2016 - BEST MUSIC

by cinemavis | created - 10 Apr 2016 | updated - 22 Jul 2017 | Public

1. Justin Hurwitz

Soundtrack | La La Land

Justin Hurwitz was born on January 22, 1985 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Justin Gabriel Hurwitz. He is a writer and producer, known for La La Land (2016), First Man (2018) and Whiplash (2014).

3. Dustin O'Halloran

Composer | Lion

A self-taught pianist from the age of 7. He has lived in LA, where he studied art at Santa Monica College and formed the much-adored Devics with Sara Lov, Italy (in the depths of rural Emilia Romagna) and Berlin.

He gained recognition and critical acclaim for his studio albums and live performances...

4. Volker Bertelmann

Composer | Lion

Volker Bertelmann, also known as Hauschka, is an Academy Award-nominated composer, pianist and experimental musician.

In 2016, Bertelmann collaborated with Dustin O'Halloran on the score for Garth Davis' Lion, which was nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA for Best Original ...

5. Alexandre Desplat

Composer | The King's Speech

Alexandre Desplat was born on August 23, 1961 in Paris, Île-de-France, France as Alexandre Michel Gerard Desplat. He is known for his work on The King's Speech (2010), Argo (2012) and The Queen (2006).

6. Mica Levi

Composer | Under the Skin

Mica Levi (also known as "Micachu") was born outside of London to a record collector and professional Cellist in a household where music was not just a hobby, but a starting point for everything. Mica was playing violin as soon as she was old enough to hold one. She was classically trained at the ...

7. Carter Burwell

Music_department | Carol

Carter Burwell was born on November 18, 1954 in New York City, New York, USA as Carter Benedict Burwell. He is known for his work on Carol (2015), Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) and True Grit (2010). He has been married to Christine Sciulli since 1999.

8. Nicholas Britell

Composer | Moonlight

Nicholas Britell is an Academy Award-nominated composer, pianist, and producer. His critically acclaimed score for Barry Jenkins' Oscar-winning film Moonlight was nominated for the 2017 Oscar for Best Original Score and was awarded the 2016 Hollywood Music in Media Award for Best Original Score (...

9. Mark Korven

Composer | The VVitch: A New-England Folktale

Mark Korven is a composer and director, known for The Witch (2015), Cube (1997) and Guantanamo's Child: Omar Khadr (2015).

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10. Abel Korzeniowski

Composer | A Single Man

Born on the 18th of July, 1972, in Cracow, Poland. In 1996 graduated the instrumental studies (specialization: cello), and then in 2000 graduated with merit from the composition class of Krzysztof Penderecki at the Music Academy in Cracow. At the same Academy, in the years 1999-2000, he was an ...

11. Alexandre Desplat

Composer | The King's Speech

Alexandre Desplat was born on August 23, 1961 in Paris, Île-de-France, France as Alexandre Michel Gerard Desplat. He is known for his work on The King's Speech (2010), Argo (2012) and The Queen (2006).

12. Mikolaj Trzaska

Composer | Pod mocnym aniolem

Mikolaj Trzaska was born on April 7, 1966 in Gdansk, Pomorskie, Poland. He is known for his work on Pod mocnym aniolem (2014), Wolyn (2016) and Drogówka (2012).

13. Rachel Portman

Composer | Never Let Me Go

Rachel Portman was born on December 11, 1960 in Haslemere, Surrey, England as Rachel Mary Berkeley Portman. She is known for her work on Never Let Me Go (2010), Chocolat (2000) and Emma (1996). She has been married to Uberto Pasolini since 1995. They have three children.

14. Thomas Newman

Music_department | WALL·E

Thomas Newman is an American film score composer. He was born in Los Angeles. His father was notable film score composer Alfred Newman (1900-1970). The Newman family is of Russian-Jewish descent, and includes several other well-known musicians. Thomas' mother Martha Louis Montgomery (1920-2005) ...

15. Hans Zimmer

Composer | Gladiator

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 ...

16. Jasha Klebe

Music_department | Man of Steel

Jasha Klebe is a composer known for emotive melodies and impactful scores. Most notably, Jasha co-scored the BAFTA and Emmy nominated music of BBC's Planet Earth II, alongside Hans Zimmer and Bleeding Fingers Music composer, Jacob Shea. He also wrote the Emmy nominated music of National ...

