The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has selected 41 songs from films released this year that are eligible for Oscar nom consideration.
An unusual pairing of rock and documentary made history four years ago when Melissa Etheridge accepted the first best original song Oscar for "An Inconvenient Truth."
Writing the music for "Rabbit Hole" should have been difficult. The movie -- a wrenching adaptation of David Lindsay-Abaire's Pulitzer Prize-winning play starring Nicole Kidman -- details the…
When Jan Kaczmarek was approached to score "Get Low," he was attracted to the idea of infusing the music with subtle elements of American bluegrass, which he describes as "having a mystery in it."
From the start, director Derek Cianfrance had one band only in mind to score his movie "Blue Valentine": Grizzly Bear.
The composers and lyricists behind some the year's most talked about movie tunes discuss their motivation and their aesthetic, often singing the praises of their collaborators in the process.
No Academy group has tinkered more with its rules than the music branch. Over the years, categories have been added and subtracted, and the award titles have changed repeatedly.
Originally intended as seasoning sprinkled modestly throughout "Tron: Legacy," Daft Punk's adventurous score quickly grew from a supporting player to a starring role with the finished film featuring…
"What music should accompany a 14-year-old girl bent on avenging her father's murder in the Old West?," says composer Carter Burwell of "True Grit."
Michael Brook's profile as a film composer appears on the upswing, but his methods are anything but conventional.
For "Alice in Wonderland" -- their 13th film together -- composer Danny Elfman and director Tim Burton had a tougher time than usual.