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 Posted:   Jan 16, 2014 - 6:45 AM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

I sure hope Desplat finally wins!

 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2014 - 6:47 AM   
 By:   JohnnyG   (Member)

I didn't believe Desplat would make it but he's there and he deserves it - PHILOMENA is a really good score!
His chances are not great though - GRAVITY seems (sadly) the most likely winner...

Of course, we all know who the most overdue composer for an Oscar is (and I'd say the most overdue person overall along with cinematographer Roger Deakins). Could this be the year for Thomas Newman?...


=> Hooray for BRUCE BROUGHTON!!

 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2014 - 6:53 AM   
 By:   Mr Greg   (Member)

Great to see Gravity get a nod...much as I would like to see Williams win again, Price gets my vote here.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2014 - 6:55 AM   
 By:   jb1234   (Member)

The only nominated scores I've heard are the Williams (which is good) and the Price (which is not to my taste). I'll check out the Newman and Desplat tomorrow.

 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2014 - 7:08 AM   
 By:   johnmullin   (Member)

Even as a fan of Arcade Fire, I didn't think their score for Her was that much of a standout. The Social Network - I get that. It stands out, even apart from the film (my opinion!). But this? Oh well.

I'll actually disagree with you, Shaun. I thought the score for HER was excellent and really elevated the movie in a few key places. I don't think it will / should win, and I cannot imagine that many others here will defend it, but if it were available to buy, I'd certainly buy it. I loved the movie too, though, so maybe I'm doing the thing that Elmer Bernstein described where I'm really remembering the film and the film experience: The association more than the music itself.

I like the nominees… I'm glad that Zimmer didn't get nominated: 12 YEARS really isn't a good score. Also, I sort of don't think THE BOOK THIEF should be in there, actually. Much as I love John Williams, I don't like the idea that he gets a nomination just for getting out of bed. The score is pleasant and I like the album, but I'm not sure it really it deserves it, you know?

No guess on who will win, but my gut feeling is that it's between Desplat and Newman.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2014 - 7:21 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

It's great to see Bruce Broughton rack up another nomination, although I think the song from Frozen is a shoo-in, especially as it's the kids that get to vote wink

I also agree with john about the JW nom. It's a nice enough score, but I think it's very blinkered of the Academy to ensure JW gets nominated for almost any score he writes nowadays, due to his iconic standing in the field.

 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2014 - 7:35 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

Hoping for Price or Newman. And I'm tired of the Desplat-nominations.

 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2014 - 7:36 AM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)



I'll actually disagree with you, Shaun. I thought the score for HER was excellent and really elevated the movie in a few key places. I don't think it will / should win, and I cannot imagine that many others here will defend it, but if it were available to buy, I'd certainly buy it. I loved the movie too, though, so maybe I'm doing the thing that Elmer Bernstein described where I'm really remembering the film and the film experience: The association more than the music itself.


Maybe I'll need to see it again, but other than versions of their song "Supersymmetry" in one or two places (maybe two?), it seemed very much like "tones." What I noticed, at least.

 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2014 - 7:36 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

I also agree with john about the JW nom. It's a nice enough score, but I think it's very blinkered of the Academy to ensure JW gets nominated for almost any score he writes nowadays, due to his iconic standing in the field.

That certainly appears to be the case. 49 times nominated is incredible enough in itself, but a return of only 5 almost pales in comparison. His last win was back in 1993, and 'The Book Thief' will be his 18th(!) nomination since then.

 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2014 - 10:23 PM   
 By:   Loren   (Member)

Disappointed there's no Zimmer (Rush,12 a Slave and most of all MAN OF STEEL which is masterpiece).
But I'm really more than glad GRAVITY got a nominee since it's fantastic. For sure it won't win since Hollywood likes conservative music only.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2014 - 10:31 PM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

Disappointed there's no Zimmer (Rush,12 a Slave and most of all MAN OF STEEL which is masterpiece).
But I'm really more than glad GRAVITY got a nominee since it's fantastic. For sure it won't win since Hollywood likes conservative music only.


Actually, they seem to toss a bone to scores outside of the mainstream, (Social Network ) and when they don't seem to know what to vote for ( The Full Monty ). Lots of times it seems to be used as a consolation prize .. here... the music Oscar isn't important... take one....

 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2014 - 10:40 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

But I'm really more than glad GRAVITY got a nominee since it's fantastic. For sure it won't win since Hollywood likes conservative music only.

Since when? "The Social Network"? "Slumdog Millionaire"? "Babel"? These are "conservative" scores?

 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2014 - 10:49 PM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

But I'm really more than glad GRAVITY got a nominee since it's fantastic. For sure it won't win since Hollywood likes conservative music only.

Since when? "The Social Network"? "Slumdog Millionaire"? "Babel"? These are "conservative" scores?


Absolutely. It would be much more surprising if a "conservative" score got chosen again.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2014 - 2:56 AM   
 By:   governor   (Member)

Nice to see Mr Broughton nominated. Let's hope he wins !!!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2014 - 4:26 AM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

I'm going to suggest that Gravity should win because it totally sealed that film - and is a deceptively enjoyable listen on its own.

But "Her". Never heard it - or seen it - but it's the kind of thing they'd go for.

Williams, Desplat and Newman are "darling" nominees now. No chance for them, I'm guessing.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2014 - 10:07 AM   
 By:   ClaytonMG   (Member)

I'm going to suggest that Gravity should win because it totally sealed that film - and is a deceptively enjoyable listen on its own.

But "Her". Never heard it - or seen it - but it's the kind of thing they'd go for.

Williams, Desplat and Newman are "darling" nominees now. No chance for them, I'm guessing.


I absolutely agree. Without Price's score to Gravity, the film would completely lose the tension and emotional impact that it has (no offense to any other aspect of the film, as it is my favorite from last year... well that and The Way, Way Back). But Price's score really hit every emotional chord it needed to. Action, suspense, horror, drama... And it made up for the near complete lack of sound effects in multiple scenes. (And it sounded amazing in Dolby Atmos)

 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2014 - 12:52 PM   
 By:   Dr. Voorhees   (Member)

So Alex Ebert isn't nominated for 'All is Lost'? Strange as he snagged the Golden Globe for it. Anyhoo, I really like the 'Gravity' score and hope it wins. I have yet to check out 'The Book Thief', though I am quite sure I would like it very much when I do.

 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2014 - 12:56 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

An unpopular opinion: Thomas Newman should win, if only to shut up everyone on this board demanding it every damn year.

 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2014 - 1:06 PM   
 By:   Dana Wilcox   (Member)

Two threads with exactly the same topic

Really?


Yes, haven't you heard the news? Every single topic must have at least 5 (short) threads at once from now on!


Only 5? I thought 10 was the clear imperative here. If only we could persuade (insert name of prolific poster, General Discussion board) and (insert name of prolific poster, Non-Film Score Discussion board) to restrict their new thread initiation to duplication of already-existing threads in equal abundance, all would be solved. Or perhaps we could enlist your help as well... ?

 
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