2018 - BEST MUSIC

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1. Alexandre Desplat

Composer | The King's Speech

Composer and conductor Alexandre Desplat, Oscar winner and seven-time Academy Award nominated, for his prolific filmography and his collaborations with Stephen Frears, Terrence Malick, Ang Lee, Kathryn Bigelow, Jacques Audiard, Wes Anderson, Roman Polanski, George Clooney or Matteo Garrone is one ...

2. Ludwig Göransson

Composer | Black Panther

Ludwig Göransson was born on September 1, 1984 in Linköping, Östergötlands län, Sweden. He is a composer, known for Black Panther (2018), Creed (2015) and Creed II (2018).

3. Thom Yorke

Soundtrack | Suspiria

Thom Yorke was born on October 7, 1968 in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England as Thomas Edward Yorke. He was previously married to Rachel Owen.

4. Nicholas Britell

Composer | Moonlight

Nicholas Britell is a two-time 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 ...

5. 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).

7. Daniel Hart

Composer | The Old Man & the Gun

Daniel Hart is a composer, known for The Old Man & the Gun (2018), A Ghost Story (2017) and SMILF (2017).

7. Max Richter

Soundtrack | Shutter Island

Max Richter was born on March 22, 1966 in Hamelin, Lower Saxony, West Germany. He is a composer, known for Shutter Island (2010), The Leftovers (2014) and Waltz with Bashir (2008).

7. Federico Jusid

Composer | El secreto de sus ojos

Federico Jusid is a Spanish composer (born in Buenos Aires, Argentina), who resides between Los Angeles and Madrid. He composed the original soundtrack for more than 40 feature films and over 20 television series. His work includes the score for the Academy Award®-winner for Best Foreign Film The ...

8. Alexandre Desplat

Composer | The King's Speech

Composer and conductor Alexandre Desplat, Oscar winner and seven-time Academy Award nominated, for his prolific filmography and his collaborations with Stephen Frears, Terrence Malick, Ang Lee, Kathryn Bigelow, Jacques Audiard, Wes Anderson, Roman Polanski, George Clooney or Matteo Garrone is one ...

10. 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, ...

10. Terence Blanchard

Composer | BlacKkKlansman

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 ...

12. 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), ...

12. 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 Knowing (2009).

13. Thomas Adès

Music_department | Colette

Thomas Adès is known for his work on Colette (2018), Mozart in the Jungle (2014) and The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006).

14. Roque Baños

Composer | Evil Dead

Roque Baños was born in 1968 in Jumilla, Murcia, Spain as Roque Baños López. He is known for his work on Evil Dead (2013), Don't Breathe (2016) and In the Heart of the Sea (2015).

15. Max Richter

Soundtrack | Shutter Island

Max Richter was born on March 22, 1966 in Hamelin, Lower Saxony, West Germany. He is a composer, known for Shutter Island (2010), The Leftovers (2014) and Waltz with Bashir (2008).

16. Daniel Pemberton

Composer | Steve Jobs

Daniel Pemberton was born on November 3, 1977 in the UK. He is known for his work on Steve Jobs (2015), The Counsellor (2013) and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017).

17. Theodore Shapiro

Composer | The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Theodore Shapiro was born on September 29, 1971 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Theodore Michael Shapiro. He is a composer, known for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013), Tropic Thunder (2008) and I Love You, Man (2009).

18. Marc Shaiman

Soundtrack | Smash

A great talent who started his career in Saturday Night Live (1975), where he worked with colleagues like Rob Reiner or Billy Crystal. He worked for some great stage values as Eric Clapton, Rosemary Clooney, Harry Connick Jr., Billy Crystal, Lauryn Hill, Jennifer Holliday, Nathan Lane, Jenifer Lewis...

19. Alan Silvestri

Composer | The Polar Express

In over thirty years as a film composer, Alan Silvestri has blazed an innovative trail with his exciting and melodic scores, winning the applause of Hollywood and movie audiences the world over.

Born in Manhattan in 1950, Alan was first drawn to music at an early age. Beginning as a drummer, his ...

20. Bear McCreary

Composer | Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Bear McCreary is a degreed graduate of the prestigious USC Thornton School of Music (in 'Composition and Recording Arts'). Bear McCreary was one of a small and select group of proteges of the late, many-honored film composer Elmer Bernstein. Although he is now firmly in the mainstream of film ...

21. Max Richter

Soundtrack | Shutter Island

Max Richter was born on March 22, 1966 in Hamelin, Lower Saxony, West Germany. He is a composer, known for Shutter Island (2010), The Leftovers (2014) and Waltz with Bashir (2008).

