Orvarsson, composer
    “Extremely Loud
    & Incredibly Close,” Alexandre Desplat, composer
    “Fast Five,” Brian
    Tyler, composer
    “The First Grader,” Alex Heffes, composer
    “The Flowers of
    War,” Qigang Chen, composer
    “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” Trent Reznor
    and Atticus Ross, composers
    “The Greatest Miracle,” Mark McKenzie,
    composer
    “Green Lantern,” James Newton Howard, composer
    “Hanna,” Tom
    Rowlands, composer
    “Happy Feet Two,” John Powell, composer
    “Harry Potter
    and the Deathly Hallows Part 2,” Alexandre Desplat, composer
    “The Help,”
    Thomas Newman, composer
    “Hop,” Christopher Lennertz, composer
    “Hugo,”
    Howard Shore, composer
    “I Don’t Know How She Does It,” Aaron Zigman,
    composer
    “The Ides of March,” Alexandre Desplat, composer
    “Immortals,”
    Trevor Morris, composer
    “In Search of God,” Rupam Sarmah, composer
    “In the
    Land of Blood and Honey,” Gabriel Yared, composer
    “In Time,” Craig Armstrong,
    composer
    “Insidious,” Joseph Bishara, composer
    “The Iron Lady,” Thomas
    Newman, composer
    “J. Edgar,” Clint Eastwood, composer
    “Jane Eyre,” Dario
    Marianelli, composer
    “The Lady,” Eric Serra, composer
    “Like Crazy,” Dustin
    O’Halloran, composer
    “Margaret,” Nico Muhly, composer
    “Mission: Impossible
    – Ghost Protocol,” Michael Giacchino, composer
    “Mr. Popper’s Penguins,” Rolfe
    Kent, composer
    “Moneyball,” Mychael Danna, composer
    “Monte Carlo,” Michael
    Giacchino, composer
    “New Year’s Eve,” John Debney, composer
    “Norman,”
    Andrew Bird, composer
    “One Day,” Rachel Portman, composer
    “Puss in Boots,”
    Henry Jackman, composer
    “Rampart,” Dickon Hinchliffe, composer
    “Real
    Steel,” Danny Elfman, composer
    “Rebirth,” Philip Glass, composer
    “Red
    Riding Hood,” Alex Heffes and Brian Reitzell, composers
    “Restless,” Danny
    Elfman, composer
    “Rio,” John Powell, composer
    “Rise of the Planet of the
    Apes,” Patrick Doyle, composer
    “The Rite,” Alex Heffes, composer
    “The Rum
    Diary,” Christopher Young, composer
    “Sanctum,” David Hirschfelder,
    composer
    “Sarah’s Key,” Max Richter, composer
    “Senna,” Antonio Pinto,
    composer
    “Shame,” Harry Escott, composer
    “The Skin I Live In,” Alberto
    Iglesias, composer
    “The Smurfs,” Heitor Pereira, composer
    “Snow Flower and
    the Secret Fan,” Rachel Portman, composer
    “Super 8,” Michael Giacchino,
    composer
    “Take Shelter,” David Wingo, composer
    “The Thing,” Marco
    Beltrami, composer
    “Thor,” Patrick Doyle, composer
    “Tinker Tailor Soldier
    Spy,” Alberto Iglesias, composer
    “Tower Heist,” Christophe Beck,
    composer
    “W.E.,” Abel Korzeniowski, composer
    “War Horse,” John Williams,
    composer
    “Warrior,” Mark Isham, composer
    “Water for Elephants,” James
    Newton Howard, composer
    “The Way,” Tyler Bates, composer
    “We Bought a
    Zoo,” Jon Thor Birgisson, composer
    “We Need to Talk about Kevin,” Jonny
    Greenwood, composer
    “Win Win,” Lyle Workman, composer
    “Winnie the Pooh,”
    Henry Jackman, composer
    “X-Men: First Class,” Henry Jackman,
    composer
    “Young Adult,” Rolfe Kent, composer
    “Your Highness,” Steve
    Jablonsky, composer
    A Reminder List of works submitted in the Original Score
    category shall be sent with a nominations ballot to all members of the Music
    Branch who shall vote in the order of their preference for not more than five
    achievements. The five achievements receiving the highest number of votes will
    become the nominations for final voting for the award.

    To be eligible, the original score must be a substantial body of music that
    serves as original dramatic underscoring, and must be written specifically for
    the motion picture by the submitting composer. Scores diluted by the use of
    tracked themes or other preexisting music, diminished in impact by the
    predominant use of songs, or assembled from the music of more than one composer
    shall not be eligible.

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    Scottferguson
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    Per Kris Tapley, notable exclusions:

    The notable exclusions this year are work from Cliff Martinez (“Drive”),
    Howard Shore (“A Dangerous Method”), Christophe Beck (“The Muppets”) and
    Alexandre Desplat (“A Better Life”). Each, however, is in the race elsewhere,
    but it’s unfortunate in the case of the latter as it is one of Desplat’s two
    best stabs in an accomplished and prolific year.

    Also not on the list, to my great dismay, is Steven Price and Basement Jaxx’s
    outstanding work on “Attack the Block.” Humbug to that, I say. And Hans Zimmer,
    you’ll recall, opted out of the race this year. So his work on a number of
    films, including “Rango” and “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” does not
    appear on the list.

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    Ryan_Fernand
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    #47222

    I think the final set of nominations will end up being the two John Williams Scores (The Adventures of Tintin & War Horse), The Artist, Hugo and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.  It’s a weak field for the Oscar bait scores and it’s highly unlikely the Academy will go for the more original scores like Hanna.

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    STLOscars12
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    #47223

    DAM999…there it is again…

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    PaulHJR
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    #47224

    The Tree of Life on the outside looking in, too.

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    Scottferguson
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    #47225

    Much if not most of the Tree of Life’s music was from other sources

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