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If Williams wins, it'll be HUGE! It'll be his sixth Oscar! It'll be awesome! Yay! There should be shouting from the rooftops and dancing in the streets! If anyone else wins, I honestly don't care abou

Nah, George Clooney's character was a crap caricature and the sledgehammer visual symbolism was cheesy as hell: *circus announcer* "See Sandra as a baby in the womb of space! Gasp as Sandra crawls out

Is it that strange to root for John Williams winning an Oscar, on a John Williams FAN board?

Philomena is a nice score although it's full of Desplat's usual mannerisms. Offers nothing new in his career, but it's pleasant enough.

I watched Her last weekend, great film, the minimalistic music worked very well, but I don't quite remember it.

I honestly think Gravity will win.

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Philomena is a nice score although it's full of Desplat's usual mannerisms. Offers nothing new in his career, but it's pleasant enough.

I watched Her last weekend, great film, the minimalistic music worked very well, but I don't quite remember it.

Hmmmm...

So all are minimalistic scores I guess, with the exception of Williams'...

(I wish the Academy had noticed the Wind Rises score!!)

It seems minimalism, is the recipe for a succesful score these years..

I wonder what will come next...

(it could lead to a total absence of music score in the (far) future)

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I don't know if I'd call Newman's score minimalistic, have you heard it?

And Williams' score does have some minimalistic techniques in it! ;)

And yes, they should have recognized The Wind Rises, especially with the film nominated for best animated feature. It's a great score!

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I don't know if I'd call Newman's score minimalistic, have you heard it?

And Williams' score does have some minimalistic techniques in it! ;)

And yes, they should have recognized The Wind Rises, especially with the film nominated for best animated feature. It's a great score!

I haven't heard Newman's, but I just guessed that it would be in his usual minimalistic style with piano over sustained strings..

and yes, Williams' too feels minimalistic (at least for his standards), but i didn't say it, because there would be many people here that would say how thematically rich it is etc. and wouldn't accept this term for this score..

Well, maybe it's semi-minimalistic.

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Gravity ROTFLMAO

You know, i think there is a great possibility this could win!

(especially if it doesn't win in other major categories)

I think Gravity has a shot at winning best picture

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Well, it's very Newman. But it's a lot more playful and charming than something like Revolutionary Road.

Gravity ROTFLMAO

You know, i think there is a great possibility this could win!

(especially if it doesn't win in other major categories)

I think Gravity has a shot at winning best picture

Nope. 12 Years a Slave will be winning Best Picture.

Gravity ROTFLMAO

You know, i think there is a great possibility this could win!

(especially if it doesn't win in other major categories)

I think Gravity has a shot at winning best picture

Nope. 12 Years a Slave will be winning Best Picture.

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I don't know if I'd call Newman's score minimalistic, have you heard it?

And Williams' score does have some minimalistic techniques in it! ;)

And yes, they should have recognized The Wind Rises, especially with the film nominated for best animated feature. It's a great score!

I haven't heard Newman's, but I just guessed that it would be in his usual minimalistic style with piano over sustained strings..

and yes, Williams' too feels minimalistic (at least for his standards), but i didn't say it, because there would be many people here that would say how thematically rich it is etc..

You can still have a thematically rich score with minimalistic works you know.

And Williams has his own style of minimalism as heard in scores like Memoirs or AI. This style is prevalent to a degree, in the Book Thief.

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Congrats to Maestro Williams for his nomination! I have my fingers crossed for his win, as usual! :)

I'm no Oracle, but seeing that the film has only this nomination, i think it's highly unlikely.

(Usually nominations in major categories help the winning scores because the jury take a notice of them more)

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Congrats to Maestro Williams for his nomination! I have my fingers crossed for his win, as usual! :)

I'm no Oracle, but seeing that the hilm has only this nomination, i think it's highly unlikely.

(Usually nominations in major categories help the winning scores because jury take a notice of them more)

Let's hope this score makes the exception to that rule! ;)

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Congrats to Maestro Williams for his nomination! I have my fingers crossed for his win, as usual! :)

I'm no Oracle, but seeing that the film has only this nomination, i think it's highly unlikely.

(Usually nominations in major categories help the winning scores because jury take a notice of them more)

Let's hope this score makes the exception to that rule! ;)

I suppose, if there is any objectivity in music, this would be the best indeed.

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Gravity ROTFLMAO

You know, i think there is a great possibility this could win!

It's the frontrunner, no question about it--it's almost a silent movie, it plays a major role in establishing the overall atmosphere of the film and it gets a lot more noticed than the usual film score. Here's your award, Mr. Price!

If it's not Gravity, then I'm pretty sure the award will go to Her.

Anyway, congratulations to the Maestro for his well deserved nomination. He's still the best!