17. Jacob Shea

Composer | Planet Earth II

Born in San Jose, CA, Jacob Shea graduated from University of California with a degree in Music Composition. He has worked alongside several of Hollywood's top composers, including Elliot Goldenthal, Steve Jablonsky, Henry Jackman and Hans Zimmer. Jacob was selected as one of six fellows to attend ...

18. Gabriel Yared

Composer | The Talented Mr. Ripley

Gabriel Yared stopped his law studies at the age of 20 to work as a professional music composer. He studied with Henri Dutilleux and Maurice Ohana. He worked as a composer, orchestrator or producer for such singers as Françoise Hardy, Charles Aznavour, Gilbert Bécaud and Mireille Mathieu. He made ...

19. Marco Beltrami

Composer | I, Robot

Marco Beltrami was born on October 7, 1966 in New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on I, Robot (2004), World War Z (2013) and Live Free or Die Hard (2007).

20. Jay Wadley

Composer | Indignation

Born and raised in Edmond, Oklahoma, Jay Wadley is a multi-instrumentalist and NY & LA based composer. A graduate of the Yale School of Music, Wadley won two Charles Ives awards from the Academy of Arts and Letters and an ASCAP/SCI Student composer Award. His concert work has been commissioned by ...

21. Rachel Portman

Composer | Never Let Me Go

Rachel Portman was born on December 11, 1960 in Haslemere, Surrey, England as Rachel Mary Berkeley Portman. She is known for her work on Never Let Me Go (2010), Chocolat (2000) and Emma (1996). She has been married to Uberto Pasolini since 1995. They have three children.

22. Rachel Portman

Composer | Never Let Me Go

Rachel Portman was born on December 11, 1960 in Haslemere, Surrey, England as Rachel Mary Berkeley Portman. She is known for her work on Never Let Me Go (2010), Chocolat (2000) and Emma (1996). She has been married to Uberto Pasolini since 1995. They have three children.

23. Carter Burwell

Music_department | Carol

Carter Burwell was born on November 18, 1954 in New York City, New York, USA as Carter Benedict Burwell. He is known for his work on Carol (2015), Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) and True Grit (2010). He has been married to Christine Sciulli since 1999.

24. Martin Phipps

Composer | Peaky Blinders

Coming from a musical background, Martin read drama at Manchester University. Fortunately for the acting profession, he decided to concentrate his energies on writing music. Since scoring his first TV drama Eureka Street in 2002, he has gone on to write music for many of the most interesting series...

25. Henry Jackman

Composer | Kingsman: The Secret Service

Henry Jackman, born in Hillingdon, Middlesex, UK, began composing his first symphony at age six, and was an accomplished composer by age nine. He went on to study classical music at St. Paul's Cathedral Choir School, Eton College, Framlingham College and Oxford University. As a teenager, he became ...

26. Ulysse Klotz

Composer | Diamantino

Ulysse Klotz is a composer and actor, known for Diamantino (2018), Tournée (2010) and Low Life (2011).

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27. Michael Giacchino

Composer | Star Trek

Michael Giacchino is an American composer of music for films, television and video games.

Giacchino composed the scores to the television series Lost, Alias and Fringe, the video game series Medal of Honor and Call of Duty and many films such as The Incredibles (2004), Star Trek (2009), Up (2009), ...

28. Cliff Martinez

Composer | Drive

Cliff Martinez was born on February 5, 1954 in The Bronx, New York, USA. He is a composer, known for Drive (2011), Only God Forgives (2013) and The Neon Demon (2016).

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29. Rupert Gregson-Williams

Composer | Wonder Woman

Rupert Gregson-Williams was born in 1966 in Chichester, England. He is known for his work on Wonder Woman (2017), Hacksaw Ridge (2016) and The Crown (2016).

30. John Ottman

Composer | Valkyrie

John Ottman holds dual distinctions as a leading film composer and an award winning film editor. Ottman has often completed both monumental tasks on the same films. Such remarkable double duties have included The Usual Suspects, X-Men 2, Superman Returns, Valkyrie, and Jack the Giant Killer. He has...

31. James Newton Howard

Composer | King Kong

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 (1985) in 1985. He has been nominated for eight Academy Awards. He currently is a songwriter, ...

33. Bartek Gliniak

Composer | Na granicy

Bartek Gliniak is a composer of music for films and television based in Los Angeles. His remarkable, expressive and innovative scores faithfully embody both story and character. He is a graduate of the Academy of Music in Cracow. In 1994 he received an award in the 22-th International ...



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