Goldsmith pens official theme for academy awards

Oscar will march to his own drummer from now on.

Academy Award-winning film composer Jerry Goldsmith has written “Fanfare for Oscar,” an official theme for the annual Academy Awards presentations, which will be used for the first time at the upcoming Oscar telecast.

“It seems odd that Oscar had to wait 70 years to get his own theme,” said Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Robert Rehme. “But it was worth the wait.”

The 45-second “Fanfare for Oscar” will be recorded Jan. 30 by an 83 piece orchestra at the Todd AO facility in Hollywood. Goldsmith also will record shorter versions for use in advance of each year’s Oscar telecast.

“We hope this ultimately will become a very familiar theme to the millions of Oscar fans around the world,” said academy executive director Bruce Davis.

Goldsmith, who won an Academy Award in the Original Score Category for “The Omen,” has received an additional 15 Oscar nominations.

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