The 2020 Oscar nominations have arrived, including the full list of nominees for Best Original Score. Competing for the award are Randy Newman (Marriage Story), Hildur Guðnadóttir (Joker), Alexandre Desplat (Little Women), John Williams (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker), and Thomas Newman (1917). Find the full list of Best Original Score nominees below.
Michael Abels (Us) and Nicholas Britell (The King) were among the composers on the shortlist for Best Original Score who did not make the final round of nominees.
Earlier this month, Hildur Guðnadóttir took home the 2020 Golden Globe for Best Original Score for her work on Joker. Last year, Hildur scored HBO’s Chernobyl and contributed to SUNN O)))’s Life Metal and Pyroclasts.
Nicholas Britell and Alexandre Desplat were nominated for Best Original Score at the 2019 Oscars (for If Beale Street Could Talk and Isle of Dogs, respectively). The 2019 Academy Award for Best Original Score ultimately went to Ludwig Göransson for his work on Black Panther.
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2020 Academy Award for Best Original Score
Hildur Guðnadóttir – Joker
Alexandre Desplat – Little Women
Randy Newman – Marriage Story
Thomas Newman – 1917
John Williams – Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker