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Poll: Best Score Winners (1980s-1990s)

Which of these films of the 1980s and the 1990s, that won the Academy Award for Best Music, do you think has the best score?

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    Fame (1980)

    Award: Best Original Score

    Music by: Michael Gore

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    Chariots of Fire (1981)

    Award: Best Original Score

    Music by: Vangelis

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    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

    Award: Best Original Score

    Music by: John Williams

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    Victor Victoria (1982)

    Award: Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Best Adaptation Score

    Music by: Henry Mancini and Leslie Bricusse

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    The Right Stuff (1983)

    Award: Best Original Score

    Music by: Bill Conti

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    Yentl (1983)

    Award: Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Best Adaptation Score

    Music by: Michel Legrand, Alan Bergman, and Marilyn Bergman

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    A Passage to India (1984)

    Award: Best Original Score

    Music by: Maurice Jarre

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    Purple Rain (1984)

    Award: Best Song Score

    Music by: Prince

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    Out of Africa (1985)

    Award: Best Original Score

    Music by: John Barry

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    'Round Midnight (1986)

    Award: Best Original Score

    Music by: Herbie Hancock

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    The Last Emperor (1987)

    Award: Best Original Score

    Music by: Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Byrne, and Cong Su

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    The Milagro Beanfield War (1988)

    Award: Best Original Score

    Music by: Dave Grusin

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    The Little Mermaid (1989)

    Award: Best Original Score

    Music by: Alan Menken

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    Dances with Wolves (1990)

    Award: Best Original Score

    Music by: John Barry

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    Beauty and the Beast (1991)

    Award: Best Original Score

    Music by: Alan Menken

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    Aladdin (1992)

    Award: Best Original Score

    Music by: Alan Menken

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    Schindler's List (1993)

    Award: Best Original Score

    Music by: John Williams

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    The Lion King (1994)

    Award: Best Original Score

    Music by: Hans Zimmer

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    The Postman (1994)

    Award: Best Original Dramatic Score

    Music by: Luis Bacalov

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    Pocahontas (1995)

    Award: Best Musical or Comedy Score

    Music by: Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz

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    The English Patient (1996)

    Award: Best Original Dramatic Score

    Music by: Gabriel Yared

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    Emma (1996)

    Award: Best Musical or Comedy Score

    Music by: Rachel Portman

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    Titanic (1997)

    Award: Best Original Dramatic Score

    Music by: James Horner

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    The Full Monty (1997)

    Award: Best Musical or Comedy Score

    Music by: Anne Dudley

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    Life Is Beautiful (1997)

    Award: Best Original Dramatic Score

    Music by: Nicola Piovani

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    Shakespeare in Love (1998)

    Award: Best Musical or Comedy Score

    Music by: Stephen Warbeck

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    The Red Violin (1998)

    Award: Best Original Score

    Music by: John Corigliano


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