Oh, aand congrats to Bruce Broughton as well (nominated in the Best Song category). Go Bruce!

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maybe it's a bit irrelevant, but i thought to post here the list of nominations from 1994, to see how things "evolved" in 20 years.

Interview with a Vampire (Goldenthal)

The Lion King (Zimmer)

Little Women (Newman)

The Shawshank Redemption (Newman)

Forrest Gump (Silvestri)

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Btw, what was Gravity composer Steve Price's involvement in the LotR scores?

I think he was part of the music editing team.

maybe it's a bit irrelevant, but i thought to post here the list of nominations from 1994, to see how things "evolved" in 20 years.

Interview with a Vampire (Goldenthal)

The Lion King (Zimmer)

Little Women (Newman)

The Shawshank Redemption (Newman)

Forrest Gump (Silvestri)

1962 nominations show even better:

Lawrence of Arabia – Maurice Jarre

To Kill a Mockingbird – Elmer Bernstein

Freud – Jerry Goldsmith

Mutiny on the Bounty – Bronislau Kaper

Taras Bulba – Franz Waxman

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Btw, what was Gravity composer Steve Price's involvement in the LotR scores?

Wouldn't be surprised if he was a sound designer. A lot of the throbbing, sub-bass, and whiring effects for the ring, the Great Eye, Dead Marshes, the green beam of light from Minas Morgul etc. sound like Price.

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If Williams wins, it'll be HUGE! It'll be his sixth Oscar! It'll be awesome! Yay! There should be shouting from the rooftops and dancing in the streets!

If anyone else wins, I honestly don't care about the Oscars, anyway. They're elitist, and who gives a flip what the Academy thinks. Anyone who pays attention to these awards is a loser.

ROTFLMAO

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Yup, the overall winner will be a popular contest mostly voted on my people who don't know a thing about film music.

Being selected by the actual musicians in the academy to be nominated is a higher honor

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If Williams wins, it'll be HUGE! It'll be his sixth Oscar! It'll be awesome! Yay! There should be shouting from the rooftops and dancing in the streets!

If anyone else wins, I honestly don't care about the Oscars, anyway. They're elitist, and who gives a flip what the Academy thinks. Anyone who pays attention to these awards is a loser.

Exactly! I could not have put it better myself.

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Gravity ROTFLMAO

You know, i think there is a great possibility this could win!

(especially if it doesn't win in other major categories)

I think Gravity has a shot at winning best picture

Just looking at the number of nominations it has, "Gravity" or "American Hustle" will likely take the Best Picture Oscar. I wouldn't underestimate "12 Years a Slave" either.

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Gravity ROTFLMAO

You know, i think there is a great possibility this could win!

(especially if it doesn't win in other major categories)

I think Gravity has a shot at winning best picture

Just looking at the number of nominations it has, "Gravity" or "American Hustle" will likely take the Best Picture Oscar. I wouldn't underestimate "12 Years a Slave" either.

12 Years is winning best picture. Not Gravity.

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Her is the only surprise there.

I'm surprised Zimmer didn't got a nomination for Man of Steel (it totally deserves it).

Absolutely.

Had no idea you were a fan Joe.

how have you missed all my love filled Zimmer threads and posts?
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Complete list of nominees:

Best picture

"12 Years a Slave"
"The Wolf of Wall Street"
"Captain Phillips"
"Her"
"American Hustle"
"Gravity"
"Dallas Buyers Club"
"Nebraska"
"Philomena"

Best director
Steve McQueen -- "12 Years a Slave"
David O. Russell -- "American Hustle"
Alfonso Cuaron -- "Gravity"
Alexander Payne -- "Nebraska"
Martin Scorsese -- "The Wolf of Wall Street"

Best actor
Bruce Dern -- "Nebraska"
Chiwetel Ejiofor -- "12 Years a Slave"
Matthew McConaughey -- "Dallas Buyers Club"
Leonardo DiCaprio -- "The Wolf of Wall Street"
Christian Bale -- "American Hustle"

Best actress
Amy Adams -- "American Hustle"
Cate Blanchett -- "Blue Jasmine"
Judi Dench -- "Philomena"
Sandra Bullock -- "Gravity"
Meryl Streep -- "August: Osage County"

Best supporting actor
Barkhad Abdi -- "Captain Phillips"
Bradley Cooper -- "American Hustle"
Jonah Hill -- "The Wolf of Wall Street"
Jared Leto -- "Dallas Buyers Club"
Michael Fassbender -- "12 Years a Slave"

Best supporting actress
Jennifer Lawrence -- "American Hustle"
Lupita Nyong'o -- "12 Years a Slave"
June Squibb -- "Nebraska"
Julia Roberts -- "August: Osage County"
Sally Hawkins -- "Blue Jasmine"

