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2010s

2018 (91st)

MUSIC (Original Score)

Black Panther – Ludwig Goransson
BlacKkKlansman – Terence Blanchard
If Beale Street Could Talk – Nicholas Britell
Isle of Dogs – Alexandre Desplat
Mary Poppins Returns – Marc Shaiman

2017 (90th)

MUSIC (Original Score)

Dunkirk – Hans Zimmer
Phantom Thread – Jonny Greenwood
The Shape of Water – Alexandre Desplat
Star Wars: The Last Jedi – John Williams
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Carter Burwell

2016 (89th)

MUSIC (Original Score)

Jackie – Mica Levi
La La Land – Justin Hurwitz
Lion – Dustin O’Halloran, Hauschka
Moonlight – Nicholas Britell
Passengers – Thomas Newman

2015 (88th)

MUSIC (Original Score)

Bridge of Spies – Thomas Newman
Carol – Carter Burwell
The Hateful Eight – Ennio Morricone
Sicario – Jóhann Jóhannsson
Star Wars: The Force Awakens – John Williams

2014 (87th)

MUSIC (Original Score)

The Grand Budapest Hotel – Alexandre Desplat
The Imitation Game – Alexandre Desplat
Interstellar – Hans Zimmer
Mr. Turner – Gary Yershon
The Theory of Everything – Jóhann Jóhannsson

2013 (86th)

MUSIC (Original Score)

The Book Thief – John Williams
Gravity – Steven Price
Her – William Butler, Owen Pallett
Philomena – Alexandre Desplat
Saving Mr. Banks – Thomas Newman

2012 (85th)

MUSIC (Original Score)

Anna Karenina – Dario Marianelli
Argo – Alexandre Desplat
Life of Pi – Mychael Danna
Lincoln – John Williams
Skyfall – Thomas Newman

2011 (84th)

MUSIC (Original Score)

The Adventures of Tintin – John Williams
The Artist – Ludovic Bource
Hugo – Howard Shore
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – Alberto Iglesias
War Horse – John Williams

2010 (83rd)

MUSIC (Original Score)

How to Train Your Dragon – John Powell
Inception – Hans Zimmer
The King’s Speech – Alexandre Desplat
127 Hours – A.R. Rahman
The Social Network – Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross

2000s

2009 (82nd)

MUSIC (Original Score)

Avatar – James Horner
Fantastic Mr. Fox – Alexandre Desplat
The Hurt Locker – Marco Beltrami, Buck Sanders
Sherlock Holmes – Hans Zimmer
Up – Michael Giacchino

2008 (81st)

MUSIC (Original Score)

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – Alexandre Desplat
Defiance – James Newton Howard
Milk – Danny Elfman
Slumdog Millionaire – A.R. Rahman
WALL-E – Thomas Newman

2007 (80th)

MUSIC (Original Score)

Atonement – Dario Marianelli
The Kite Runner – Alberto Iglesias
Michael Clayton – James Newton Howard
Ratatouille – Michael Giacchino
3:10 to Yuma – Marco Beltrami

2006 (79th)

MUSIC (Original Score)

Babel – Gustavo Santaolalla
The Good German – Thomas Newman
Notes on a Scandal – Philip Glass
Pan’s Labyrinth – Javier Navarrete
The Queen – Alexandre Desplat

2005 (78th)

MUSIC (Original Score)

Brokeback Mountain – Gustavo Santaolalla
The Constant Gardener – Alberto Iglesias
Memoirs of a Geisha – John Williams
Munich – John Williams
Pride & Prejudice – Dario Marianelli

2004 (77th)

MUSIC (Original Score)

Finding Neverland – Jan A.P. Kaczmarek
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – John Williams
Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events – Thomas Newman
The Passion of the Christ – John Debney
The Village – James Newton Howard

2003 (76th)

MUSIC (Original Score)

Big Fish – Danny Elfman
Cold Mountain – Gabriel Yared
Finding Nemo – Thomas Newman
House of Sand and Fog – James Horner
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King – Howard Shore

2002 (75th)

MUSIC (Original Score)

Catch Me If You Can – John Williams
Far from Heaven – Elmer Bernstein
Frida – Elliot Goldenthal
The Hours – Philip Glass
Road to Perdition – Thomas Newman

2001 (74th)

MUSIC (Original Score)

A.I. Artificial Intelligence – John Williams
A Beautiful Mind – James Horner
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – John Williams
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring – Howard Shore
Monsters, Inc. – Randy Newman

2000 (73rd)

MUSIC (Original Score)

Chocolat – Rachel Portman
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon – Tan Dun
Gladiator – Hans Zimmer
Malèna – Ennio Morricone
The Patriot – John Williams

1990s

1999 (72nd)

MUSIC (Original Score)

American Beauty – Thomas Newman
Angela’s Ashes – John Williams
The Cider House Rules – Rachel Portman
The Red Violin – John Corigliano
The Talented Mr. Ripley – Gabriel Yared

1998 (71st)

MUSIC (Original Dramatic Score)

Elizabeth – David Hirschfelder
Life Is Beautiful – Nicola Piovani
Pleasantville – Randy Newman
Saving Private Ryan – John Williams
The Thin Red Line – Hans Zimmer

MUSIC (Original Musical or Comedy Score)

A Bug’s Life – Randy Newman
Mulan – Music by Matthew Wilder; Lyrics by David Zippel; Orchestral Score by Jerry Goldsmith
Patch Adams – Marc Shaiman
The Prince of Egypt – Music, Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz; Orchestral Score by Hans Zimmer
Shakespeare in Love – Stephen Warbeck

1997 (70th)

MUSIC (Original Dramatic Score)

Amistad – John Williams
Good Will Hunting – Danny Elfman
Kundun – Philip Glass
L.A. Confidential – Jerry Goldsmith
Titanic – James Horner

MUSIC (Original Musical or Comedy Score)

