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Awards

Academy Awards, USA

2009 Nominated
Oscar
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score
Milk (2008)
2004 Nominated
Oscar
Best Music, Original Score
Big Fish (2003)
1998 Nominated
Oscar
Best Music, Original Musical or Comedy Score
Men in Black (1997)
Best Music, Original Dramatic Score
Good Will Hunting (1997)

Golden Globes, USA

2011 Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Alice in Wonderland (2010)
2004 Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Big Fish (2003)
1994 Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Original Score - Motion Picture
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Primetime Emmy Awards

2005 Won
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Main Title Theme Music
Desperate Housewives (2004)
1990 Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Main Title Theme Music
The Simpsons (1989)

BAFTA Awards

2011 Nominated
Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music
Alice in Wonderland (2010)
2003 Nominated
Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music
Chicago (2002)
Shared with:

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA

2014 Nominated
Saturn Award
Best Music
Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)
2013 Won
Saturn Award
Best Music
Frankenweenie (2012)
2006 Nominated
Saturn Award
Best Music
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
2005 Nominated
Saturn Award
Best Music
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
2004 Nominated
Saturn Award
Best Music
Hulk (2003)
2003 Won
Saturn Award
Best Music
Spider-Man (2002)
2000 Won
Saturn Award
Best Music
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
1998 Won
Saturn Award
Best Music
Men in Black (1997)
1997 Won
Saturn Award
Best Music
Mars Attacks! (1996)
Nominated
Saturn Award
Best Music
The Frighteners (1996)
1996 Nominated
Saturn Award
Best Music
Dolores Claiborne (1995)
1994 Won
Saturn Award
Best Music
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
1992 Nominated
Saturn Award
Best Music
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
1990 Nominated
Saturn Award
Best Music
Beetlejuice (1988)

Annie Awards

2014 Nominated
Annie
Outstanding Achievement in Music in an Animated Feature Production
Epic (2013)
2008 Nominated
Annie
Best Music in an Animated Feature Production
Meet the Robinsons (2007)
Shared with:

BMI Film & TV Awards

2013 Won
BMI Film Music Award
Film Music
Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)
Film Music
Men in Black 3 (2012)
Film Music
Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Film Music
Dark Shadows (2012)
2012 Won
BMI Film Music Award
Film Music
Real Steel (2011)
2010 Won
BMI Film Music Award
Film Music
Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Film Music
Terminator Salvation (2009)
Film Music
The Wolfman (2010)
2009 Won
BMI Film Music Award
Wanted (2008)
Won
BMI TV Music Award
Desperate Housewives (2004)
Shared with:
2008 Won
BMI TV Music Award
Desperate Housewives (2004)
Shared with:
2007 Won
BMI Film Music Award
Film Music
Charlotte's Web (2006)
Nacho Libre (2006)
2005 Won
BMI Film Music Award
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
Won
BMI TV Music Award
Desperate Housewives (2004)
Shared with:
2004 Won
BMI Film Music Award
Hulk (2003)
2003 Won
BMI Film Music Award
Spider-Man (2002)
Men in Black II (2002)
Chicago (2002)
Won
BMI TV Music Award
The Simpsons (1989)
2002 Won
BMI Film Music Award
Planet of the Apes (2001)
Won
Richard Kirk Career Achievement Award
2001 Won
BMI Film Music Award
The Family Man (2000)
2000 Won
BMI Film Music Award
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
1998 Won
BMI Film Music Award
Men in Black (1997)
Good Will Hunting (1997)
Flubber (1997)
Won
BMI TV Music Award
The Simpsons (1989)
1997 Won
BMI Film Music Award
Mission: Impossible (1996)
1996 Won
BMI TV Music Award
The Simpsons (1989)
1993 Won
BMI Film Music Award
Batman Returns (1992)
1991 Won
BMI Film Music Award
Dick Tracy (1990)
1990 Won
BMI Film Music Award
Batman (1989)
1989 Won
BMI Film Music Award
Beetlejuice (1988)
Scrooged (1988)
1987 Won
BMI Film Music Award
Back to School (1986)

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards

2009 Nominated
Critics Choice Award
Best Composer
Milk (2008)
2004 Nominated
Critics Choice Award
Best Composer
Big Fish (2003)

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

2008 Nominated
CFCA Award
Best Original Score
Milk (2008)
2006 Nominated
CFCA Award
Best Original Score
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
2004 Nominated
CFCA Award
Best Original Score
Big Fish (2003)
1999 Nominated
CFCA Award
Best Original Score
A Simple Plan (1998)

Fantasporto

2000 Won
Special Career Award

Grammy Awards

2011 Nominated
Grammy
Best Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
Alice in Wonderland (2010)
2010 Nominated
Grammy
Best Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
Milk (2008)
2006 Nominated
Grammy
Best Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Shared with:
For the song "Wonka's Welcome Song".
2005 Nominated
Grammy
Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
Big Fish (2003)
2003 Nominated
Grammy
Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
Spider-Man (2002)
2002 Nominated
Grammy
Best Score Soundtrack Album For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
Planet of the Apes (2001)
1998 Nominated
Grammy
Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television
Men in Black (1997)
For the main theme.
1992 Nominated
Grammy
Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
1991 Nominated
Grammy
Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television
Dick Tracy (1990)
For the original score.
1990 Won
Grammy
Best Instrumental Composition
Batman (1989)
For "Batman Theme".
Nominated
Grammy
Best Album of Original Instrumental Background Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television
Batman (1989)

