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    dergoldrausch_25
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    I decided to just put these out there because I’ve been curious about this one for a while and am anxious to see what other people are speculating. Here are my predictions, as of now:

    1. Nomadland (Ludovico Einaudi)
    2. Soul (Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross)
    3. Tenet (Ludwig Göransson)
    4. Da 5 Bloods (Terence Blanchard)
    5. Hillbilly Elegy (Hans Zimmer & David Fleming)

    Other possibilities:

    • Mank (Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross)
    • One Night in Miami (Terence Blanchard)
    • Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Branford Marsalis)
    • The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Daniel Pemberton)
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    wolfali
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    Mank is a lock in Score imo.

    FYC Emmys: "The Crown" in all categories, "I May Destroy You" in all categories, "It's a Sin" in all categories, "Small Axe" in all categories, Billie Piper ("I Hate Suzie"), Yvonne Strahovski ("Stateless") and Ruth Wilson ("His Dark Materials")

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    Nomadland (Ludovico Einaudi)

    Isn’t his score ineligible for some reason?

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    I think Ludwig Goransson may have a good chance at a double nom as well. He composed ‘Tenet’, and he is a Co-composer for ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’. I also agree on ‘Mank’ getting in for score. I heard snippets from a site and it definitely seems like a lock.

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    Isn’t his score ineligible for some reason?

    Yes. Both of Einaudi’s scores this year are ineligible. (Sorry dergoldrausch).

    Reznor & Ross will win. It’s probably the only thing I’m sure of this year. (Well, and Soul for animated film).

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    That’s interesting you guys mention that, Luca & Hayden. I just read up on it and didn’t hear about it prior to now; then again, I haven’t been so up-to-speed at this stage in the game.

    Also wolfali, I marked down Mank as a possibility because I wasn’t sure if a dual nominee for composer has ever happened before, but then I remembered Alexandre Desplat in 2015 for “Grand Budapest” and “Imitation Game”, so I’ll make some edits. Just curious, has that ever happened any other year for a composer?

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    All that being said, here is my NEW lineup:

    1. Soul (Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross)
    2. Mank (Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross)
    3. Tenet (Ludwig Göransson)
    4. Da 5 Bloods (Terence Blanchard)
    5. Hillbilly Elegy (Hans Zimmer & David Fleming)

    The benchwarmer: The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Daniel Pemberton) OR Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Branford Marsalis)

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    Just curious, has that ever happened any other year for a composer?

    Yup. Since smushing score into one category (which, it always should have been)

    John Williams (2001, 2005, 2011)

    So. One guy three times.

    During the period when there were two categories— Randy Newman, Danny Elfman, James Horner, Williams again.

    Before that, Thomas Newman, Williams again… and again… probably a few more.

    This year is scant though. Reznor & Ross will get two noms and win for one of them. They’re currently one for one. If that means anything.

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    Just curious, has that ever happened any other year for a composer?

    Alfred Newman, Max Steiner, Henry Mancini, Marvin Hamlisch, Bernard Hermann, John Williams, Thomas Newman, and James Horner have all been double nominated before. Alfred Newman and John Williams have been doubled nominated three times actually.

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    Shortlist Prediction:

    Terrence Blanchard – Da 5 Bloods
    Terrence Blanchard – One Night in Miami
    Kris Bowers – The United States vs Billie Holiday
    Bruno Coulais – Wolfwalkers
    Alexandre Desplat – The Midnight Sky
    Ludwig Goransson – Tenet
    James Newton Howard – News of the World  Branford Marsalis – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
    Emile Mosseri – Minari
    Daniel Pemberton – The Trial of the Chicago 7
    Antonio Pinto – Nine Days
    Steven Price – Over the Moon
    Trent Reznor And Atticus Ross – Mank
    Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross – Soul
    Hans Zimmer and David Fleming- Hillbilly Elegy

     

    Are we sure Einaudi’s score for The Father is ineligible?

    Have a great day if you see this!

    FYC: Anthony Hopkins- The Father
    FYC: Chadwick Boseman - Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

    Straight/BLM

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    Ones on my radar:
    MANK (Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross)

    SOUL (Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross)

    THE MIDNIGHT SKY (Alexandre Desplat)

    TENET (Ludwig Goransson)

    AMMONITE (Dustin O’Halloran, Volker Bertelmann of Lion)

    NEWS OF THE WORLD (James Newton Howard)

    HILLBILLY ELEGY (Hans Zimmer and some other person)

    THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 (Daniel Pemberton)

    DA 5 BLOODS (Terrence Blanchard)

    MINARI (Emile Mosseri)

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    FYC: "Quo Vadis, Aida?" for Best International Feature because my friend liked it (I haven't seen it yet).

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    Being a musician I ought to be good at predicting this category, although it doesn’t always work that way. The tricky thing is knowing which times the music branch fall into their regular pattern of cliquey namechecking (Desplat! Newman!) and when they actually go out of their way to recognise exciting work by first-timers (Britell, Levi, Greenwood).

    My current predictions:

    Mank – Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
    Hillbilly Elegy – Hans Zimmer & David Fleming
    News of the World – James Newton Howard
    One Night in Miami – Terence Blanchard
    Tenet – Ludwig Göransson

    No work from a potential first-timer is jumping out at me this year (not including Fleming). I’m predicting Zimmer for one of those safe namecheck nominations the branch loves to fall back on. The Herrmannesque score of Mank showcased in the trailer would appear to be the frontrunner. Soul I remain sceptical of partly because Coco gained no traction in this category despite also featuring music as a major theme. The branch seems to be over Pixar in this category, although this may change. I don’t expect any of the blues/soul singer dramas to be eligible.

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    Current predictions:

    1. Mank (Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross)

    2. Tenet (Ludwig Gorannsson)

    3. One Night in Miami (Terrence Blanchard)

    4. Soul (Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross)

    5. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Branford Marsalis)

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    Are we sure Einaudi’s score for The Father is ineligible?

    Yeah, same issue on both.

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    Are we sure Einaudi’s score for The Father is ineligible?

    Yep. He actually didn’t compose an original score for Nomadland. The film just have some of his past works.

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