2008 - BEST MUSIC

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Terence Blanchard
Composer, Inside Man
A world renowned trumpeter/composer/band leader and Blue Note recording artist, Terence Blanchard is the most prolific jazz musician to ever compose for motion pictures. Blanchard was born and raised in New Orleans where he studied with the Marsalis brothers at the famed New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts...
“ Miracle at St. Anna ” - cinemavis
 
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Rob Lane
Composer, Merlin
“ John Adams ” - cinemavis
 
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“ John Adams ” - cinemavis
 
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Thomas Newman
Music Department, WALL·E
“ Revolutionary Road ” - cinemavis
 
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“ Fireflies in the Garden ” - cinemavis
 
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Hans Zimmer
German-born composer Hans Zimmer is recognized as one of Hollywood's most innovative musical talents. He featured in the music video for The Buggles' single "Video Killed the Radio Star", which became a worldwide hit and helped usher in a new era of global entertainment as the first music video to be aired on MTV (August 1, 1981)...
“ The Dark Knight ” - cinemavis
 
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James Newton Howard
James Newton Howard attended the University of Southern California's music school, but dropped out to tour with Elton John, and eventually compose music for film and television. He started with Head Office in 1985. He has been nominated for eight Academy Awards. He currently is a songwriter, record producer, conductor, keyboardist, and film composer.
“ I Am Legend ” - cinemavis
 
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Carter Burwell
Music Department, Fargo
“ Burn After Reading ” - cinemavis
 
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Danny Elfman
Music Department, Corpse Bride
As Danny Elfman was growing up in the Los Angeles area, he was largely unaware of his talent for composing. It wasn't until the early 1970s that Danny and his older brother Richard Elfman started a musical troupe while in Paris; the group "Mystic Knights of Oingo-Boingo" was created for Richard's directorial debut...
“ Wanted ” - cinemavis
 
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James Newton Howard
James Newton Howard attended the University of Southern California's music school, but dropped out to tour with Elton John, and eventually compose music for film and television. He started with Head Office in 1985. He has been nominated for eight Academy Awards. He currently is a songwriter, record producer, conductor, keyboardist, and film composer.
“ The Dark Knight ” - cinemavis
 
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“ The Duchess ” - cinemavis
 
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“ Mongol ” - cinemavis
 
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“ Largo Winch ” - cinemavis
 
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Tarô Iwashiro
Composer, Aguri
“ Chi bi ” - cinemavis
 
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Philip Glass
Music Department, The Truman Show
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Glass worked in his father's radio store and discovered music listening to the offbeat Western classical records customers didn't seem to want. He studied the violin and flute, and obtained early admission to the University of Chicago. After graduating in mathematics and philosophy...
“ Cassandra's Dream ” - cinemavis
 
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A.R. Rahman
Allah Rakha Rahman was born A.S. Dileep Kumar on January 6, 1966, in Madras (now Chennai), India, to a musically affluent family. Dileep started learning the piano at the age of 4, and at the age of 9, his father passed away. Since the pressure of supporting his family fell on him, he joined Ilaiyaraaja's troupe as a keyboard player at the age of 11...
“ Slumdog Millionaire ” - cinemavis
 
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“ Blindness ” - cinemavis
 
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“ Seven Pounds ” - cinemavis
 
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Paolo Buonvino
Composer, Caos calmo
Born in 1968 in Scordia, in the province of Catania, Sicily (Italy), he graduated in piano at the Conservatory "F. Cilea" of Reggio Calabria and studied Music Discipline at the University of Bologna. Initially he was a music assistant for singer-songwriter Franco Battiato, then he devoted himself to theater...
“ Caos calmo ” - cinemavis
 
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“ Séraphine ” - cinemavis
 
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Jan A.P. Kaczmarek
Jan A. P. Kaczmarek is a composer with a tremendous international reputation that continues to grow. As a successful recording artist and touring musician, Jan turned to composing film scores as his primary occupation. Jan's first success in the United States came in theater. After composing striking scores for productions at Chicago's Goodman Theatre and Los Angeles' Mark Taper Forum...
“ The Visitor ” - cinemavis
 
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James Newton Howard
James Newton Howard attended the University of Southern California's music school, but dropped out to tour with Elton John, and eventually compose music for film and television. He started with Head Office in 1985. He has been nominated for eight Academy Awards. He currently is a songwriter, record producer, conductor, keyboardist, and film composer.
“ The Happening ” - cinemavis
 
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Thomas Newman
Music Department, WALL·E
“ WALL·E ” - cinemavis
 
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“ Låt den rätte komma in ” - cinemavis
 
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James Horner
Music Department, Titanic
James Horner began studying piano at the age of five, and trained at the Royal College of Music in London, England, before moving to California in the 1970s. After receiving a bachelor's degree in music at USC, he would go on to earn his master's degree at UCLA and teach music theory there. He later completed his Ph.D...
“ The Spiderwick Chronicles ” - cinemavis
 
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John Powell
Composer, Rio
“ Bolt ” - cinemavis
 
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“ Babylon A.D. ” - cinemavis
 
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A.R. Rahman
Allah Rakha Rahman was born A.S. Dileep Kumar on January 6, 1966, in Madras (now Chennai), India, to a musically affluent family. Dileep started learning the piano at the age of 4, and at the age of 9, his father passed away. Since the pressure of supporting his family fell on him, he joined Ilaiyaraaja's troupe as a keyboard player at the age of 11...
“ Jodhaa Akbar ” - cinemavis
 
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Danny Elfman
Music Department, Corpse Bride
As Danny Elfman was growing up in the Los Angeles area, he was largely unaware of his talent for composing. It wasn't until the early 1970s that Danny and his older brother Richard Elfman started a musical troupe while in Paris; the group "Mystic Knights of Oingo-Boingo" was created for Richard's directorial debut...
“ Milk ” - cinemavis
 
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Nico Muhly
Music Department, The Reader
“ The Reader ” - cinemavis
 
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“ Kandidaten ” - cinemavis
 
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“ Max Payne ” - cinemavis
 
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Buck Sanders
Music Department, Hellboy
Oscar-nominated composer Buck Sanders has carved out a niche as one of Hollywood's top musical experimenters, and as Marco Beltrami's right-hand man on nearly twenty years' worth of prestige films and genre classics. From horror standouts (Resident Evil, The Woman in Black) to modern westerns (3:10 To Yuma...
“ Max Payne ” - cinemavis
 
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Klaus Badelt
Music Department, Gladiator
It has been a few years since Klaus' large-scale score to Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl defined the franchise and brought him worldwide mass attention. Since then, Klaus continues to write for major motion pictures with top-names like Wolfgang Petersen, Michael Mann, Richard Donner, Francis Lawrence and Harvey Weinstein...
“ Pour elle ” - cinemavis
 
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Lukasz Targosz
Born on 20th February 1977 in Kraków, Lukasz Targosz is a Polish film composer and music producer. Music was his greatest passion since he was a child. That is why he chose and successfully graduated from Jazz and Pop Music Department at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice. He started his career as a session musician...
“ Limousine ” - cinemavis
 
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“ Okuribito ” - cinemavis