Oscars Predictions: Best Original Score – Can Hans Zimmer Nab Double Nods?

Other notable contenders include scores from Kris Bowers, Alexandre Desplat, Alberto Iglesias, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe and Daniel Pemberton.

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2022 OSCARS PREDICTIONS:
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

UPDATED: Jan 13, 2022

AWARDS PREDICTION COMMENTARY: More commentary to be added.

Oscar nominations voting begins on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, and will end on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022. The official Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, with the ceremony taking place on Sunday, Mar. 27, 2022.

Precursor Awards Leader: “Dune” (Warner Bros) – Hans Zimmer
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Dune (2021).TIMOTHEE CHALAMET.Credit: Warner Bros. Courtesy of Warner Bros.

ALL AWARDS CONTENDERS AND RANKINGS:

AND THE PREDICTED NOMINEES ARE:
RANK FILM STUDIO COMPOSER(S)
1 “The Power of the Dog” Netflix Jonny Greenwood
2 “Dune” Warner Bros Hans Zimmer
3 “The French Dispatch” Searchlight Pictures Alexandre Desplat
4 “Don’t Look Up” Netflix Nicholas Britell
5 “No Time to Die” MGM/United Artists Releasing Hans Zimmer
NEXT IN LINE
6 “Encanto” Walt Disney Pictures Germaine Franco
7 “Spencer” Neon/Topic Studios Jonny Greenwood
8 “Being the Ricardos” Amazon Studios Daniel Pemberton
9 “King Richard” Warner Bros Kris Bowers
10 “The Green Knight” A24 Daniel Hart
ALSO IN CONTENTION
11 “The Harder They Fall” Netflix Jeymes Samuel
12 “Parallel Mothers” Sony Pictures Classics Alberto Iglesias
13 “The Last Duel” 20th Century Studios Harry Gregson-Williams
14 “Candyman” Universal Pictures Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe
15 “The Tragedy of Macbeth” Apple Original Films/A24 Carter Burwell

AWARDS CATEGORY HISTORY (Original Score)

The Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars, is Hollywood’s most prestigious artistic award in the film industry. The most awarded films in Oscar history are “Ben-Hur,” “Titanic” and “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” at 11 statuettes. The most nominated films in Academy history are “All About Eve,” “Titanic” and “La La Land” at 14. “La La Land” is the only film of the three to have lost best picture. The most significant Oscar “losers,” meaning most nominated and walk away with zero awards, are 1977’s “The Turning Point” and 1985’s “The Color Purple” at 11 each.


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About the Academy Awards (Oscars)

The Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars, is Hollywood’s most prestigious artistic award in the film industry. Since 1927, nominees and winners have been selected by members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). Seventeen branches are represented within the near 10,000 person membership. The branches are actors, associates, casting directors, cinematographers, costume designers, directors, documentary, executives, film editors, makeup and hairstylists, marketing and public relations, members-at-large, members-at-large (artists’ representatives), music, producers, production design, short films and feature animation, sound, visual effects and writers.

  • The date for the 94th Oscars will be held on Sunday, Mar. 27, 2022