Oscars Shortlist: 114 Original Scores Shortlisted for 86th Academy Awards

FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: ONE-HUNDRED AND FOURTEEN ORIGINAL SCORES

More of a reminder of what films were released this year, the 114 original scores will eventually be whittled down to five. Basically the who’s who of composing that we see every year, this year’s list has the big shots like Hans Zimmer considered for three different films (“12 Years A Slave”, “Man Of Steel”, “Rush”), John Williams for one (“The Book Thief”) and of course Howard Shore’s latest entry (“The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug”).  With “12 Years A Slave” making a beeline for Best Picture, expect to see Hans Zimmer grab that nomination spot. Also, on the flip side of that, “Gravity” will be in the Best Picture category as well, likely earning British composer Steven Price his first Oscar nomination ever. Then, with the usual suspects, like Alexandre Desplat, Danny Elfman, Thomas Newman, Henry Jackman, Cliff Martinez, and James Newton Howard, your guess for the final three are as good as mine. If you take the Golden Globes nominations into consideration, we’ll be seeing John Williams (“The Book Thief”), Alex Ebert (“All Is Lost”), and Alex Heffes (“Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom”) fill out the final three. Last year, they picked four out of the five nominations (minus “Cloud Atlas”) and even picked the winner (“Life Of Pi”). We’ll see if that holds true this year.

  1. “Admission,” Stephen Trask
  2. “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints,” Daniel Hart
  3. “All Is Lost,” Alex Ebert
  4. “Alone Yet Not Alone,” William Ross
  5. “The Armstrong Lie,” David Kahne
  6. “Arthur Newman,” Nick Urata
  7. “At Any Price,” Dickon Hinchliffe
  8. “Austenland,” Ilan Eshkeri
  9. “Before Midnight,” Graham Reynolds
  10. “The Best Man Holiday,” Stanley Clark
  11. “The Book Thief,” John Williams
  12. “The Butterfly’s Dream,” Rahman Altin
  13. “The Call,” John Debney
  14. “Captain Phillips,” Henry Jackman
  15. “Closed Circuit,” Joby Talbot
  16. “The Company You Keep,” Cliff Martinez
  17. “The Conjuring,” Joseph Bishara
  18. “Copperhead,” Laurent Eyquem
  19. “The Counselor,” Daniel Pemberton
  20. “The Croods,” Alan Silvestri
  21. “Despicable Me 2,” Heitor Pereira
  22. “Elysium,” Ryan Amon
  23. “Ender’s Game,” Steve Jablonsky
  24. “Enough Said,” Marcelo Zarvos
  25. “Epic,” Danny Elfman
  26. “Ernest & Celestine,” Vincent Courtois
  27. “Escape from Planet Earth,” Aaron Zigman
  28. “Escape from Tomorrow,” Abel Korzeniowski
  29. “Evil Dead,” Roque Baños
  30. “47 Ronin,” Ilan Eshkeri
  31. “42,” Mark Isham
  32. “Free Birds,” Dominic Lewis
  33. “Free China: The Courage to Believe,” Tony Chen
  34. “Fruitvale Station,” Ludwig Goransson
  35. “G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” Henry Jackman
  36. “Gangster Squad,” Steve Jablonsky
  37. “Gravity,” Steven Price
  38. “The Great Gatsby,” Craig Armstrong
  39. “The Hangover Part III,” Christophe Beck
  40. “Hansel & Gretel Witch Hunters,” Atli Örvarsson
  41. “Haute Cuisine,” Gabriel Yared
  42. “Her,” William Butler and Owen Pallett
  43. “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” Howard Shore
  44. “Hollywood Seagull,” Evgeny Shchukin
  45. “Hours,” Benjamin Wallfisch
  46. “How Sweet It Is,” Matt Dahan
  47. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” James Newton Howard
  48. “Identity Thief,” Christopher Lennertz
  49. “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone,” Lyle Workman
  50. “Insidious: Chapter 2,” Joseph Bishara
  51. “Instructions Not Included,” Carlo Siliotto
  52. “The Internship,” Christophe Beck
  53. “The Invisible Woman,” Ilan Eshkeri
  54. “Iron Man 3,” Brian Tyler
  55. “Jack the Giant Slayer,” John Ottman
  56. “Jobs,” John Debney
  57. “Kamasutra 3D,” Sreejith Edavana and Saachin Raj Chelory
  58. “Labor Day,” Rolfe Kent
  59. “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” Rodrigo Leão
  60. “Live at the Foxes Den,” Jack Holmes
  61. “Love Is All You Need,” Johan Söderqvist
  62. “Mama,” Fernando Velázquez
  63. “Man of Steel,” Hans Zimmer
  64. “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,” Alex Heffes
  65. “The Missing Picture,” Marc Marder
  66. “Monsters University,” Randy Newman
  67. “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones,” Atli Örvarsson
  68. “Mud,” David Wingo
  69. “Murph: The Protector,” Chris Irwin and Jeff Widenhofer
  70. “Now You See Me,” Brian Tyler
  71. “Oblivion,” Anthony Gonzalez and Joseph Trapanese
  72. “Oldboy,” Roque Baños
  73. “Olympus Has Fallen,” Trevor Morris
  74. “Oz The Great and Powerful,” Danny Elfman
  75. “Pacific Rim,” Ramin Djawad
  76. “Pain & Gain,” Steve Jablonsky
  77. “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters,” Andrew Lockington
  78. “Philomena,” Alexandre Desplat
  79. “The Place beyond the Pines,” Mike Patton
  80. “Planes,” Mark Mancina
  81. “Prisoners,” Jóhann Jóhannsson
  82. “R.I.P.D.,” Christophe Beck
  83. “Reaching for the Moon,” Marcelo Zarvos
  84. “Romeo & Juliet,” Abel Korzeniowski
  85. “Runner Runner,” Christophe Beck
  86. “Rush,” Hans Zimmer
  87. “Safe Haven,” Deborah Lurie
  88. “Salinger,” Lorne Balfe
  89. “Saving Mr. Banks,” Thomas Newman
  90. “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” Theodore Shapiro
  91. “Short Term 12,” Joel P. West
  92. “Side Effects,” Thomas Newman
  93. “The Smurfs 2,” Heitor Pereira
  94. “The Spectacular Now,” Rob Simonsen
  95. “Star Trek Into Darkness,” Michael Giacchino
  96. “Stoker,” Clint Mansell
  97. “Thor: The Dark World,” Brian Tyler
  98. “Tim’s Vermeer,” Conrad Pope
  99. “Trance,” Rick Smith
  100. “Turbo,” Henry Jackman
  101. “12 Years a Slave,” Hans Zimmer
  102. “2 Guns,” Clinton Shorter
  103. “The Ultimate Life,” Mark McKenzie
  104. “Unfinished Song,” Laura Rossi
  105. “Wadjda,” Max Richter
  106. “Walking with Dinosaurs,” Paul Leonard-Morgan
  107. “Warm Bodies,” Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders
  108. “We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks,” Will Bates
  109. “We’re the Millers,” Theodore Shapiro and Ludwig Goransson
  110. “What Maisie Knew,” Nick Urata
  111. “Why We Ride,” Steven Gutheinz
  112. “The Wind Rises,” Joe Hisaishi
  113. “Winnie Mandela,” Laurent Eyquem
  114. “The Wolverine,” Marco Beltrami

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s