On January 11 Greek composer Alexandre Desplat was honored with the Critics’ Choice Movie Award in the Best Score category for his music for Gullermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” in Santa Monica, CA. This comes after his win in the Golden Globes for Best Score on the same work.
The nominations were:
Alexandre Desplat – The Shape of Water
Jonny Greenwood – Phantom Thread
Dario Marianelli – Darkest Hour
Benjamin Wallfisch and Hans Zimmer – Blade Runner 2049
John Williams – The Post
Hans Zimmer – Dunkirk
The Shape of Water Soundtrack: https://youtu.be/yIu9xlbOyKM
This isn’t the first time that the work of Desplat, born in Paris to a French father and a Greek mother, has been recognized. Desplat is one of the most significant music composers and an expert in composing soundtracks for the cinema. He won his first Grammy award for the score The King’s Speech. Moreover, except for receiving four Oscar nominations, Alexandre won his first Golden Globe in 2006 for his music in The Painted Veil. The Oscars 2015 held a pleasant surprise for the Greek-French Alexander Desplat who won his first Oscar for the Best Original Score for his work in “The Grand Budapest Hotel”. He has been nominated nine times for a Golden Globe Best Original Score since 2004.