1. After 15 Tries, Manager Laura Engel Talks Finally Winning Oscar Gold With Composer Alexandre Desplat

    March 09, 2015 4:44 PM EDT Agent/manager Laura Engel had attended 15 Oscar ceremonies with her composer clients before winning for the first time in February with Alexandre Desplat , 53, for the score to The Grand Budapest Hotel . The 55-year-old co-owner of the Kraft-Engel agency, who also represents Danny Elfman …

  2. Oscars 2015: Common & John Legend March Off With Best Song

    February 22, 2015 11:51 PM EST Plus: Alexandre Desplat takes home best original score for 'Grand Budapest Hotel.' Politically and historically aware speeches from Common and John Legend received the biggest ovation of the first two and half hours of the Academy Awards on Sunday night. Oscars 2015 The rapper…

  3. Oscars 2015: Predicting the Best Original Score Category

    February 20, 2015 3:27 PM EST Can Alexandre Desplat finally win an Oscar after eight nominations? Will the Academy continue to shower love on first-time nominees? Will Hans Zimmer return to the podium for the first time in two decades? Oscars 2015: See All Our Coverage These questions will be answered Sunday when…

  4. Charlie Hebdo Attack Left Composer Alexandre Desplat 'Sad & Enraged'

    January 16, 2015 9:20 PM EST 'Religion and power -- that is their battle and their fun,' Oscar nominee says of targeted French magazine. Composer Alexandre Desplat was in Los Angeles on Thursday when he learned he had received Oscar nominations for his scores to The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Imitation…

  5. Why 'Interstellar's' Unorthodox Sound Mixing Could Win It an Oscar

    November 30, 2014 12:02 PM EST The Academy moved beyond recognizing primarily orchestral work when voters rewarded Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross' electronic score for The Social Network four years ago. A couple of this year's choices tread even fresher ground: Hans Zimmer 's largely pipe organ–based…

  6. What's on Harry Potter's iPod?

    July 13, 2011 5:00 PM EDT With the stateside debut of the final "Harry Potter" film, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," this Friday (July 15), HP fanatics are asking themselves, "What do we do now?" As for us here at Billboard.com, after sitting through seven (and soon to be…

  7. 2011 Oscars: A Look At This Year's Music Nominees

    February 25, 2011 12:42 PM EST At Sunday's Academy Awards, Trent Reznor could become the second rock bandleader to win the Oscar for original score, joining Talking Heads' David Byrne , who took home the trophy for "The Last Emperor" in 1987. It's not an unlikely scenario. Reznor's score for …

  8. Reznor, Rahman, Zimmer & More React to Their Oscar Nominations

    January 25, 2011 4:47 PM EST As the "Academy Award-nominated" descriptor starts to sink in for 2011's newly anointed Oscar nominees , Billboard.com gathered reactions from the following composers and songwriters recognized in the music categories of best original score and song: Trent Reznor , A.R. Rahman …

  9. Tracklist For 'New Moon' Soundtrack Unveiled

    September 21, 2009 2:00 PM EDT The soundtrack for "New Moon" -- the second movie installment of the "Twilight" vampire series -- will feature songs by Thom Yorke , Grizzly Bear , Bon Iver , Lykke Li and the Killers , according to an official tracklist released Monday (Sept. 21). The list was posted on …

  10. 'Slumdog, 'WALL-E' Lead Oscar Music Nominees

    January 22, 2009 9:05 AM EST "Slumdog Millionaire" and "Wall-E" are atop the field of music-related Oscar nominees, with both films nominated for best original score. The "Slumdog" score was penned by A.R. Rahman, while Thomas Newman wrote the score for "WALL-E." The two films are…

  11. Golden Globes Go 'Wild' For Vedder

    January 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder took home the best original song honor at the Golden Globe awards last night (Jan. 13) for "Guaranteed," his contribution to Sean Penn's film "Into the Wild." Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder took home the best original song honor at the…

  12. 'Dreamgirls' Wins Big At Golden Globe Awards

    January 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Eddie Murphy and former "American Idol" finalist Jennifer Hudson won Golden Globes last night (Jan. 15) for supporting roles in the musical "Dreamgirls," giving a lift to their Academy Awards prospect Eddie Murphy and former "American Idol" finalist Jennifer…

  13. Cash Biopic, 'Producers' Among Golden Globe Nominees

    December 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music has a prominent place among the nominees for the 63rd annual Golden Globe Awards, with the Johnny Cash biopic "Walk the Line" and the screen version of Broadway musical "The Producers" among the Music has a prominent place among the nominees for the 63rd annual…

  14. Vedder, Sting Nominated For Golden Globes

    December 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Songs by Elton John, Sting, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and U2's Bono are among those nominated for best original song Golden Globe Awards. Danny Elfman's score for "Big Fish" and Howard Shore's work on Songs by Elton John, Sting, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and…