Anastasia – Music by Stephen Flaherty; Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens; Orchestral Score by David Newman
As Good as It Gets – Hans Zimmer
The Full Monty – Anne Dudley
Men in Black – Danny Elfman
My Best Friend’s Wedding – James Newton Howard

1996 (69th)

MUSIC (Original Dramatic Score)

The English Patient – Gabriel Yared
Hamlet – Patrick Doyle
Michael Collins – Elliot Goldenthal
Shine – David Hirschfelder
Sleepers – John Williams

MUSIC (Original Musical or Comedy Score)

Emma – Rachel Portman
The First Wives Club – Marc Shaiman
The Hunchback of Notre Dame – Music by Alan Menken; Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz; Orchestral Score by Alan Menken
James and the Giant Peach – Randy Newman
The Preacher’s Wife – Hans Zimmer

1995 (68th)

MUSIC (Original Dramatic Score)

Apollo 13 – James Horner
Braveheart – James Horner
Nixon – John Williams
The Postman (Il Postino) – Luis Enrique Bacalov
Sense and Sensibility – Patrick Doyle

MUSIC (Original Musical or Comedy Score)

The American President – Marc Shaiman
Pocahontas – Music by Alan Menken; Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz; Orchestral Score by Alan Menken
Sabrina – John Williams
Toy Story – Randy Newman
Unstrung Heroes – Thomas Newman

1994 (67th)

MUSIC (Original Score)

Forrest Gump – Alan Silvestri
Interview with the Vampire – Elliot Goldenthal
The Lion King – Hans Zimmer
Little Women – Thomas Newman
The Shawshank Redemption – Thomas Newman

1993 (66th)

MUSIC (Original Score)

The Age of Innocence – Elmer Bernstein
The Firm – Dave Grusin
The Fugitive – James Newton Howard
The Remains of the Day – Richard Robbins
Schindler’s List – John Williams

1992 (65th)

MUSIC (Original Score)

Aladdin – Alan Menken
Basic Instinct – Jerry Goldsmith
Chaplin – John Barry
Howards End – Richard Robbins
A River Runs through It – Mark Isham

1991 (64th)

MUSIC (Original Score)

Beauty and the Beast – Alan Menken
Bugsy – Ennio Morricone
The Fisher King – George Fenton
JFK – John Williams
The Prince of Tides – James Newton Howard

1990 (63rd)

MUSIC (Original Score)

Avalon – Randy Newman
Dances With Wolves – John Barry
Ghost – Maurice Jarre
Havana – David Grusin
Home Alone – John Williams

1980s

1989 (62nd)

MUSIC (Original Score)

Born on the Fourth of July – John Williams
The Fabulous Baker Boys – David Grusin
Field of Dreams – James Horner
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade – John Williams
The Little Mermaid – Alan Menken

1988 (61st)

MUSIC (Original Score)

The Accidental Tourist – John Williams
Dangerous Liaisons – George Fenton
Gorillas in the Mist – Maurice Jarre
The Milagro Beanfield War – Dave Grusin
Rain Man – Hans Zimmer

1987 (60th)

MUSIC (Original Score)

Cry Freedom – George Fenton, Jonas Gwangwa
Empire of the Sun – John Williams
The Last Emperor – Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Byrne, Cong Su
The Untouchables – Ennio Morricone
The Witches of Eastwick – John Williams

1986 (59th)

MUSIC (Original Score)

Aliens – James Horner
Hoosiers – Jerry Goldsmith
The Mission – Ennio Morricone
‘Round Midnight – Herbie Hancock
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home – Leonard Rosenman

1985 (58th)

MUSIC (Original Score)

Agnes of God – Georges Delerue
The Color Purple – Quincy Jones, Jeremy Lubbock, Rod Temperton, Caiphus Semenya, Andrae Crouch, Chris Boardman, Jorge Calandrelli, Joel Rosenbaum, Fred Steiner, Jack Hayes, Jerry Hey, Randy Kerber
Out of Africa – John Barry
Silverado – Bruce Broughton
Witness – Maurice Jarre

1984 (57th)

MUSIC (Original Score)

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom – John Williams
The Natural – Randy Newman
A Passage to India – Maurice Jarre
The River – John Williams
Under the Volcano – Alex North

MUSIC (Original Song Score)

The Muppets Take Manhattan – Jeff Moss
Purple Rain – Prince
Songwriter – Kris Kristofferson

1983 (56th)

MUSIC (Original Score)

Cross Creek – Leonard Rosenman
Return of the Jedi – John Williams
The Right Stuff – Bill Conti
Terms of Endearment – Michael Gore
Under Fire – Jerry Goldsmith

MUSIC (Original Song Score or Adaptation Score)

The Sting II – Adaptation Score by Lalo Schifrin
Trading Places – Adaptation Score by Elmer Bernstein
Yentl – Song Score by Michel Legrand, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman

1982 (55th)

MUSIC (Original Score)

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial – John Williams
Gandhi – Ravi Shankar, George Fenton
An Officer and a Gentleman – Jack Nitzsche
Poltergeist – Jerry Goldsmith
Sophie’s Choice – Marvin Hamlisch

MUSIC (Original Song Score and Its Adaptation -or- Adaptation Score)

Annie – Adaptation Score by Ralph Burns
One from the Heart – Song Score by Tom Waits
Victor/Victoria – Song Score by Henry Mancini, Leslie Bricusse; Adaptation Score by Henry Mancini

1981 (54th)

MUSIC (Original Score)

Chariots of Fire – Vangelis
Dragonslayer – Alex North
On Golden Pond – Dave Grusin
Ragtime – Randy Newman
Raiders of the Lost Ark – John Williams

1980 (53rd)

MUSIC (Original Score)

Altered States – John Corigliano
The Elephant Man – John Morris
The Empire Strikes Back – John Williams
Fame – Michael Gore
Tess – Philippe Sarde

1970s

1979 (52nd)

MUSIC (Original Score)

