The Academy got it right with its first-ever Oscar concert featuring live performances of this year’s nominated musical scores and songs. Thursday’s show at UCLA’s Royce Hall was a textbook model of…
Is the Academy's music branch growing up? This year's crop of original-score nominees embraces not only traditional orchestral scores by veteran composers but also a hybrid score that stretches the…
The American Film Institute will confer honoraray doctorate of fine arts degrees upon Kathryn Bigelow and Anne V. Coates and a doctorate of communications on Jon Avnet. Avnet will be recognized for…
Composer John Williams, who turns 81 today, has the most Oscar nominations of any living individual: The original-score nomination for "Lincoln" is his 48th, and he has won five times.
With Thursday's Oscar nominations in the music categories, the Academy offered up some notable contrasts.
Morricone, Williams, Herrmann top Variety poll of ASCAP, BMI members
Thirty-eight years ago, Steven Spielberg wanted musical Americana for his first feature, "The Sugarland Express." He hired John Williams on the strength of the composer's folksy scores for "The…
Close to 100 original scores have been deemed eligible for the 84th Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Thursday.
Six years ago, composer John Williams tied Alfred Newman's all-time record of 45 nominations in Oscar's music categories. This year, he could set a new high with one or even two more nominations.
Hard as it is to recall, long before the klieg lights of "Star Wars," "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial," "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and the Boston Pops made John Williams a household name, there was Johnny…
Lackluster CGI toon "Valiant" features an all-avian cast of characters and top-flight British vocal talent to spoof fondly WWII fly-boy dramas like "The Battle of Britain." However, despite a handful…