Unbelievably, we’re about three months away from the 89th Academy Awards and I thought I would resume a series I began shortly before this years Oscars: profiling film composers who have won for Best Original Score across the years.
Alexandre Desplat had been nominated for Best Original Score a total of seven times before finally winning for his work on The Grand Budapest Hotel (previous nominations: The Queen; The Curious Case of Benjamin Button; Fantastic Mr. Fox; The King’s Speech; Argo; Philomena; and The Imitation Game.) His win for The Grand Budapest Hotel was well-deserved: the score is full of whimsy and charm.
I’m super excited to hear Desplat’s work in Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017), perhaps this will earn him a second Oscar win. Only time will tell.
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