2018 Oscar Predictions – BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

2018 Oscar Predictions –

ORIGINAL SCORE

(UPDATED – JUNE 2, 2017)

the book of henryIt’s smart to choose the bigger names that are constantly popping up like John Williams, Hans Zimmer, and Alexandre Desplat.  They are all definitely in the mix but we’ll have some fresher composers on the beat that have been hitting home runs over the past few years.

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AND THE PREDICTED NOMINEES ARE:

  1. "Phantom Thread" (Focus Features)
    Jonny Greenwood

  2. "Darkest Hour" (Focus Features)
    Dario Marianelli

  3. "The Silent Man" (Universal Pictures)
    Daniel Pemberton

  4. "The Shape of Water" (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
    Alexandre Desplat

  5. "Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri" (Lionsgate)
    Carter Burwell

  6. THE NEXT FIVE:

  7. "Dunkirk" (Warner Bros.)
    Hans Zimmer

  8. "Battle of the Sexes" (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
    Nicholas Britell

  9. "The Book of Henry" (Focus Features)
    Michael Giacchino

  10. "Wonderstruck" (Amazon Studios)
    Carter Burwell

  11. "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" (Walt Disney Pictures)
    John Williams

  12. TOP-TIER CONTENDERS:

  13. "The Mercy" (No U.S. Distribution)
    Jóhann Jóhannsson

  14. "Mute" (Netflix)
    Clint Mansell

  15. "Coco" (Pixar)
    TBA

  16. "War for the Planet of the Apes" (20th Century Fox)
    Michael Giacchino

  17. "Mother!" (Paramount Pictures)
    Jóhann Jóhannsson

  18. "Blade Runner 2049" (Warner Bros.)
    Jóhann Jóhannsson

  19. "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" (Sony Pictures)
    James Newton Howard

  20. "Granite Mountain" (Lionsgate)
    Joseph Trapenese

  21. "The Greatest Showman" (20th Century Fox)
    Benj Pasek, Justin Paul

  22. "Under the Silver Lake" (A24)
    Disasterpiece

  23. ALSO IN CONTENTION:

  24. "The Dark Tower" (Sony Pictures)
    Junkie XL

  25. "Based on a True Story" (Sony Pictures Classics)
    Alexandre Desplat

  26. "The Current War" (The Weinstein Company)
    TBA

  27. "The Glass Castle" (Lionsgate)
    Joel P. West

  28. "How to Talk to Girls at Parties" (A24)
    Nico Muhly, Jamie Stewart

  29. "Hostiles" (No U.S. Distribution)
    Max Richter

  30. "Detroit" (Annapurna Pictures)
    TBA

  31. "Wind River" (The Weinstein Company)
    Warren Ellis

  32. "Logan" (20th Century Fox)
    Marco Beltrami

  33. "Journeyman" (No U.S. Distribution)
    Harry Escott

UNRANKED CONTENDERS

Alien: Covenant” (20th Century Fox) – Jed Kurzel — “Atomic Blonde” (Focus Features) – Tyler Bates — “The Death of Stalin” (IFC Films) – Christopher Willis — “Euphoria” (No U.S. Distribution) – Lisa Holmqvist — “First They Killed My Father” (Netflix) – Marco Beltrami — “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” – Tyler Bates — “Mary Shelley” (No U.S. Distribution) — “Redoubtable” (No U.S. Distribution) – TBA — “Tulip Fever” (The Weinstein Company) – Danny Elfman — “Untitled Steven Spielberg Film” (20th Century Fox) —

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