The Amityville Horror – Lalo Schifrin
The Champ – Dave Grusin
A Little Romance – Georges Delerue
Star Trek – The Motion Picture – Jerry Goldsmith
10 – Henry Mancini

MUSIC (Original Song Score and Its Adaptation -or- Adaptation Score)

All That Jazz – Adaptation Score by Ralph Burns
Breaking Away – Adaptation Score by Patrick Williams
The Muppet Movie – Song Score by Paul Williams, Kenny Ascher; Adaptation Score by Paul Williams

1978 (51st)

MUSIC (Adaptation Score)

The Buddy Holly Story – Joe Renzetti
Pretty Baby – Jerry Wexler
The Wiz – Quincy Jones

MUSIC (Original Score)

The Boys from Brazil – Jerry Goldsmith
Days of Heaven – Ennio Morricone
Heaven Can Wait – Dave Grusin
Midnight Express – Giorgio Moroder
Superman – John Williams

1977 (50th)

MUSIC (Original Score)

Close Encounters of the Third Kind – John Williams
Julia – Georges Delerue
Mohammad – Messenger of God – Maurice Jarre
The Spy Who Loved Me – Marvin Hamlisch
Star Wars – John Williams

MUSIC (Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Adaptation Score)

A Little Night Music – Adaptation Score by Jonathan Tunick
Pete’s Dragon – Song Score by Al Kasha, Joel Hirschhorn; Adaptation Score by Irwin Kostal
The Slipper and the Rose–The Story of Cinderella – Song Score by Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman; Adaptation Score by Angela Morley

1976 (49th)

MUSIC (Original Score)

Obsession – Bernard Herrmann
The Omen – Jerry Goldsmith
The Outlaw Josey Wales – Jerry Fielding
Taxi Driver – Bernard Herrmann
Voyage of the Damned – Lalo Schifrin

MUSIC (Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Adaptation Score)

Bound for Glory – Adaptation Score by Leonard Rosenman
Bugsy Malone – Song Score, Adaptation Score by Paul Williams
A Star Is Born – Adaptation Score by Roger Kellaway

1975 (48th)

MUSIC (Original Score)

Birds Do It, Bees Do It – Gerald Fried
Bite the Bullet – Alex North
Jaws – John Williams
One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Jack Nitzsche
The Wind and the Lion – Jerry Goldsmith

MUSIC (Scoring: Original Song Score and Adaptation -or- Scoring: Adaptation)

Barry Lyndon – Adaptation Score by Leonard Rosenman
Funny Lady – Adaptation Score by Peter Matz
Tommy – Adaptation Score by Peter Townshend

1974 (47th)

MUSIC (Original Dramatic Score)

Chinatown – Jerry Goldsmith
The Godfather Part II – Nino Rota, Carmine Coppola
Murder on the Orient Express – Richard Rodney Bennett
Shanks – Alex North
The Towering Inferno – John Williams

MUSIC (Scoring: Original Song Score and Adaptation -or- Scoring: Adaptation)

The Great Gatsby – Adaptation Score by Nelson Riddle
The Little Prince – Song Score by Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe; Adaptation Score by Angela Morley, Douglas Gamley
Phantom of the Paradise – Song Score by Paul Williams; Adaptation Score by Paul Williams, George Aliceson Tipton

1973 (46th)

MUSIC (Original Dramatic Score)

Cinderella Liberty – John Williams
The Day of the Dolphin – Georges Delerue
Papillon – Jerry Goldsmith
A Touch of Class – John Cameron
The Way We Were – Marvin Hamlisch

MUSIC (Scoring: Original Song Score and Adaptation -or- Scoring: Adaptation)

Jesus Christ Superstar – Adaptation Score by Andre Previn, Herbert Spencer, Andrew Lloyd Webber
The Sting – Adaptation Score by Marvin Hamlisch
Tom Sawyer – Song Score by Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman; Adaptation Score by John Williams

1972 (45th)

MUSIC (Original Dramatic Score)

The Godfather – Nino Rota [5]
images – John Williams
Limelight – Charles Chaplin, Raymond Rasch, Larry Russell
Napoleon and Samantha – Buddy Baker
The Poseidon Adventure – John Williams
Sleuth – John Addison [6]

MUSIC (Scoring: Adaptation and Original Song Score)

Cabaret – Adaptation Score by Ralph Burns
Lady Sings the Blues – Adaptation Score by Gil Askey
Man of La Mancha – Adaptation Score by Laurence Rosenthal

1971 (44th)

MUSIC (Original Dramatic Score)

Mary, Queen of Scots – John Barry
Nicholas and Alexandra – Richard Rodney Bennett
Shaft – Isaac Hayes
Straw Dogs – Jerry Fielding
Summer of ’42 – Michel Legrand

MUSIC (Scoring: Adaptation and Original Song Score)

Bedknobs and Broomsticks – Song Score by Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman; Adaptation Score by Irwin Kostal
The Boy Friend – Adaptation Score by Peter Maxwell Davies, Peter Greenwell
Fiddler on the Roof – Adaptation Score by John Williams
Tchaikovsky – Adaptation Score by Dimitri Tiomkin
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory – Song Score by Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley; Adaptation Score by Walter Scharf

1970 (43rd)

MUSIC (Original Score)

Airport – Alfred Newman
Cromwell – Frank Cordell
Love Story – Francis Lai
Patton – Jerry Goldsmith
Sunflower – Henry Mancini

MUSIC (Original Song Score)

The Baby Maker – Music by Fred Karlin; lyrics by Tylwyth Kymry
A Boy Named Charlie Brown – Music by Rod McKuen, John Scott Trotter; lyrics by Rod McKuen, Bill Melendez, Al Shean; adaptation score by Vince Guaraldi
Darling Lili – Music by Henry Mancini; lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Let It Be – Music, lyrics by The Beatles
Scrooge – Music, lyrics by Leslie Bricusse; adaptation score by Ian Fraser, Herbert W. Spencer

1960s

1969 (42nd)

