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Awards

Academy Awards, USA

2009 Nominee
Oscar
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score
Milk (2008)
2004 Nominee
Oscar
Best Music, Original Score
Big Fish (2003)
1998 Nominee
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 Nominee
Golden Globe
Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Alice in Wonderland (2010)
2004 Nominee
Golden Globe
Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Big Fish (2003)
1994 Nominee
Golden Globe
Best Original Score - Motion Picture
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Primetime Emmy Awards

2016 Winner
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Music Direction
Live from Lincoln Center (1976)
For episode "Danny Elfman's Music from the Films of Tim Burton
2005 Winner
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Main Title Theme Music
Desperate Housewives (2004)
1990 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Main Title Theme Music
The Simpsons (1989)

BAFTA Awards

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

20/20 Awards

2018 Winner
Felix
Best Score Comedy or Musical
Men in Black (1997)
Nominee
Felix
Best Score Drama
Good Will Hunting (1997)
2017 Winner
Felix
Best Score Comedy or Musical
Mars Attacks! (1996)
2014 Winner
Felix
Best Original Score
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Nominee
Felix
Best Original Song
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
For "Oogie Boogie's Song"
Best Original Song
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
"Sally's Song"
Best Original Song
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
"This Is Halloween"
2011 Winner
Felix
Best Original Score
Edward Scissorhands (1990)

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA

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

Annie Awards

2015 Nominee
Annie
Outstanding Achievement in Music in an Animated Feature Production
Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)
2014 Nominee
Annie
Outstanding Achievement in Music in an Animated Feature Production
Epic (2013)
2008 Nominee
Annie
Best Music in an Animated Feature Production
Meet the Robinsons (2007)
Shared with:

Awards Circuit Community Awards

2005 Nominee
ACCA
Best Original Score
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
2003 Nominee
ACCA
Best Original Score
Big Fish (2003)
1997 Nominee
ACCA
Best Original Score
Good Will Hunting (1997)
Best Original Score
Men in Black (1997)
1993 Nominee
ACCA
Best Original Score
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
1992 Nominee
ACCA
Best Original Score
Batman Returns (1992)

BMI Film & TV Awards

2018 Winner
BMI Film Music Award
Film Music
Justice League (2017)
Film Music
Fifty Shades Freed (2018)
2017 Winner
BMI Film Music Award
Film Music
The Girl on the Train (2016)
Film Music
Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)
Film Music
Fifty Shades Darker (2017)
2016 Winner
BMI Film Music Award
Film Music
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Shared with:
Film Music
Goosebumps (1995)
2015 Winner
BMI Film Music Award
Film Music
Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)
2014 Winner
BMI Film Music Award
Film Music
Epic (2013)
Film Music
Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)
Film Music
American Hustle (2013)
2013 Winner
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 Winner
BMI Film Music Award
Film Music
Real Steel (2011)
2010 Winner
BMI Film Music Award
Film Music
Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Film Music
Terminator Salvation (2009)
Film Music
The Wolfman (2010)
2009 Winner
BMI Film Music Award
Wanted (2008)
Winner
BMI TV Music Award
Desperate Housewives (2004)
Shared with:
2008 Winner
BMI TV Music Award
Desperate Housewives (2004)
Shared with:
2007 Winner
BMI Film Music Award
Film Music
Charlotte's Web (2006)
Nacho Libre (2006)
2005 Winner
BMI Film Music Award
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
Winner
BMI TV Music Award
Desperate Housewives (2004)
Shared with:
2004 Winner
BMI Film Music Award
Hulk (2003)
2003 Winner
BMI Film Music Award
Spider-Man (2002)
Men in Black II (2002)
Chicago (2002)
Winner
BMI TV Music Award
The Simpsons (1989)
2002 Winner
BMI Film Music Award
Planet of the Apes (2001)
Winner
Richard Kirk Career Achievement Award
2001 Winner
BMI Film Music Award
The Family Man (2000)
2000 Winner
BMI Film Music Award
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
1998 Winner
BMI Film Music Award
Men in Black (1997)
Good Will Hunting (1997)
Flubber (1997)
Winner
BMI TV Music Award
The Simpsons (1989)
1997 Winner
BMI Film Music Award
Mission: Impossible (1996)
1996 Winner
BMI TV Music Award
The Simpsons (1989)
1993 Winner
BMI Film Music Award
Batman Returns (1992)
1991 Winner
BMI Film Music Award
Dick Tracy (1990)
1990 Winner
BMI Film Music Award
Batman (1989)
1989 Winner
BMI Film Music Award
Beetlejuice (1988)
Scrooged (1988)
1987 Winner
BMI Film Music Award
Back to School (1986)

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards

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

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

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

Cinema Eye Honors Awards, US

2009 Nominee
Cinema Eye Honors Award
Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Score
Standard Operating Procedure (2008)

Fantasporto

2000 Winner
Special Career Award

Gold Derby Awards

2009 Nominee
Gold Derby Award
Original Score
Milk (2008)
2004 Nominee
Gold Derby Award
Original Score
Big Fish (2003)

GoldSpirit Awards

2005 Winner
GoldSpirit Awards
Best Horror Theme
Corpse Bride (2005)
for 'Into the Forest'. Tied with War of the Worlds (2005)
2001 Nominee
GoldSpirit Awards
Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Soundtrack
Planet of the Apes (2001)

