Alexandre Desplat Receives Oscar Nomination for Best Score: The King’s Speech
Alexandre Desplat receives his fourth Best
Original Score Oscar nomination for
George VI biopic recently received BAFTA
and Golden Globe nominations.
The composer incorporated the actual
microphones of King George VI into his score,
and recorded with a 90-piece orchestra
at London’s Abbey Road Studio.
Desplat was nominated for the same
category last year, for The Fantastic Mr. Fox.
His current projects include “Harry Potter
and the Deathly Hallows: Part II” and
“The Tree of Life,” starring Brad Pitt.
After composing the music for over 50
European films, Desplat burst onto the
Hollywood scene in 2003 with his
evocative score to “The Girl with a
Pearl Earring,” which earned him
nominations from the Golden Globes,
BAFTA and European Film Awards.
Desplat has won the World Soundtrack
Award five times out of six nominations
for Best Original Score and Film Composer
of the Year. He won a Grammy in 2008
for the “Best Score Soundtrack” of
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”
Alexandre Desplat was also selected as
one of the nine luminaries to serve as
a juror for the 63rd Cannes Film Festival.