MUSIC (Original Score–for a motion picture [not a musical])

Anne of the Thousand Days – Georges Delerue
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid – Burt Bacharach
The Reivers – John Williams
The Secret of Santa Vittoria – Ernest Gold
The Wild Bunch – Jerry Fielding

MUSIC (Score of a Musical Picture–original or adaptation)

Goodbye, Mr. Chips – Music, lyrics by Leslie Bricusse; adaptation score by John Williams
Hello, Dolly! – Adaptation score by Lennie Hayton, Lionel Newman
Paint Your Wagon – Adaptation score by Nelson Riddle
Sweet Charity – Adaptation score by Cy Coleman
They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? – Adaptation score by John Green, Albert Woodbury

1968 (41st)

MUSIC (Original Score–for a motion picture [not a musical])

The Fox – Lalo Schifrin
The Lion in Winter – John Barry
Planet of the Apes – Jerry Goldsmith
The Shoes of the Fisherman – Alex North
The Thomas Crown Affair – Michel Legrand

MUSIC (Score of a Musical Picture–original or adaptation)

Finian’s Rainbow – Adaptation score by Ray Heindorf
Funny Girl – Adaptation score by Walter Scharf
Oliver! – Adaptation score by John Green
Star! – Adaptation score by Lennie Hayton
The Young Girls of Rochefort – Music, adaptation score by Michel Legrand; lyrics by Jacques Demy

1967 (40th)

MUSIC (Original Music Score)

Cool Hand Luke – Lalo Schifrin
Doctor Dolittle – Leslie Bricusse
Far from the Madding Crowd – Richard Rodney Bennett
In Cold Blood – Quincy Jones
Thoroughly Modern Millie – Elmer Bernstein

MUSIC (Scoring of Music–adaptation or treatment)

Camelot – Alfred Newman, Ken Darby
Doctor Dolittle – Lionel Newman, Alexander Courage
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner – DeVol
Thoroughly Modern Millie – Andre Previn, Joseph Gershenson
Valley of the Dolls – John Williams

1966 (39th)

MUSIC (Original Music Score)

The Bible – Toshiro Mayuzumi
Born Free – John Barry
Hawaii – Elmer Bernstein
The Sand Pebbles – Jerry Goldsmith
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? – Alex North

MUSIC (Scoring of Music–adaptation or treatment)

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum – Ken Thorne
The Gospel According to St. Matthew – Luis Enrique Bacalov
Return of the Seven – Elmer Bernstein
The Singing Nun – Harry Sukman
Stop the World–I Want to Get Off – Al Ham

1965 (38th)

MUSIC (Music Score–substantially original)

The Agony and the Ecstasy – Alex North
Doctor Zhivago – Maurice Jarre
The Greatest Story Ever Told – Alfred Newman
A Patch of Blue – Jerry Goldsmith
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg – Michel Legrand, Jacques Demy

MUSIC (Scoring of Music–adaptation or treatment)

Cat Ballou – DeVol
The Pleasure Seekers – Lionel Newman, Alexander Courage
The Sound of Music – Irwin Kostal
A Thousand Clowns – Don Walker
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg – Michel Legrand

1964 (37th)

MUSIC (Music Score–substantially original)

Becket – Laurence Rosenthal
The Fall of the Roman Empire – Dimitri Tiomkin
Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte – Frank DeVol
Mary Poppins – Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman
The Pink Panther – Henry Mancini

MUSIC (Scoring of Music–adaptation or treatment)

A Hard Day’s Night – George Martin
Mary Poppins – Irwin Kostal
My Fair Lady – Andre Previn
Robin and the 7 Hoods – Nelson Riddle
The Unsinkable Molly Brown – Robert Armbruster, Leo Arnaud, Jack Elliott, Jack Hayes, Calvin Jackson, Leo Shuken

1963 (36th)

MUSIC (Music Score–substantially original)

Cleopatra – Alex North
55 Days at Peking – Dimitri Tiomkin
How the West Was Won – Alfred Newman, Ken Darby
It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World – Ernest Gold
Tom Jones – John Addison

MUSIC (Scoring of Music–adaptation or treatment)

Bye Bye Birdie – John Green
Irma La Douce – Andre Previn
A New Kind of Love – Leith Stevens
Sundays and Cybele – Maurice Jarre
The Sword in the Stone – George Bruns

1962 (35th)

MUSIC (Music Score–substantially original)

Freud – Jerry Goldsmith
Lawrence of Arabia – Maurice Jarre
Mutiny on the Bounty – Bronislau Kaper
Taras Bulba – Franz Waxman
To Kill a Mockingbird – Elmer Bernstein

MUSIC (Scoring of Music–adaptation or treatment)

Billy Rose’s Jumbo – George Stoll
Gigot – Michel Magne
Gypsy – Frank Perkins
Meredith Willson’s The Music Man – Ray Heindorf
The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm – Leigh Harline

1961 (34th)

MUSIC (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture)

Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Henry Mancini
El Cid – Miklos Rozsa
Fanny – Morris Stoloff, Harry Sukman
The Guns of Navarone – Dimitri Tiomkin
Summer and Smoke – Elmer Bernstein

MUSIC (Scoring of a Musical Picture)

Babes in Toyland – George Bruns
Flower Drum Song – Alfred Newman, Ken Darby
Khovanshchina – Dimitri Shostakovich
Paris Blues – Duke Ellington
West Side Story – Saul Chaplin, Johnny Green, Sid Ramin, Irwin Kostal

1960 (33rd)

MUSIC (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture)

The Alamo – Dimitri Tiomkin
Elmer Gantry – Andre Previn
Exodus – Ernest Gold
The Magnificent Seven – Elmer Bernstein
Spartacus – Alex North

MUSIC (Scoring of a Musical Picture)

Bells Are Ringing – Andre Previn
Can-Can – Nelson Riddle
Let’s Make Love – Lionel Newman, Earle H. Hagen
Pepe – Johnny Green
Song without End (The Story of Franz Liszt) – Morris Stoloff, Harry Sukman