Hollywood Film Festival

2008 Won
Hollywood Film Award
Composer of the Year

International Cinephile Society Awards

2009 Won
ICS Award
Best Original Score
Milk (2008)

International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA)

2013 Nominated
IFMCA Award
Best Original Score for an Animated Feature Film
Epic (2013)
2012 Won
IFMCA Award
Film Composer of the Year
Dark Shadows (2012)
Frankenweenie (2012)
Hitchcock (2012)
Men in Black 3 (2012)
Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Nominated
IFMCA Award
Best Original Score for a Comedy Film
Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Best Original Score for an Animated Feature Film
Frankenweenie (2012)
2011 Won
IFMCA Award
Best Archival Release of an Existing Score
Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)
Beetlejuice (1988)
Batman (1989)
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Big Fish (2003)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Corpse Bride (2005)
Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Shared with:
For the soundtrack album "The Danny Elfman & Tim Burton 25th Anniversary Music Box".
Nominated
IFMCA Award
Best Original Score for an Action/Adventure/Thriller Film
Real Steel (2011)
Film Music Composition of the Year
Real Steel (2011)
For the composition track "Final Round".
2010 Won
IFMCA Award
Film Music Composition of the Year
Alice in Wonderland (2010)
For the composition track "Alice's Theme".
Nominated
IFMCA Award
Film Composer of the Year
Alice in Wonderland (2010)
The Next Three Days (2010)
The Wolfman (2010)
Best Original Score for a Fantasy/Science Fiction/Horror Film
Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Best Archival Release of an Existing Score
Batman Returns (1992)
Shared with:
Liner notes by John Takis
2005 Nominated
IFMCA Award
Best Original Score for a Comedy Film
Corpse Bride (2005)
Best Original Score for a Fantasy/Science Fiction Film
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
2004 Won
IFMCA Award
Best Original Score for Television
Desperate Housewives (2004)
Shared with:
Nominated
IFMCA Award
Best Original Score for an Action/Adventure Film
Spider-Man 2 (2004)

Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards

2010 Nominated
Sierra Award
Best Score
Alice in Wonderland (2010)
2000 Nominated
Sierra Award
Best Score
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
1998 Won
Sierra Award
Best Score
A Simple Plan (1998)

Online Film & Television Association

2009 Nominated
OFTA Film Award
Best Music, Original Score
Milk (2008)
2006 Nominated
OFTA Film Award
Best Music, Original Score
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
2004 Nominated
OFTA Film Award
Best Music, Original Score
Big Fish (2003)
2000 Nominated
OFTA Film Award
Best Music, Original Score
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
1999 Nominated
OFTA Film Award
Best Music, Original Dramatic Score
A Simple Plan (1998)
1998 Nominated
OFTA Film Award
Best Music, Original Comedy/Musical Score
Men in Black (1997)

Online Film Critics Society Awards

2009 Nominated
OFCS Award
Best Original Score
Milk (2008)

Palm Springs International Film Festival

2004 Won
Frederick Loewe Award for Film Composing

Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards

2012 Nominated
PFCS Award
Best Original Score
Hitchcock (2012)
2005 Won
PFCS Award
Best Original Score
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
2004 Nominated
PFCS Award
Best Original Score
Big Fish (2003)

SFX Awards, UK

2003 Nominated
SFX Award
Best SF or Fantasy Film Music
Spider-Man (2002)

San Diego Film Critics Society Awards

2010 Nominated
SDFCS Award
Best Score
Alice in Wonderland (2010)

Satellite Awards

2008 Nominated
Satellite Award
Best Original Score
Milk (2008)
2005 Nominated
Golden Satellite Award
Best Original Score
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
2005 Nominated
Satellite Award
Outstanding Original Score
Corpse Bride (2005)
2001 Nominated
Golden Satellite Award
Best Original Score
Proof of Life (2000)
2000 Won
Golden Satellite Award
Best Original Score
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
1997 Nominated
Golden Satellite Award
Outstanding Original Score
Mars Attacks! (1996)

World Soundtrack Awards

2013 Nominated
World Soundtrack Award
Film Composer of the Year
Epic (2013)
Frankenweenie (2012)
Hitchcock (2012)
Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)
Promised Land (2012)
Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
2010 Nominated
World Soundtrack Award
Soundtrack Composer of the Year
Alice in Wonderland (2010)
The Wolfman (2010)
2009 Nominated
World Soundtrack Award
Soundtrack Composer of the Year
Milk (2008)
Taking Woodstock (2009)
Notorious (2009)
2006 Nominated
World Soundtrack Award
Soundtrack Composer of the Year
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
2002 Nominated
World Soundtrack Award
Best Original Soundtrack of the Year
Spider-Man (2002)

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