Let’s go to the Oscars #1: Jerry Goldsmith wins Original Score with “The Omen”

(since the Academy Awards are on Sunday, this seemed fitting, maybe I’ll find a few more)

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On March 28th, 1977, the 49th Annual Academy Awards were held. On this day, Jerry Goldsmith won his first and only Oscar for The Omen, a 1976 film that told the story of diplomat Robert Thorn (Gregory Peck), who learns over time that his adopted son Damien may very well be the Antichrist.

The Omen wins Best Original Score

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, it is a great shame that Goldsmith only won a single Oscar over the course of his career, but at least he got his moment of glory (sadly, some composers never do).

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To see more film composers at the Oscars, check out:

Let’s go to the Oscars: John Williams and his five Academy Awards

Let’s go to the Oscars: Howard Shore wins for “The Lord of the Rings”

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8 thoughts on “Let’s go to the Oscars #1: Jerry Goldsmith wins Original Score with “The Omen”

  1. geelw

    Here’s some devilish trivia for you: Bernard Herrmann, the great composer of many fantastic films scores which should have been nominated or won Oscars, also only won ONE, also for a film about Ol’ Scratch coming to earth to raise a little hell. 1941’s The Devil and Daniel Webster (aka All That Money Can Buy) comes highly recommended if you’ve never seen it.

    Uncle Joe (Dante) says it best:

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