Grammy Awards

2011 Nominee
Grammy
Best Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
Alice in Wonderland (2010)
2010 Nominee
Grammy
Best Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
Milk (2008)
2006 Nominee
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 Nominee
Grammy
Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
Big Fish (2003)
2003 Nominee
Grammy
Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
Spider-Man (2002)
2002 Nominee
Grammy
Best Score Soundtrack Album For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
Planet of the Apes (2001)
1998 Nominee
Grammy
Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television
Men in Black (1997)
For the main theme.
1992 Nominee
Grammy
Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
1991 Nominee
Grammy
Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television
Dick Tracy (1990)
For the original score.
1990 Winner
Grammy
Best Instrumental Composition
Batman (1989)
For "Batman Theme".
Nominee
Grammy
Best Album of Original Instrumental Background Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television
Batman (1989)

Hollywood Film Awards

2008 Winner
Hollywood Film Award
Composer of the Year

Hollywood Music In Media Awards (HMMA)

2015 Nominee
HMMA Award
Best Original Score - Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Shared with:
2014 Nominee
HMMA Award
Best Original Score - Animated Film
Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)

Houston Film Critics Society Awards

2012 Nominee
HFCS Award
Best Original Score
Hitchcock (2012)

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2013 Nominee
ICP Award
Best Original Score or Soundtrack
American Hustle (2013)
8th place.

International Cinephile Society Awards

2009 Winner
ICS Award
Best Original Score
Milk (2008)

International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA)

2015 Winner
IFMCA Award
Best Original Score for a Documentary Film
The Unknown Known (2013)
2014 Nominee
IFMCA Award
Best Original Score for an Animated Film
Epic (2013)
2013 Winner
IFMCA Award
Film Composer of the Year
Nominee
IFMCA Award
Best Original Score for a Comedy Film
Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Best Original Score for an Animated Film
Frankenweenie (2012)
2012 Winner
IFMCA Award
Best Archival Release of an Existing Score
Shared with:
The Danny Elfman & Tim Burton 25th Anniversary Music Box
Nominee
IFMCA Award
Best Original Score for an Action/Adventure/Thriller Film
Real Steel (2011)
Film Music Composition of the Year
Real Steel (2011)
"Final Round"
2011 Winner
IFMCA Award
Film Music Composition of the Year
Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Track: "Alice's Theme"
Nominee
IFMCA Award
Best Original Score for a Fantasy/Science Fiction/Horror Film
Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Film Composer of the Year
Best Archival Release of an Existing Score
Batman Returns (1992)
Shared with:
2009 Winner
IFMCA Award
Film Composer of the Year
Best Original Score for a Documentary Film
Standard Operating Procedure (2008)
Nominee
IFMCA Award
Film Score of the Year
Standard Operating Procedure (2008)
Best Original Score for a Drama Film
Milk (2008)
Best Original Score for an Action/Adventure Film
Wanted (2008)
Best Original Score for a Fantasy/Science Fiction Film
Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
Film Music Composition of the Year
Wanted (2008)
Track: "Success Montage"
2008 Nominee
IFMCA Award
Best Original Score for an Animated Film
Meet the Robinsons (2007)
2007 Nominee
IFMCA Award
Best Original Score for an Animated Film
Charlotte's Web (2006)
2006 Nominee
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)
2005 Winner
IFMCA Award
Best Original Score for Television
Desperate Housewives (2004)
Shared with:
Nominee
IFMCA Award
Best Original Score for an Action/Adventure Film
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
1999 Nominee
FMCJ Award
Film Score of the Year
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Film Composer of the Year

International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA)

2004 Nominee
INOCA
Best Original Score
Big Fish (2003)

Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)

2004 Nominee
IOMA
Best Original Score (Miglior colonna sonora originale)
Big Fish (2003)

Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards

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

Online Film & Television Association

2009 Nominee
OFTA Film Award
Best Music, Original Score
Milk (2008)
2006 Nominee
OFTA Film Award
Best Music, Original Score
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
2004 Winner
OFTA Television Award
Best New Theme Song in a Series, Motion Picture or Miniseries
Desperate Housewives (2004)
Nominee
OFTA Film Award
Best Music, Original Score
Big Fish (2003)
2000 Nominee
OFTA Film Award
Best Music, Original Score
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
1999 Winner
OFTA Film Hall of Fame
Behind the Scenes
Music
Nominee
OFTA Film Award
Best Music, Original Dramatic Score
A Simple Plan (1998)
1998 Nominee
OFTA Film Award
Best Music, Original Comedy/Musical Score
Men in Black (1997)

Online Film Critics Society Awards

2009 Nominee
OFCS Award
Best Original Score
Milk (2008)

Palm Springs International Film Festival

2004 Winner
Frederick Loewe Award for Film Composing

Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards

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

San Diego Film Critics Society Awards

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

Satellite Awards

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

SFX Awards, UK

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

World Soundtrack Awards

2013 Nominee
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 Nominee
World Soundtrack Award
Soundtrack Composer of the Year
Alice in Wonderland (2010)
The Wolfman (2010)
2009 Nominee
World Soundtrack Award
Soundtrack Composer of the Year
Milk (2008)
Taking Woodstock (2009)
Notorious (2009)
2006 Nominee
World Soundtrack Award
Soundtrack Composer of the Year
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
2002 Nominee
World Soundtrack Award
Best Original Soundtrack of the Year
Spider-Man (2002)

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