1950s

1959 (32nd)

MUSIC (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture)

Ben-Hur – Miklos Rozsa
The Diary of Anne Frank – Alfred Newman
The Nun’s Story – Franz Waxman
On the Beach – Ernest Gold
Pillow Talk – Frank DeVol

MUSIC (Scoring of a Musical Picture)

The Five Pennies – Leith Stevens
Li’l Abner – Nelson Riddle, Joseph J. Lilley
Porgy and Bess – Andre Previn, Ken Darby
Say One for Me – Lionel Newman
Sleeping Beauty – George Bruns

1958 (31st)

MUSIC (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture)

The Big Country – Jerome Moross
The Old Man and the Sea – Dimitri Tiomkin
Separate Tables – David Raksin
White Wilderness – Oliver Wallace
The Young Lions – Hugo Friedhofer

MUSIC (Scoring of a Musical Picture)

The Bolshoi Ballet – Yuri Faier, G. Rozhdestvensky
Damn Yankees – Ray Heindorf
Gigi – Andre Previn
Mardi Gras – Lionel Newman
South Pacific – Alfred Newman, Ken Darby

1957 (30th)

MUSIC (Scoring)

An Affair to Remember – Hugo Friedhofer
Boy on a Dolphin – Hugo Friedhofer
The Bridge on the River Kwai – Malcolm Arnold
Perri – Paul Smith
Raintree County – Johnny Green

1956 (29th)

MUSIC (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture)

Anastasia – Alfred Newman
Around the World in 80 Days – Victor Young
Between Heaven and Hell – Hugo Friedhofer
Giant – Dimitri Tiomkin
The Rainmaker – Alex North

MUSIC (Scoring of a Musical Picture)

The Best Things in Life Are Free – Lionel Newman
The Eddy Duchin Story – Morris Stoloff, George Duning
High Society – Johnny Green, Saul Chaplin
The King and I – Alfred Newman, Ken Darby
Meet Me in Las Vegas – George Stoll, Johnny Green

1955 (28th)

MUSIC (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture)

Battle Cry – Max Steiner
Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing – Alfred Newman
The Man with the Golden Arm – Elmer Bernstein
Picnic – George Duning
The Rose Tattoo – Alex North

MUSIC (Scoring of a Musical Picture)

Daddy Long Legs – Alfred Newman
Guys and Dolls – Jay Blackton, Cyril J. Mockridge
It’s Always Fair Weather – Andre Previn
Love Me or Leave Me – Percy Faith, George Stoll
Oklahoma! – Robert Russell Bennett, Jay Blackton, Adolph Deutsch

1954 (27th)

MUSIC (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture)

The Caine Mutiny – Max Steiner
Genevieve – Larry Adler [4]
The High and the Mighty – Dimitri Tiomkin
On the Waterfront – Leonard Bernstein
The Silver Chalice – Franz Waxman

MUSIC (Scoring of a Musical Picture)

Carmen Jones – Herschel Burke Gilbert
The Glenn Miller Story – Joseph Gershenson, Henry Mancini
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers – Adolph Deutsch, Saul Chaplin
A Star Is Born – Ray Heindorf
There’s No Business Like Show Business – Alfred Newman, Lionel Newman

1953 (26th)

MUSIC (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture)

Above and Beyond – Hugo Friedhofer
From Here to Eternity – Morris Stoloff, George Duning
Julius Caesar – Miklos Rozsa
Lili – Bronislau Kaper
This Is Cinerama – Louis Forbes

MUSIC (Scoring of a Musical Picture)

The Band Wagon – Adolph Deutsch
Calamity Jane – Ray Heindorf
Call Me Madam – Alfred Newman
The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T – Frederick Hollander, Morris Stoloff
Kiss Me Kate – Andre Previn, Saul Chaplin

1952 (25th)

MUSIC (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture)

High Noon – Dimitri Tiomkin
Ivanhoe – Miklos Rozsa
Miracle of Fatima – Max Steiner
The Thief – Herschel Burke Gilbert
Viva Zapata! – Alex North

MUSIC (Scoring of a Musical Picture)

Hans Christian Andersen – Walter Scharf
The Jazz Singer – Ray Heindorf, Max Steiner
The Medium – Gian-Carlo Menotti
Singin’ in the Rain – Lennie Hayton
With a Song in My Heart – Alfred Newman

1951 (24th)

MUSIC (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture)

David and Bathsheba – Alfred Newman
Death of a Salesman – Alex North
A Place in the Sun – Franz Waxman
Quo Vadis – Miklos Rozsa
A Streetcar Named Desire – Alex North

MUSIC (Scoring of a Musical Picture)

Alice in Wonderland – Oliver Wallace
An American in Paris – Johnny Green, Saul Chaplin
The Great Caruso – Peter Herman Adler, Johnny Green
On the Riviera – Alfred Newman
Show Boat – Adolph Deutsch, Conrad Salinger

1950 (23rd)

MUSIC (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture)

All about Eve – Alfred Newman
The Flame and the Arrow – Max Steiner
No Sad Songs for Me – George Duning
Samson and Delilah – Victor Young
Sunset Blvd. – Franz Waxman

MUSIC (Scoring of a Musical Picture)

Annie Get Your Gun – Adolph Deutsch, Roger Edens
Cinderella – Oliver Wallace, Paul J. Smith
I’ll Get By – Lionel Newman
Three Little Words – Andre Previn
The West Point Story – Ray Heindorf

1940s

1949 (22nd)

MUSIC (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture)

Beyond the Forest – Max Steiner
Champion – Dimitri Tiomkin
The Heiress – Aaron Copland

MUSIC (Scoring of a Musical Picture)

Jolson Sings Again – Morris Stoloff, George Duning
Look for the Silver Lining – Ray Heindorf
On the Town – Roger Edens, Lennie Hayton

