Monday, December 10, 2012

104 Original scores eligible for 2012 Oscar nomination

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – One hundred four scores from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2012 are in contention for nominations in the Original Score category for the 85th Academy Awards®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today.

The eligible scores along with their composers are listed below in alphabetical order by film title:

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Henry Jackman, composer
After the Wizard, Stephen Main, composer
Alex Cross, John Debney and Sebastian Morton, composers
The Amazing Spider-Man, James Horner, composer
Anna Karenina, Dario Marianelli, composer
Argo, Alexandre Desplat, composer
Battleship, Steve Jablonsky, composer
The Bay, Marcelo Zarvos, composer
Beasts of the Southern Wild, Dan Romer and Benh Zeitlin, composers
Being Flynn, Damon Gough, composer
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Thomas Newman, composer
Big Miracle, Cliff Eidelman, composer
Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story, David Cieri, composer
Brave, Patrick Doyle, composer
Brooklyn Castle, B. Satz, composer
Chasing Ice, J. Ralph, composer
Chasing Mavericks, Chad Fischer, composer
Chicken with Plums, Olivier Bernet, composer
Chimpanzee, Nicholas Hooper, composer
Cloud Atlas, Reinhold Heil and Johnny Klimek, composers
Compliance, Heather McIntosh, composer
Contraband, Clinton Shorter, composer
The Dark Knight Rises, Hans Zimmer, composer
Dark Shadows, Danny Elfman, composer
Darling Companion, James Newton Howard, composer
Deadfall, Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders, composers
The Dictator, Erran Baron Cohen, composer
Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, John Powell, composer
End of Watch, David Sardy, composer
Ethel, Miriam Cutler, composer
Flight, Alan Silvestri, composer
For a Good Time, Call... John Swihart, composer
For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada, James Horner, composer
Frankenweenie, Danny Elfman, composer
Fun Size, Deborah Lurie, composer
Girl in Progress, Christopher Lennertz, composer
The Grey, Marc Streitenfeld, composer
The Guilt Trip, Christophe Beck, composer
Hidden Moon, Luis Bacalov, composer
Hitchcock, Danny Elfman, composer
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Howard Shore, composer
Hotel Transylvania, Mark Mothersbaugh, composer
House at the End of the Street, Theo Green, composer
The Hunger Games, James Newton Howard, composer
Hyde Park on Hudson, Jeremy Sams, composer
Ice Age Continental Drift, John Powell, composer
The Impossible, Fernando Velázquez, composer
Jack Reacher, Joe Kraemer, composer
John Carter, Michael Giacchino, composer
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Andrew Lockington, composer
Lawless, Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, composers
Life of Pi, Mychael Danna, composer
Lincoln, John Williams, composer
Lola Versus, Will Bates and Philip Mossman, composers
Looper, Nathan Johnson, composer
The Lucky One, Mark Isham, composer
LUV, Nuno Malo, composer
The Man with the Iron Fists, RZA and Howard Drossin, composers
Marvel's The Avengers, Alan Silvestri, composer
The Master, Jonny Greenwood, composer
Men in Black 3, Danny Elfman, composer
Middle of Nowhere, Kathryn Bostic, composer
Mirror Mirror, Alan Menken, composer
The Odd Life of Timothy Green, Geoff Zanelli, composer
On the Road, Gustavo Santaolalla, composer
The Pardon, Ashley Irwin, composer
Parental Guidance, Marc Shaiman, composer
People Like Us, A.R. Rahman, composer
The Possession, Anton Sanko, composer
Prometheus, Marc Streitenfeld, composer
Promised Land, Danny Elfman, composer
The Raid: Redemption, Mike Shinoda and Joseph Trapanese, composers
Red Tails, Terence Blanchard, composer
Rise of the Guardians, Alexandre Desplat, composer
Ruby Sparks, Nick Urata, composer
Safe House, Ramin Djawadi, composer
Safety Not Guaranteed, Ryan Miller, composer
Saint Dracula, Sreevalsan J. Menon, composer
Savages, Adam Peters, composer
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, Rob Simonsen and Jonathan Sadoff, composers
The Sessions, Marco Beltrami, composer
Sinister, Christopher Young, composer
Skyfall, Thomas Newman, composer
Smashed, Eric D. Johnson and Andy Cabic, composers
Snow White and the Huntsman, James Newton Howard, composer
Taken 2, Nathaniel Mechaly, composer
Ted, Walter Murphy, composer
Think Like a Man, Christopher Lennertz, composer
This Means War, Christophe Beck, composer
A Thousand Words, John Debney, composer
The Three Stooges, John Debney, composer
Trashed, Vangelis, composer
Trouble with the Curve, Marco Beltrami, composer
21 Jump Street, Mark Mothersbaugh, composer
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, Carter Burwell, composer
Until They Are Home, Jamie Dunlap, composer
War of the Worlds The True Story, Jamie Hall, composer
The Watch, Christophe Beck, composer
West of Memphis, Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, composers
Where Do We Go Now? Khaled Mouzanar, composer
Won't Back Down, Marcelo Zarvos, composer
The Words, Marcelo Zarvos, composer
Wreck-It Ralph, Henry Jackman, composer
Zero Dark Thirty, Alexandre Desplat, composer

A Reminder List of works submitted in the Original Score category will be made available 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.

The 85th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.

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