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2017 Oscars Challenge: [9] “Passengers” (2 nominations)

Directed by: Morten Tyldum Written by: Jon Spaihts Cinematography by: Rodrigo Prieto Music by: Thomas Newman Distributed by: Columbia Pictures Release Date: December 21, 2016 Budget: $110 million   FILM SYNOPSIS: Jim Preston and Aurora Lane, two passengers aboard a luxurious starship bound for an interplanetary colony, are unexpectedly awoken from suspended animation 90 years early. As the only humans awake, the pair relies … Read More 2017 Oscars Challenge: [9] “Passengers” (2 nominations)

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2017 Oscars Challenge: [9] “Passengers” – Best Original Score

“PASSENGERS” Thomas Newman Directed by: Morten Tyldum Written by: Jon Spaihts Cinematography by: Rodrigo Prieto Music by: Thomas Newman Distributed by: Columbia Pictures Release Date: December 21, 2016 Budget: $110 million   FILM SYNOPSIS: Jim Preston and Aurora Lane, two passengers aboard a luxurious starship bound for an interplanetary colony, are unexpectedly awoken from suspended animation 90 years early. As the only humans awake, … Read More 2017 Oscars Challenge: [9] “Passengers” – Best Original Score

2016 Oscars Challenge: [31] “Bridge Of Spies” – Best Original Score

BRIDGE OF SPIES Thomas Newman The paranoia and uneasiness of the Cold War are brought to life by Thomas Newman’s score for “Bridge Of Spies.” On top of being a period piece, the film itself is a re-teaming of Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, which brings about reminiscent qualities that are shared with the score. Pushing scenes like the final bridge exchange, the battle … Read More 2016 Oscars Challenge: [31] “Bridge Of Spies” – Best Original Score

2014 Oscars Challenge: [11] Saving Mr. Banks – One Nomination

Thomas Newman Many would say that “Saving Mr. Banks” was robbed in many of the categories of the Academy Awards this year, including not making the list for Best Picture and for Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks not making the cut for their respected acting awards. However, the one place the film does show up is Best Original Score, with composer Thomas Newman at … Read More 2014 Oscars Challenge: [11] Saving Mr. Banks – One Nomination

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2013 Oscars Challenge: [29] Skyfall – Five Nominations

SKYFALL BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY All I have to say is that this better be Roger Deakins’ year. He’s been nominated ten times now (complete list) and has never won a single Academy Award. Now, he has another shot this year with one of my favorite films of 2012, “Skyfall”, made immensely more enjoyable by the amazing cinematography. With a grandness and epic sense to the … Read More 2013 Oscars Challenge: [29] Skyfall – Five Nominations