John Williams Gets Two Nominations For Best Original Score

The Nominations for the 84th Academy Awards® were announced this morning, Tuesday, January 24th. A wonderful surprise this year came in the nominations for Best Original Score, with legendary film composer, and winner of five previous Academy Awards®, John Williams, receiving two nomination nods this year for his two, motion picture collaborations with Director Steven Spielberg.

Williams received a nomination for his deeply emotional, eloquent, sublime score composed for Spielberg’s “War Horse”. Williams also is nominated for scoring Spielberg’s performance capture 3D animated film, “The Adventures Of Tin Tin”.

Songwriter Bret McKenzie received a very much and well deserved nomination for Best Original Song, for penning both the music and lyrics to the enchanting and very clever, “Man Or Muppet” for “The Muppets”. Here’s hoping “The Muppets’” very talented stars Jason Segel and his muppet brother Walter perform the song in formal attire, live on the Oscars Telecast, recreating their show stopping number from the movie!

It would indeed be a rare and sparkling treat also having John Williams conduct and perform with a full orchestra, both of his supreme nominated scores, in addition to having all of the nominated film composers perform their scores live.

The Nominees For Music Best Original Score In A Motion Picture are:

“The Adventures Of Tin Tin” John Williams
“The Artist” Ludovic Bource
“Hugo” Howard Shore
“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” Alberto Iglesias
“War Horse” John Williams