Music by the Oscar Contenders

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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Sunday evening's 2013 Academy Awards will present an Oscar for best musical score to either Alexandre Desplat for "Argo," Mychael Danna for "Life of Pi," Dario Marianelli for "Anna Karenina," Thomas Newman for "Skyfall," or John Williams for "Lincoln." David Garland gives you the chance to evaluate the contenders by presenting music from these scores, plus other film music by the same composers.

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John from Florida

Great program, David. I was also predicting that John Williams would win for Lincoln, and I personally feel that the Lincoln score is superior to the other nominated scores.

Well, Mychael Danna won Best Score for Life of Pi - a worthy winner and gave a gracious acceptance speech. Also, it's sad that Thomas Newman is now 0/11 at the Oscars.

Also, for anyone interested: The Hollywood Reporter did a one-hour roundtable with composers (Danna, Desplat, Elfman, and others). It's a great watch: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/zero-dark-thirty-life-pi-404029

Feb. 25 2013 02:12 AM

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