145 Original Scores Featured in 2016 Oscar Race

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that 145 scores from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2016 are in contention for nominations in the Original Score category for the 89th Academy Awards.

The eligible scores along with their composers are listed below, in alphabetical order by film title:

  1. “The Abolitionists,” Tim Jones, composer
  2. “Absolutely Fabulous The Movie,” Jake Monaco, composer
  3. “The Accountant,” Mark Isham, composer
  4. “Alice through the Looking Glass,” Danny Elfman, composer
  5. “Allied,” Alan Silvestri, composer
  6. “Almost Christmas,” John Paesano, composer
  7. “American Pastoral,” Alexandre Desplat, composer
  8. “The Angry Birds Movie,” Heitor Pereira, composer
  9. “Anthropoid,” Robin Foster, composer
  10. “Armenia, My Love,” Silvia Leonetti, composer
  11. “Assassin’s Creed,” Jed Kurzel, composer
  12. “Autumn Lights,” Hugi Gudmundsson and Hjörtur Ingvi Jóhannsson, composers
  13. “The BFG,” John Williams, composer
  14. “Believe,” Michael Reola, composer
  15. “Ben-Hur,” Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders, composers
  16. “Bilal,” Atli Ӧrvarsson, composer
  17. “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,” Mychael Danna and Jeff Danna, composers
  18. “The Birth of a Nation,” Henry Jackman, composer
  19. “Bleed for This,” Julia Holter, composer
  20. “The Boss,” Christopher Lennertz, composer
  21. “Bridget Jones’s Baby,” Craig Armstrong, composer
  22. “The Bronze,” Andrew Feltenstein and John Nau, composers
  23. “Captain America: Civil War,” Henry Jackman, composer
  24. “The Charnel House,” Todd Haberman, composer
  25. “The Choice,” Marcelo Zarvos, composer
  26. “Collateral Beauty,” Theodore Shapiro, composer
  27. “The Conjuring 2,” Joseph Bishara, composer
  28. “Criminal,” Bryan Tyler and Keith Power, composers
  29. “Deadpool,” Tom Holkenborg, composer
  30. “Deepwater Horizon,” Steve Jablonsky, composer
  31. “Denial,” Howard Shore, composer
  32. “Doctor Strange,” Michael Giacchino, composer
  33. “The Dressmaker,” David Hirschfelder, composer
  34. “Eddie the Eagle,” Matthew Margeson, composer
  35. “The Edge of Seventeen,” Atli Ӧrvarsson, composer
  36. “Elle,” Anne Dudley, composer
  37. “Eye in the Sky,” Paul Hepker and Mark Kilian, composers
  38. “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” James Newton Howard, composer
  39. “Fences,” Marcelo Zarvos, composer
  40. “Finding Dory,” Thomas Newman, composer
  41. “The First Monday in May,” Ian Hultquist and Sofia Hultquist, composers
  42. “Florence Foster Jenkins,” Alexandre Desplat, composer
  43. “Floyd Norman: An Animated Life,” Ryan Shore, composer
  44. “The Founder,” Carter Burwell, composer
  45. “Free State of Jones,” Nicholas Britell, composer
  46. “Ghostbusters,” Theodore Shapiro, composer
  47. “The Girl on the Train,” Danny Elfman, composer
  48. “Gleason,” Dan Romer and Saul Simon MacWilliams, composers
  49. “Gold,” Daniel Pemberton, composer
  50. “Greater,” Stephen Raynor-Endelman, composer
  51. “Hacksaw Ridge,” Rupert Gregson-Williams, composer
  52. “Hail, Caesar!,” Carter Burwell, composer
  53. “The Handmaiden,” Cho Young-wuk, composer
  54. “Hands of Stone,” Angelo Milli, composer
  55. “Hell or High Water,” Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, composers
  56. “Hidden Figures,” Pharrell Williams and Benjamin Wallfisch, composers
  57. “High-Rise,” Clint Mansell, composer
  58. “How to Be Single,” Fil Eisler, composer
  59. “Hunt for the Wilderpeople,” Lukasz Buda and Samuel Scott, composers
  60. “The Huntsman: Winter’s War,” James Newton Howard, composer
  61. “Ice Age: Collision Course,” John Debney, composer
  62. “Independence Day: Resurgence,” Thomas Wander and Harald Kloser, composers
  63. “Indignation,” Jay Wadley, composer
  64. “The Invitation,” Theodore Shapiro, composer
  65. “Ithaca,” John Mellencamp, composer
  66. “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back,” Henry Jackman, composer
  67. “Jackie,” Mica Levi, composer
  68. “Julieta,” Alberto Iglesias, composer
  69. “The Jungle Book,” John Debney, composer
  70. “Keeping Up with the Joneses,” Jake Monaco, composer
  71. “Kicks,” Brian Reitzell, composer
  72. “Krisha,” Brian McOmber, composer
  73. “Kubo and the Two Strings,” Dario Marianelli, composer
  74. “La La Land,” Justin Hurwitz, composer
  75. “Land of Mine,” Sune Martin, composer
  76. “Landfill Harmonic,” Michael A. Levine, composer
  77. “The Legend of Ben Hall,” Ronnie Minder, composer
  78. “The Legend of Tarzan,” Rupert Gregson-Williams, composer
  79. “Life, Animated,” Dylan Stark and T. Griffin, composers
  80. “The Light between Oceans,” Alexandre Desplat, composer
  81. “Lights Out,” Benjamin Wallfisch, composer