23. Brian Tyler

Composer | Iron Man Three

Brian Tyler is known for his work on Iron Man 3 (2013), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) and Eagle Eye (2008).

24. Dario Marianelli

Composer | Atonement

Dario Marianelli was born in Pisa and studied piano and composition in Florence and London. After a year as a postgraduate composer at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, he spent 3 years at the National Film and Television School, from which he graduated in 1997. Dario's film scores include '...

24. Nicholas Britell

Composer | Moonlight

Nicholas Britell is a two-time 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 ...

25. 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 Knowing (2009).

26. 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).

29. Junkie XL

Composer | Mad Max: Fury Road

Junkie XL was born on December 8, 1967 in Lichtenvoorde, Gelderland, Netherlands as Antonius B. Holkenborg.

30. Christopher Lennertz

Composer | Lost in Space

Christopher Lennertz was born on January 2, 1972 in Methuen, Massachusetts, USA. He is a composer, known for Lost in Space (2018), Pitch Perfect 3 (2017) and Sausage Party (2016).

31. David Hirschfelder

Composer | The Dressmaker

David Hirschfelder was born in 1960 in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. He is a composer, known for The Dressmaker (2015), The Water Diviner (2014) and The Railway Man (2013).

32. Jan A.P. Kaczmarek

Composer | Finding Neverland

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 ...

33. Rob Lane

Composer | John Adams

One of the most versatile and sought-after composers working today, Rob is a multi-award winning composer with a huge array of credits across many genres. A BAFTA winner for his score for Channel 4's Elizabeth starring Helen Mirren, he has also received 3 Ivor Novello awards, 3 RTS awards and 4 ...

34. Jeff Beal

Composer | House of Cards

Jeff Beal is one of the most prolific and respected composers working in Hollywood today. He grew up studying the trumpet in the San Francisco Bay area, where he was immersed in the sounds of the 70's jazz, classical, rock & pop music scene. His prodigious talent in composition lead to many works ...

35. Dan Romer

Composer | Beasts of the Southern Wild

Dan Romer is an award-winning music producer, songwriter, film composer, and multi-instrumentalist based in Los Angeles.

He has produced music for an array of acclaimed artists on both indie and major labels including Ingrid Michaelson, Jenny Owen Youngs, He Is We, Birdy, Jukebox The Ghost, and A ...

36. Mychael Danna

Composer | Life of Pi

Mychael Danna is an Academy Award-winning film composer recognized for his evocative blending of non-western traditions with orchestral and electronic music. His highly awarded works include the Oscar-winning score for Ang Lee's Life of Pi (2012), and his many Genie Award-winning scores for ...

37. Pinar Toprak

Composer | Captain Marvel

Pinar Toprak was born in 1980 in Istanbul, Turkey as Pinar Ozlem Toprak. She is known for her work on Captain Marvel (2019), Fortnite (2017) and Krypton (2018). She was previously married to Thanos Kazakos.

38. Ilan Eshkeri

Composer | Layer Cake

Ilan Eshkeri is an award winning British composer whose work uses multiple disciplines in various fields of art. Composer, songwriter, producer and conductor, Eshkeri's work is performed in concert halls, theatres, galleries and on film & television; his eclectic body of work is linked by his love ...

39. Alexandre Desplat

Composer | The King's Speech

Composer and conductor Alexandre Desplat, Oscar winner and seven-time Academy Award nominated, for his prolific filmography and his collaborations with Stephen Frears, Terrence Malick, Ang Lee, Kathryn Bigelow, Jacques Audiard, Wes Anderson, Roman Polanski, George Clooney or Matteo Garrone is one ...

40. Geoff Barrow

Soundtrack | Annihilation

Geoff Barrow was born on December 9, 1971 in Walton-In-Gordano, North Somerset, England.

41. Víctor Reyes

Composer | Buried

Víctor Reyes was born on February 25, 1962 in Salamanca, Salamanca, Castilla y León, Spain. He is known for his work on Buried (2010), Grand Piano (2013) and The Night Manager (2016).

42. Jeff Russo

Composer | Fargo

Jeff Russo was born on August 31, 1969. He is known for his work on Fargo (2014), Mile 22 (2018) and Star Trek: Discovery (2017).