1948 (21st)

MUSIC (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture)

Hamlet – William Walton
Joan of Arc – Hugo Friedhofer
Johnny Belinda – Max Steiner
The Red Shoes – Brian Easdale
The Snake Pit – Alfred Newman

MUSIC (Scoring of a Musical Picture)

Easter Parade – Johnny Green, Roger Edens
The Emperor Waltz – Victor Young
The Pirate – Lennie Hayton
Romance on the High Seas – Ray Heindorf
When My Baby Smiles at Me – Alfred Newman

1947 (20th)

MUSIC (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture)

The Bishop’s Wife – Hugo Friedhofer
Captain from Castile – Alfred Newman
A Double Life – Dr. Miklos Rozsa
Forever Amber – David Raksin
Life with Father – Max Steiner

MUSIC (Scoring of a Musical Picture)

Fiesta – Johnny Green
Mother Wore Tights – Alfred Newman
My Wild Irish Rose – Ray Heindorf, Max Steiner
Road to Rio – Robert Emmett Dolan
Song of the South – Daniele Amfitheatrof, Paul J. Smith, Charles Wolcott

1946 (19th)

MUSIC (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture)

Anna and the King of Siam – Bernard Herrmann
The Best Years of Our Lives – Hugo Friedhofer
Henry V – William Walton
Humoresque – Franz Waxman
The Killers – Miklos Rozsa

MUSIC (Scoring of a Musical Picture)

Blue Skies – Robert Emmett Dolan
Centennial Summer – Alfred Newman
The Harvey Girls – Lennie Hayton
The Jolson Story – Morris Stoloff
Night and Day – Ray Heindorf, Max Steiner

1945 (18th)

MUSIC (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture)

The Bells of St. Mary’s – Robert Emmett Dolan
Brewster’s Millions – Lou Forbes
Captain Kidd – Werner Janssen
The Enchanted Cottage – Roy Webb
Flame of Barbary Coast – Morton Scott, Dale Butts
G. I. Honeymoon – Edward J. Kay
G. I. Joe – Louis Applebaum, Ann Ronell
Guest in the House – Werner Janssen
Guest Wife – Daniele Amfitheatrof
The Keys of the Kingdom – Alfred Newman
The Lost Weekend – Miklos Rozsa
Love Letters – Victor Young
The Man Who Walked Alone – Karl Hajos
Objective, Burma! – Franz Waxman
Paris–Underground – Alexander Tansman
A Song to Remember – Miklos Rozsa, Morris Stoloff
The Southerner – Werner Janssen
Spellbound – Miklos Rozsa
This Love of Ours – H. J. Salter
The Valley of Decision – Herbert Stothart
The Woman in the Window – Arthur Lange, Hugo Friedhofer

MUSIC (Scoring of a Musical Picture)

Anchors Aweigh – Georgie Stoll
Belle of the Yukon – Arthur Lange
Can’t Help Singing – Jerome Kern, H. J. Salter
Hitchhike to Happiness – Morton Scott
Incendiary Blonde – Robert Emmett Dolan
Rhapsody in Blue – Ray Heindorf, Max Steiner
State Fair – Alfred Newman, Charles Henderson
Sunbonnet Sue – Edward J. Kay
The Three Caballeros – Charles Wolcott, Edward Plumb, Paul J. Smith
Tonight and Every Night – Marlin Skiles, Morris Stoloff
Why Girls Leave Home – Walter Greene
Wonder Man – Ray Heindorf, Lou Forbes

1944 (17th)

MUSIC (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture)

Address Unknown – Morris Stoloff, Ernst Toch
The Adventures of Mark Twain – Max Steiner
The Bridge of San Luis Rey – Dimitri Tiomkin
Casanova Brown – Arthur Lange
Christmas Holiday – H. J. Salter
Double Indemnity – Miklos Rozsa
The Fighting Seabees – Walter Scharf, Roy Webb
The Hairy Ape – Edward Paul, Michel Michelet
It Happened Tomorrow – Robert Stolz
Jack London – Frederic Efrem Rich
Kismet – Herbert Stothart
None but the Lonely Heart – Hanns Eisler, C. Bakaleinikoff
The Princess and the Pirate – David Rose
Since You Went Away – Max Steiner
Summer Storm – Karl Hajos
Three Russian Girls – Franke Harling
Up in Mabel’s Room – Edward Paul
Voice in the Wind – Michel Michelet
Wilson – Alfred Newman
Woman of the Town – Miklos Rozsa

MUSIC (Scoring of a Musical Picture)

Brazil – Walter Scharf
Cover Girl – Morris Stoloff, Carmen Dragon
Higher and Higher – C. Bakaleinikoff
Hollywood Canteen – Ray Heindorf
Irish Eyes Are Smiling – Alfred Newman
Knickerbocker Holiday – Werner R. Heymann, Kurt Weill
Lady in the Dark – Robert Emmett Dolan
Lady, Let’s Dance – Edward Kay
Meet Me in St. Louis – Georgie Stoll
The Merry Monahans – H. J. Salter
Minstrel Man – Ferde Grofe, Leo Erdody
Sensations of 1945 – Mahlon Merrick
Song of the Open Road – Charles Previn
Up in Arms – Ray Heindorf, Louis Forbes

1943 (16th)

MUSIC (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture)

The Amazing Mrs. Holliday – Frank Skinner, Hans J. Salter
Casablanca – Max Steiner
Commandos Strike at Dawn – Morris Stoloff, Louis Gruenberg
The Fallen Sparrow – Roy Webb, C. Bakaleinikoff
For Whom the Bell Tolls – Victor Young
Hangmen Also Die – Hanns Eisler
Hi Diddle Diddle – Phil Boutelje
In Old Oklahoma – Walter Scharf
Johnny Come Lately – Leigh Harline
The Kansan – Gerard Carbonara
Lady of Burlesque – Arthur Lange
Madame Curie – Herbert Stothart
The Moon and Sixpence – Dimitri Tiomkin
The North Star – Aaron Copland
The Song of Bernadette – Alfred Newman
Victory through Air Power – Edward H. Plumb, Paul J. Smith, Oliver G. Wallace