  82. “Lion,” Dustin O’Halloran and Hauschka, composers
  83. “The Little Prince,” Hans Zimmer and Richard Harvey, composers
  84. “Live by Night,” Harry Gregson-Williams, composer
  85. “Loving,” David Wingo, composer
  86. “Maggie’s Plan,” Michael Rohatyn, composer
  87. “Me before You,” Craig Armstrong, composer
  88. “The Meddler,” Jonathan Sadoff, composer
  89. “Midnight Special,” David Wingo, composer
  90. “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates,” Jeff Cardoni, composer
  91. “Miracles from Heaven,” Carlo Siliotto, composer
  92. “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” Mike Higham and Matthew Margeson, composers
  93. “Miss Sloane,” Max Richter, composer
  94. “Mr. Church,” Mark Isham, composer
  95. “Moana,” Mark Mancina, composer
  96. “Money Monster,” Dominic Lewis, composer
  97. “The Monkey King 2,” Christopher Young, composer
  98. “A Monster Calls,” Fernando Velázquez, composer
  99. “Moonlight,” Nicholas Britell, composer
  100. “Morgan,” Max Richter, composer
  101. “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2,” Christopher Lennertz, composer
  102. “The Neon Demon,” Cliff Martinez, composer
  103. “The Nice Guys,” John Ottman, composer
  104. “No Letting Go,” Alain Mayrand, composer
  105. “Nocturnal Animals,” Abel Korzeniowski, composer
  106. “Now You See Me 2,” Brian Tyler, composer
  107. “O.J.: Made in America,” Gary Lionelli, composer
  108. “Off the Rails,” Steve Gernes and Duncan Thum, composers
  109. “The Other Side of the Door,” Joseph Bishara, composer
  110. “The Ottoman Lieutenant,” Geoff Zanelli, composer
  111. “Ouija: Origin of Evil,” Taylor Stewart and John Andrew Grush, composers
  112. “Our Kind of Traitor,” Marcelo Zarvos, composer
  113. “Passengers,” Thomas Newman, composer
  114. “Paterson,” Carter Logan and Jim Jarmusch, composers
  115. “Patriots Day,” Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, composers
  116. “Pelé: Birth of a Legend,” A. R. Rahman, composer
  117. “Pete’s Dragon,” Daniel Hart, composer
  118. “Po,” Burt Bacharach, composer
  119. “Queen of Katwe,” Alex Heffes, composer
  120. “Race,” Rachel Portman, composer
  121. “The Red Turtle,” Laurent Perez Del Mar, composer
  122. “Ride Along 2,” Christopher Lennertz, composer
  123. “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” Michael Giacchino, composer
  124. “Sausage Party,” Alan Menken and Christopher Lennertz, composers
  125. “The Secret Life of Pets,” Alexandre Desplat, composer
  126. “Silicon Cowboys,” Ian Hultquist, composer
  127. “Sing,” Joby Talbot, composer
  128. “Snowtime!,” Eloi Painchaud and Jorane, composers
  129. “Southside with You,” Stephen James Taylor, composer
  130. “Star Trek Beyond,” Michael Giacchino, composer
  131. “Storks,” Mychael Danna and Jeff Danna, composers
  132. “Suicide Squad,” Steven Price, composer
  133. “Sully,” Christian Jacob, composer
  134. “Swiss Army Man,” Andy Hull and Robert McDowell, composers
  135. “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows,” Steve Jablonsky, composer
  136. “10 Cloverfield Lane,” Bear McCreary, composer
  137. “10 Days in a Madhouse,” Jamie Hall, composer
  138. “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi,” Lorne Balfe, composer
  139. “Trolls,” Christophe Beck, composer
  140. “20th Century Women,” Roger Neill, composer
  141. “Warcraft,” Ramin Djawadi, composer
  142. “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” Nick Urata, composer
  143. “X-Men: Apocalypse,” John Ottman, composer
  144. “Zoolander 2,” Theodore Shapiro, composer
  145. “Zootopia,” Michael Giacchino, composer

A Reminder List of works submitted in the Original Score category will be made available with a nominations ballot to all members of the Music Branch, who shall vote in the order of their preference for not more than five achievements.

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The five achievements receiving the highest number of votes will become the nominations for final voting for the award.

To be eligible, the original score must be a substantial body of music that serves as original dramatic underscoring, and must be written specifically for the motion picture by the submitting composer.

Scores diluted by the use of preexisting music, diminished in impact by the predominant use of songs or any music not composed specifically for the film by the submitting composer, or assembled from the music of more than one composer shall not be eligible.

Nominations for the 89th Oscars will be announced on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.

The 89th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.

The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

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