Academy awards related to music and sound


Thought I’d recap the Oscar winners related to music and audio.

(photo from flickr user wannabehipster)

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)

  • Winner – “Brokeback Mountain” (Focus Features) Gustavo Santaolalla
  • “The Constant Gardener” (Focus Features)
  • Alberto Iglesias
      “Memoirs of a Geisha” (Sony Pictures Releasing) John Williams
  • “Munich” (Universal and DreamWorks) John Williams
  • “Pride & Prejudice” (Focus Features) Dario Marianelli

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)

  • “In the Deep” from “Crash” (Lions Gate) Music by Kathleen “Bird” York and Michael Becker Lyric by Kathleen “Bird” York
  • Winner – “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp” from“Hustle & Flow” (Paramount Classics, MTV Films and New Deal Entertainment) Music and Lyric by Jordan Houston, Cedric Coleman and Paul Beauregard
  • “Travelin’ Thru” from “Transamerica” (The Weinstein Company and IFC Films)Music and Lyric by Dolly Parton

Achievement in sound editing

  • Winner – “King Kong” (Universal) Mike Hopkins and Ethan Van der Ryn
  • “Memoirs of a Geisha” (Sony Pictures Releasing) Wylie Stateman
  • “War of the Worlds” (Paramount and DreamWorks) Richard King

Achievement in sound mixing

  • “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” (Buena Vista) Terry Porter, Dean A. Zupancic and Tony Johnson
  • Winner – “King Kong” (Universal) Christopher Boyes, Michael Semanick, Michael Hedges and Hammond Peek
  • “Memoirs of a Geisha” (Sony Pictures Releasing) Kevin O’Connell, Greg P. Russell, Rick Kline and John Pritchett
  • “Walk the Line” (20th Century Fox)Paul Massey, D.M. Hemphill and Peter F. Kurland
  • “War of the Worlds” (Paramount and DreamWorks) Andy Nelson, Anna Behlmer and Ronald Judkins

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