MUSIC (Scoring of a Musical Picture)

Coney Island – Alfred Newman
Hit Parade of 1943 – Walter Scharf
Phantom of the Opera – Edward Ward
Saludos Amigos – Charles Wolcott, Edward H. Plumb, Paul J. Smith
The Sky’s the Limit – Leigh Harline
Something to Shout About – Morris Stoloff
Stage Door Canteen – Frederic E. Rich
Star Spangled Rhythm – Robert Emmett Dolan
This Is the Army – Ray Heindorf
Thousands Cheer – Herbert Stothart

1942 (15th)

MUSIC (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture)

Arabian Nights – Frank Skinner
Bambi – Frank Churchill, Edward Plumb
The Black Swan – Alfred Newman
The Corsican Brothers – Dimitri Tiomkin
Flying Tigers – Victor Young
The Gold Rush – Max Terr
I Married a Witch – Roy Webb
Joan of Paris – Roy Webb
Jungle Book – Miklos Rozsa
Klondike Fury – Edward Kay
Now, Voyager – Max Steiner
The Pride of the Yankees – Leigh Harline
Random Harvest – Herbert Stothart
The Shanghai Gesture – Richard Hageman
Silver Queen – Victor Young
Take a Letter, Darling – Victor Young
The Talk of the Town – Frederick Hollander, Morris Stoloff
To Be or Not to Be – Werner Heymann

MUSIC (Scoring of a Musical Picture)

Flying with Music – Edward Ward
For Me and My Gal – Roger Edens, Georgie Stoll
Holiday Inn – Robert Emmett Dolan
It Started with Eve – Hans Salter, Charles Previn
Johnny Doughboy – Walter Scharf
My Gal Sal – Alfred Newman
Yankee Doodle Dandy – Ray Heindorf, Heinz Roemheld
You Were Never Lovelier – Leigh Harline

1941 (14th)

MUSIC (Music Score of a Dramatic Picture)

All That Money Can Buy – Bernard Herrmann
Back Street – Frank Skinner
Ball of Fire – Alfred Newman
Cheers for Miss Bishop – Edward Ward
Citizen Kane – Bernard Herrmann
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Franz Waxman
Hold Back the Dawn – Victor Young
How Green Was My Valley – Alfred Newman
King of the Zombies – Edward Kay
Ladies in Retirement – Morris Stoloff, Ernst Toch
The Little Foxes – Meredith Willson
Lydia – Miklos Rozsa
Mercy Island – Cy Feuer, Walter Scharf
Sergeant York – Max Steiner
So Ends Our Night – Louis Gruenberg
Sundown – Miklos Rozsa
Suspicion – Franz Waxman
Tanks a Million – Edward Ward
That Uncertain Feeling – Werner Heymann
This Woman Is Mine – Richard Hageman

MUSIC (Scoring of a Musical Picture)

All-American Co-Ed – Edward Ward
Birth of the Blues – Robert Emmett Dolan
Buck Privates – Charles Previn
The Chocolate Soldier – Herbert Stothart, Bronislau Kaper
Dumbo – Frank Churchill, Oliver Wallace
Ice-Capades – Cy Feuer
The Strawberry Blonde – Heinz Roemheld
Sun Valley Serenade – Emil Newman
Sunny – Anthony Collins
You’ll Never Get Rich – Morris Stoloff

1940 (13th)

MUSIC (Original Score)

Arizona – Victor Young
The Dark Command – Victor Young
The Fight for Life – Louis Gruenberg
The Great Dictator – Meredith Willson
The House of the Seven Gables – Frank Skinner
The Howards of Virginia – Richard Hageman
The Letter – Max Steiner
The Long Voyage Home – Richard Hageman
The Mark of Zorro – Alfred Newman
My Favorite Wife – Roy Webb
North West Mounted Police – Victor Young
One Million B.C. – Werner Heymann
Our Town – Aaron Copland
Pinocchio – Leigh Harline, Paul J. Smith, Ned Washington
Rebecca – Franz Waxman
The Thief of Bagdad – Miklos Rozsa
Waterloo Bridge – Herbert Stothart

MUSIC (Scoring)

Arise, My Love – Victor Young
Hit Parade of 1941 – Cy Feuer
Irene – Anthony Collins
Our Town – Aaron Copland
The Sea Hawk – Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Second Chorus – Artie Shaw
Spring Parade – Charles Previn
Strike Up the Band – Roger Edens, Georgie Stoll
Tin Pan Alley – Alfred Newman

1930s

1939 (12th)

MUSIC (Original Score)

Dark Victory – Max Steiner
Eternally Yours – Werner Janssen
Golden Boy – Victor Young
Gone with the Wind – Max Steiner
Gulliver’s Travels – Victor Young
The Man in the Iron Mask – Lud Gluskin, Lucien Moraweck
Man of Conquest – Victor Young
Nurse Edith Cavell – Anthony Collins
Of Mice and Men – Aaron Copland
The Rains Came – Alfred Newman
The Wizard of Oz – Herbert Stothart
Wuthering Heights – Alfred Newman

MUSIC (Scoring)

Babes in Arms – George E. Stoll, Roger Edens
First Love – Charles Previn
The Great Victor Herbert – Phil Boutelje, Arthur Lange
The Hunchback of Notre Dame – Alfred Newman
Intermezzo – Lou Forbes
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington – Dimitri Tiomkin
Of Mice and Men – Aaron Copland
The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex – Erich Wolfgang Korngold
She Married a Cop – Cy Feuer
Stagecoach – Richard Hageman, Frank Harling, John Leipold, Leo Shuken
Swanee River – Louis Silvers
They Shall Have Music – Alfred Newman
Way Down South – Victor Young