Best original screenplay
"American Hustle" -- David O. Russell and Eric Warren Singer
"Blue Jasmine" -- Woody Allen
"Her" -- Spike Jonze
"Nebraska" -- Bob Nelson
"Dallas Buyers Club" -- Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack

Best adapted screenplay
"12 Years a Slave" -- John Ridley
"Before Midnight" -- Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke and Richard Linklater
"The Wolf of Wall Street" -- Terence Winter
"Captain Phillips" -- Billy Ray
"Philomena" -- Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope

Best animated feature
"The Wind Rises"
"Frozen"
"Despicable Me 2"
"Ernest & Celestine"
"The Croods"

Best foreign feature
"The Hunt" (Denmark)
"The Broken Circle Breakdown" (Belgium)
"The Great Beauty" (Italy)
"Omar" (Palestinian territories)
"The Missing Picture" (Cambodia)

Best documentary feature
"The Act of Killing"
"20 Feet From Stardom"
"The Square"
"Cutie and the Boxer"
"Dirty Wars"

Best music (original song)
"Frozen": "Let it Go" -- Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez
"Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom": "Ordinary Love" -- U2, Paul Hewson
"Her": "The Moon Song" -- Karen O, Spike Jonze
"Despicable Me 2": "Happy" -- Pharrell Williams
"Alone Yet Not Alone": "Alone Yet Not Alone" -- Bruce Broughton, Dennis Spiegel

Best music (original score)
"Gravity" -- Steven Price
"Philomena" -- Alexandre Desplat
"The Book Thief" -- John Williams
"Saving Mr. Banks" -- Thomas Newman
"Her" -- William Butler and Owen Pallett

Best cinematography
"Gravity" -- Emmanuel Lubezki
"Inside Llewyn Davis" -- Bruno Delbonnel
"Nebraska" -- Phedon Papamichael
"Prisoners" -- Roger Deakins
"The Grandmaster" -- Phillippe Le Sourd

Best costume design
"The Great Gatsby" -- Catherine Martin
"12 Years a Slave" -- Patricia Norris
"The Grandmaster" -- William Chang Suk Ping
"American Hustle" -- Michael Wilkinson
"The Invisible Woman" -- Michael O'Connor

Best documentary feature
"The Act of Killing"
"20 Feet From Stardom"
"The Square"
"Cutie and the Boxer"
"Dirty Wars"

Best film editing
"Gravity" -- Alfonso Cuaron, Mark Sanger
"12 Years a Slave"-- Joe Walker
"Captain Phillips" -- Christopher Rouse
"American Hustle" -- Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers and Alan Baumgarten
"Dallas Buyers Club" -- John Mac McMurphy and Martin Pensa

Best makeup and hairstyling
"The Lone Ranger" -- Joel Harlow and Gloria Pasqua-Casny
"Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa" -- Stephen Prouty
"Dallas Buyers Club" -- Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews

Best production design
"12 Years a Slave" -- Adam Stockhausen and Alice Baker
"The Great Gatsby" -- Catherine Martin and Beverley Dunn
"American Hustle" -- Judy Becker and Heather Loeffler
"Gravity" -- Andy Nicholson, Rosie Goodwin and Joanne Woollard
"Her" -- K.K. Barrett and Gene Serdena

Best visual effects
"Gravity"
"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"
"Star Trek Into Darkness"
"Iron Man 3"
"The Lone Ranger"

Best sound mixing
"Gravity"
"Captain Phillips"
"Lone Survivor"
"Inside Llewyn Davis"
"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"

Best sound editing
"Gravity"
"All Is Lost"
"Captain Phillips"
"Lone Survivor"
"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"

Best short film, live action
"Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn't Me)"
"Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just Before Losing Everything)"
"Helium"
"Pitaako Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?)"
"The Voorman Problem"

Best short film, animated
"Feral"
"Get a Horse!"
"Mr. Hublot"
"Possessions"
"Room on the Broom"

Best documentary short
"CaveDigger"
"Facing Fear"
"Karama Has No Walls"
"The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life"
"Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall"

http://oscar.go.com/nominees

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I wouldn't be surprised if Newman wins. I gave up trying to figure out the Academy's thought process on the score category. It's all over the place. I'm rooting for Williams, but admittedly it would look weird with his other wins for original score.

Jaws

Star Wars

E.T.

Schindler's LIst

....

..

.

The Book Thief??

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I wouldn't be surprised if Newman wins. I gave up trying to figure out the Academy's thought process on the score category. It's all over the place. I'm rooting for Williams, but admittedly it would look weird with his other wins for original score.

Jaws

Star Wars

E.T.

Schindler's LIst

....

..

.

The Book Thief??

Yeah, I've always liked that his original score wins all belong to iconic achievements in his filmography. At this point I'd just be happy to see him reach 50 nominations.

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