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The Academy Award for Original Music Score is presented to the best substantial body of music in the form of dramatic underscoring written specifically for the film by the submitting composer.[1]

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Superlatives

These are only for nominations in the Scoring categories. Nominations in other categories, such as the Original Song category, are not included.

Category Name Superlative Year Notes
Most Awards Alfred Newman 9 awards 1967 Awards resulted from 45 nominations.
Most Nominations Alfred Newman and John Williams 45 nominations each 2005 Nominations resulted in 9 awards for Newman and 5 awards for Williams.
Most Nominations without a win Alex North 14 nominations 1984 Nominations resulted in 0 awards.

Only one composer has won two Scoring Oscars the same year. In 1973, Marvin Hamlisch won Best Original Score for The Way We Were and Best Adaptation Score, for The Sting. Hamlisch also won Best Song that year, making him the only composer to win three music Oscars in the same year.

Only one composer has won Oscars three years in a row. Roger Edens won for Easter Parade (1948), On the Town (1949) and Annie Get Your Gun (1950)

Eight composers have won Oscars two years in a row: (1) Ray Heindorf won for Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) and This is the Army (1943). (2) Franz Waxman won for Sunset Boulevard (1950) and A Place in the Sun (1951). (3) Alfred Newman won for With a Song in My Heart (1952) and Call Me Madam (1953). Alfred Newman won again for Love is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955) and The King and I (1956). (4) Adolph Deutsch won for Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) and Oklahoma! (1955). (5) Andre Previn won for Gigi (1958) and 1959's Porgy and Bess (1959). Andre Previn won again for Irma La Douce (1963) and My Fair Lady (1964). (6) Leonard Rosenman won for Barry Lyndon (1975) and Bound for Glory (1976). (7) Alan Menken won for Beauty and The Beast (1991) and Aladdin (1992). (8) Gustavo Santaolalla won for Brokeback Mountain (2005) and Babel (2006).

Multiple nominations

The following is a list of composers nominated more than once and winning at least one Academy Award. The list is sorted by number of wins, with the number of total nominations listed in parentheses. Note: These do not include nominations (or wins) in the Best Original Song category.

The following composers have been nominated for a Best Original Score Oscar more than once; but as of 2010, the eleven living composers have yet to garner one. The number of nominations is listed in parentheses. Note: These do not include nominations (or wins) in the Best Original Song category. Note: Alex North and Ennio Morricone received Honorary Academy Awards.

Deceased:

Living:

Winners and nominees

The following is the list of nominated composers organized by year, and listing both films and composers. The years shown in the following list of winners are the production years, thus a reference to 1967 means the Oscars presented in 1968 for movies released in 1967.

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1950s

1960s

1970s

1980s

Best Original Score

1990s

Year Winner
Composer
Nominees
1990 Dances with Wolves
John Barry
1991 Beauty and the Beast
Alan Menken
1992 Aladdin
Alan Menken
1993 Schindler's List
John Williams
1994 The Lion King
Hans Zimmer
1995 Dramatic Score:
The Postman (Il postino)
Luis Enríquez Bacalov
Musical or Comedy Score:
Pocahontas
Alan Menken
1996 Dramatic Score:
The English Patient
Gabriel Yared
Musical or Comedy Score:
Emma
Rachel Portman
1997 Dramatic Score:
Titanic
James Horner
Musical or Comedy Score:
The Full Monty
Anne Dudley
1998 Dramatic Score:
La vita è bella (Life Is Beautiful)
Nicola Piovani
Musical or Comedy Score:
Shakespeare in Love
Stephen Warbeck
1999 The Red Violin (Le violon rouge)
John Corigliano

2000s

Year Winner
Composer
Nominees
2000 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Wo hu cang long)
Tan Dun
2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Howard Shore
2002 Frida
Elliot Goldenthal
2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Howard Shore
2004 Finding Neverland
Jan A. P. Kaczmarek
2005 Brokeback Mountain
Gustavo Santaolalla
2006 Babel
Gustavo Santaolalla
2007 Atonement
Dario Marianelli
2008 Slumdog Millionaire
A. R. Rahman
2009 Up
Michael Giacchino

References

  1. ^ "Rule Sixteen of the 78th Academy Awards Rules". http://www.oscars.org/78academyawards/rules/index_text.html. Retrieved 2006-08-26. 
  2. ^ TheOscarSite.com archives
  3. ^ Lisa Gerrard and Klaus Badelt also received screen credit for music score, but only Zimmer was deemed eligible for the nomination)

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References

  1. ^ "Rule Sixteen of the 78th Academy Awards Rules". http://www.oscars.org/78academyawards/rules/index_text.html. Retrieved 2006-08-26. 
  2. ^ TheOscarSite.com archives
  3. ^ Lisa Gerrard and Klaus Badelt also received screen credit for music score, but only Zimmer was deemed eligible for the nomination)

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