1938 (11th)

MUSIC (Original Score)

The Adventures of Robin Hood – Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Army Girl – Victor Young
Block-Heads – Marvin Hatley
Blockade – Werner Janssen
Breaking the Ice – Victor Young
The Cowboy and the Lady – Alfred Newman
If I Were King – Richard Hageman
Marie Antoinette – Herbert Stothart
Pacific Liner – Russell Bennett
Suez – Louis Silvers
The Young in Heart – Franz Waxman

MUSIC (Scoring)

Alexander’s Ragtime Band – Alfred Newman
Carefree – Victor Baravalle
Girls’ School – Morris Stoloff, Gregory Stone
The Goldwyn Follies – Alfred Newman
Jezebel – Max Steiner
Mad about Music – Charles Previn, Frank Skinner
Storm over Bengal – Cy Feuer
Sweethearts – Herbert Stothart
There Goes My Heart – Marvin Hatley
Tropic Holiday – Boris Morros
The Young in Heart – Franz Waxman

1937 (10th)

MUSIC (Scoring)

The Hurricane – Samuel Goldwyn Studio Music Department, Alfred Newman, head of department (Score by Alfred Newman)
In Old Chicago – 20th Century-Fox Studio Music Department, Louis Silvers, head of department (no composer credit)
The Life of Emile Zola – Warner Bros. Studio Music Department, Leo Forbstein, head of department (Score by Max Steiner)
Lost Horizon – Columbia Studio Music Department, Morris Stoloff, head of department (Score by Dimitri Tiomkin)
Make a Wish – Principal Productions, Dr. Hugo Riesenfeld, musical director (Score by Dr. Hugo Riesenfeld)
Maytime – Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studio Music Department, Nat W. Finston, head of department (Score by Herbert Stothart)
One Hundred Men and a Girl – Universal Studio Music Department, Charles Previn, head of department (no composer credit)
Portia on Trial – Republic Studio Music Department, Alberto Colombo, head of department (Score by Alberto Colombo)
The Prisoner of Zenda – Selznick International Pictures Music Department, Alfred Newman, musical director (Score by Alfred Newman)
Quality Street – RKO Radio Studio Music Department, Roy Webb, musical director (Score by Roy Webb)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – Walt Disney Studio Music Department, Leigh Harline, head of department (Score by Frank Churchill, Leigh Harline, Paul J. Smith)
Something to Sing About – Grand National Studio Music Department, C. Bakaleinikoff, musical director (Score by Victor Schertzinger)
Souls at Sea – Paramount Studio Music Department, Boris Morros, head of department (Score by W. Franke Harling, Milan Roder)
Way Out West – Hal Roach Studio Music Department, Marvin Hatley, head of department (Score by Marvin Hatley)

1936 (9th)

MUSIC (Scoring)

Anthony Adverse – Warner Bros. Studio Music Department, Leo Forbstein, head of department (Score by Erich Wolfgang Korngold)
The Charge of the Light Brigade – Warner Bros. Studio Music Department, Leo Forbstein, head of department (Score by Max Steiner)
The Garden of Allah – Selznick International Pictures Music Department, Max Steiner, head of department (Score by Max Steiner)
The General Died at Dawn – Paramount Studio Music Department, Boris Morros, head of department (Score by Werner Janssen)
Winterset – RKO Radio Studio Music Department, Nathaniel Shilkret, head of department (Score by Nathaniel Shilkret)

1935 (8th)

MUSIC (Scoring)

Captain Blood – Warner Bros.-First National Studio Music Department, Leo Forbstein, head of department (Score by Erich Wolfgang Korngold) [2,3]
The Informer – RKO Radio Studio Music Department, Max Steiner, head of department (Score by Max Steiner)
Mutiny on the Bounty – Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studio Music Department, Nat W. Finston, head of department (Score by Herbert Stothart) [1]
Peter Ibbetson – Paramount Studio Music Department, Irvin Talbot, head of department (Score by Ernst Toch)

1934 (7th)

MUSIC (Scoring)

The Gay Divorcee – RKO Radio Studio Music Department, Max Steiner, head of department (Score by Kenneth Webb, Samuel Hoffenstein) [1]
The Lost Patrol – RKO Radio Studio Music Department, Max Steiner, head of department (Score by Max Steiner) [2]
One Night of Love – Columbia Studio Music Department, Louis Silvers, head of department (Thematic Music by Victor Schertzinger, Gus Kahn)

ACADEMY NOTES

  1. [came in 2nd]
  2. [came in 3rd]
  3. [NOTE: THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL NOMINATION. Write-in candidate.]
  4. [NOTE: Because of the political climate of the times, Genevieve’s arranger and orchestra conductor Muir Mathieson was credited as composer on American prints of this British-made film, and was thus credited with the nomination. In June of 1986, the Board of Governors had Academy records updated to give Larry Adler his proper credit, which Mr. Mathieson had never claimed. Mr. Mathieson’s name was removed from the nomination and Mr. Adler’s inserted.]
  5. [NOTE: THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL NOMINATION. The Godfather score, composed by Nino Rota, was originally announced as one of the five official nominees. It was later pointed out that portions of the score and the main theme were composed by Rota for his score to the 1958 Italian film, Fortunella. The Music Branch was given this information and re-balloted to determine the fifth nomination. The list of six films they were to choose from were the remaining five of the top ten preliminary listings, plus The Godfather score. The results of the re-balloting was that the fifth nomination became Sleuth, composed by John Addison.]
  6. [NOTE: The Godfather score, composed by Nino Rota, was originally announced as one of the five official nominees. It was later pointed out that portions of the score and the main theme were composed by Rota for his score to the 1958 Italian film, Fortunella. The Music Branch was given this information and re-balloted to determine the fifth nomination. The list of six films they were to choose from were the remaining five of the top ten preliminary listings, plus The Godfather score. The results of the re-balloting was that the fifth nomination became Sleuth, composed by John Addison.]

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