Thursday, January 15, 2009

BAFTA AWARDS 2009 - NOMINEES


The full list of nominations for the Orange British Academy Film Awards in 2009 have been announced by Gemma Arterton and Hayley Atwell.

You can view the entire list HERE, at the organization's official website.

As far as the MUSIC category is concerned, here's the list of nominees as presented in www.bafta.org


MUSIC

  • THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON – Alexandre Desplat
  • THE DARK KNIGHT – Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard
  • MAMMA MIA! – Benny Andersson, Bj√∂rn Ulvaeus
  • SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE – A. R. Rahman
  • WALL•E – Thomas Newman


It is of particular interest to see that the A.R.Rahman Bollywood trend goes ahead empowered and undisturbed, plus among the range of several excellent scores released this year combined with the large numbers of pretty good musical scores that went out as well, the inclusion of MAMMA MIA! amidst the best scores of the year is quite simply ridiculous, to put it hubmly.

However, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a very worthy release from this year, certainly proving that Alexandre Desplat is perhaps the most creative and imaginative film composer working in Hollywood today; his output certainly showcases so.

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