Wednesday, 14 December 2016


Colour me deeply unimpressed with the Academy's music branch once again. In their seemingly arbitrary process of determining which submitted scores from the year in film are eligible for nomination, they've deemed Johann Johannsson's outstanding work from Arrival not to fit the criteria due to the sparing use of existing Max Richter pieces, yet have deemed Justin Hurwitz's work from La La Land to indeed fit them, despite the existence of a separate category for musicals that is supposed to render them ineligible for this award. Another Oscar to which La La Land is set to undeservedly cruise. Oscar nominations are due on the 24th of January.

Craig Armstrong (Bridget Jones's Baby)
Craig Armstrong (Me Before You)
Burt Bacharach (Po)
Lorne Balfe (13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi)
Christophe Beck (Trolls)
Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders (Ben-Hur)
Volker Bertelmann and Dustin O'Halloran (Lion)
Joseph Bishara (The Conjuring 2)
Joseph Bishara (The Other Side of the Door)
Nicholas Britell (Free State of Jones)
Nicholas Britell (Moonlight)
Lukasz Buda and Samuel Scott (Hunt for the Wilderpeople)
Carter Burwell (The Founder)
Carter Burwell (Hail, Caesar!)
Jake Cardoni (Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates)
Nick Cave and Warren Ellis (Hell or High Water)
Jeff Danna and Mychael Danna (Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk)
Jeff Danna and Mychael Danna (Storks)
John Debney (Ice Age: Collision Course)
John Debney (The Jungle Book)
Alexandre Desplat (American Pastoral)
Alexandre Desplat (Florence Foster Jenkins)
Alexandre Desplat (The Light Between Oceans)
Alexandre Desplat (The Secret Life of Pets)
Ramin Djawadi (Warcraft)
Anne Dudley (Elle)
Fil Eisler (How to Be Single)
Danny Elfman (Alice Through the Looking Glass)
Danny Elfman (The Girl on the Train)
Andrew Feltenstein and John Nau (The Bronze)
Robin Foster (Anthropoid)
Steve Gernes and Duncan Thum (Off the Rails)
Michael Giacchino (Doctor Strange)
Michael Giacchino (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)
Michael Giacchino (Star Trek Beyond)
Michael Giacchino (Zootopia)
Harry Gregson-Williams (Live by Night)
Rupert Gregson-Williams (Hacksaw Ridge)
Rupert Gregson-Williams (The Legend of Tarzan)
T. Griffin and Dylan Stark (Life, Animated)
John Andrew Grush and Taylor Stewart (Ouija: Origin of Evil)
Hugi Gudmundsson and Hjortur Ingvi Johannsson (Autumn Lights)
Todd Haberman (The Charnel House)
Jamie Hall (10 Days in a Madhouse)
Daniel Hart (Pete's Dragon)
Richard Harvey and Hans Zimmer (The Little Prince)
Alex Heffes (Queen of Katwe)
Paul Hepker and Mark Kilian (Eye in the Sky)
Mike Higham and Matthew Margeson (Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children)
David Hirschfelder (The Dressmaker)
Tom Holkenborg (Deadpool)
Julia Holter (Bleed for This)
Andy Hull and Robert McDowell (Swiss Army Man)
Ian Hultquist (Silicon Cowboys)
Ian Hultquist and Sofia Hultquist (The First Monday in May)
Justin Hurwitz (La La Land)
Alberto Iglesias (Julieta)
Mark Isham (The Accountant)
Mark Isham (Mr. Church)
Steve Jablonsky (Deepwater Horizon)
Steve Jablonsky (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows)
Henry Jackman (The Birth of a Nation)
Henry Jackman (Captain America: Civil War)
Henry Jackman (Jack Reacher: Never Go Back)
Christian Jacob (Sully)
Jim Jarmusch and Carter Logan (Paterson)
Jo Yeong Wook (The Handmaiden)
Tim Jones (The Abolitionists)
Harald Kloser and Thomas Wander (Independence Day: Resurgence)
Abel Korzeniowski (Nocturnal Animals)
Jed Kurzel (Assassin's Creed)
Christopher Lennertz (The Boss)
Christopher Lennertz (My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2)
Christopher Lennertz (Ride Along 2)
Christopher Lennertz and Alan Menken (Sausage Party)
Silvia Leonetti (Armenia, My Love)
Mica Levi (Jackie)
Michael A. Levine (Landfill Harmonic)
Dominic Lewis (Money Monster)
Gary Lionelli (O.J.: Made in America)
Saul Simon MacWilliams and Dan Romer (Gleason)
Mark Mancina (Moana)
Clint Mansell (High-Rise)
Matthew Margeson (Eddie the Eagle)
Dario Marianelli (Kubo and the Two Strings)
Sune Martin (Land of Mine)
Cliff Martinez (The Neon Demon)
Alain Mayrand (No Letting Go)
Bear McCreary (10 Cloverfield Lane)
Brian McOmber (Krisha)
John Mellencamp (Ithaca)
Angelo Milli (Hands of Stone)
Ronnie Minder (The Legend of Ben Hall)
Jake Monaco (Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie)
Jake Monaco (Keeping Up with the Joneses)
Roger Neill (20th Century Women)
Thomas Newman (Finding Dory)
Thomas Newman (Passengers)
James Newton Howard (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them)
James Newton Howard (The Huntsman: Winter's War)
Atli Orvarsson (Bilal)
Atli Orvarsson (The Edge of Seventeen)
John Ottman (The Nice Guys)
John Ottman (X-Men: Apocalypse)
John Paesano (Almost Christmas)
Eloi Painchaud and Jorana Pelletier (Snowtime!)
Daniel Pemberton (Gold)
Laurent Perez del Mar (The Red Turtle)
Rachel Portman (Race)
Steven Price (Suicide Squad)
Stephen Raynor-Endelman (Greater)
Heitor Pereira (The Angry Birds Movie)
Keith Power and Brian Tyler (Criminal)
A. R. Rahman (Pele: Birth of a Legend)
Brian Reitzell (Kicks)
Michael Reola (Believe)
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (Patriot's Day)
Max Richter (Miss Sloane)
Max Richter (Morgan)
Michael Rohatyn (Maggie's Plan)
Jonathan Sadoff (The Meddler)
Theodore Shapiro (Collateral Beauty)
Theodore Shapiro (Ghostbusters)
Theodore Shapiro (The Invitation)
Theodore Shapiro (Zoolander 2)
Howard Shore (Denial)
Ryan Shore (Floyd Norman: An Animated Life)
Carlo Siliotto (Miracles from Heaven)
Alan Silvestri (Allied)
Joby Talbot (Sing)
Stephen James Taylor (Southside with You)
Brian Tyler (Now You See Me 2)
Nick Urata (Whiskey Tango Foxtrot)
Fernando Velazquez (A Monster Calls)
Jay Wadley (Indignation)
Benjamin Wallfisch (Lights Out)
Benjamin Wallfisch and Pharrell Williams (Hidden Figures)
John Williams (The BFG)
David Wingo (Loving)
David Wingo (Midnight Special)
Christopher Young (The Monkey King: Hero Is Back)
Geoff Zanelli (The Ottoman Lieutenant)
Marcelo Zarvos (The Choice)
Marcelo Zarvos (Fences)
Marcelo Zarvos (Our Kind of Traitor)