43. Ben Salisbury

Composer | Annihilation

Ben Salisbury was born in London in December 1970. He is best known for his collaboration with Geoff Barrow as composer on the films Annihilation, Ex Machina and Free Fire. He has composed the music for over 50 natural history films, including the last 3 of David Attenborough's 'Life Of..' strand, ...

44. 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), ...

46. Nitin Sawhney

Composer | Mowgli

Overview

Nitin Sawhney is one of the most distinctive and versatile musical voices around today. A recipient of the Ivor Novello Lifetime Achievement award, he is firmly established as a world-class producer, songwriter, DJ, multi-instrumentalist, orchestral composer and cultural pioneer, Sawhney ...

47. Dan Romer

Composer | Beasts of the Southern Wild

Dan Romer is an award-winning music producer, songwriter, film composer, and multi-instrumentalist based in Los Angeles.

He has produced music for an array of acclaimed artists on both indie and major labels including Ingrid Michaelson, Jenny Owen Youngs, He Is We, Birdy, Jukebox The Ghost, and A ...

48. 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 ...

49. Bear McCreary

Composer | Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Bear McCreary is a degreed graduate of the prestigious USC Thornton School of Music (in 'Composition and Recording Arts'). Bear McCreary was one of a small and select group of proteges of the late, many-honored film composer Elmer Bernstein. Although he is now firmly in the mainstream of film ...

51. 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, ...

52. Ian Honeyman

Soundtrack | Lockout

Won an "Award Of Merit" in the 2012 Global Music Awards for his score for "The Philly Kid".

53. Ramin Djawadi

Composer | Game of Thrones

Ramin Djawadi was born on July 19, 1974 in Duisburg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He is a composer, known for Game of Thrones (2011), Iron Man (2008) and Westworld (2016). He is married to Jennifer Hawks. They have two children.

54. Toygar Isikli

Composer | Bi Küçük Eylül Meselesi

Toygar Isikli is known for his work on A Small September Affair (2014), Çarpisma (2018) and Kuzgun (2019).

55. Hildur Guðnadóttir

Music_department | Arrival

Hildur Guðnadóttir is a composer, known for Arrival (2016), Sicario (2015) and The Revenant (2015).

56. Jóhann Jóhannsson

Composer | Sicario

Jóhann Jóhannsson was born on September 19, 1969 in Reykjavík, Iceland. He was a composer, known for Sicario (2015), The Theory of Everything (2014) and Prisoners (2013). He died on February 9, 2018 in Berlin, Germany.

58. Nicolas Errèra

Composer | Xie bu ya zheng

Nicolas Errera is a French composer and musician working all over the world. He was born in Paris. He studied piano at Normale Superior School of Musique of Paris, Electronic composition with the GRM class in the National Superior Conservatory of Paris. First Price of Soundtrack Class in Normale ...

59. Theodore Shapiro

Composer | The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Theodore Shapiro was born on September 29, 1971 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Theodore Michael Shapiro. He is a composer, known for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013), Tropic Thunder (2008) and I Love You, Man (2009).

60. Nathan Barr

Composer | Cabin Fever

Nathan Barr is a unique breed of composer. In addition to writing his scores, he also performs all of the instruments heard in many of his compositions. Skilled in many styles and genres, ranging from orchestral to rock, Barr is known for his collection and inclusion of rare and unusual instruments...

61. Mark Mothersbaugh

Composer | Thor: Ragnarok

Graduate of Woodridge High School in Peninsula, Ohio.

Attended Kent State University (1970-73) in Kent, Ohio, to focus on attaining an art degree. While at Kent State Mothersbaugh met Jerry Casale and Bob Lewis, who ultimately joined him in forming the 1970-80s avant-garde band Devo.

Awarded an ...

62. Austin Wintory

Composer | Journey

Austin Wintory is a Grammy-nominated and two-time BAFTA-winning composer. His career has straddled the worlds of concert music, film, and video games. Austin grew up in Denver and from the age of 10 was utterly addicted to film music. After teaching himself to compose, orchestrate and conduct in ...

63. Christophe Beck

Composer | Frozen

Christophe Beck was born in 1972 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada as Jean-Christophe Beck. He is known for his work on Frozen (2013), Ant-Man (2015) and The Muppets (2011).

65. Jon Brion

Composer | Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Jon Brion was born on December 11, 1963 in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, USA as Jon Wright Brion. He is a composer, known for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), Step Brothers (2008) and The Other Guys (2010).

66. Roger Goula

Music_department | X+Y

Roger Goula is known for his work on A Brilliant Young Mind (2014), Killers Anonymous (2019) and Tiger House (2015).



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