Composers Who Have Never Won an Oscar

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This week on The Score with Edmund Stone, Composers who have never won an Oscar, but deserved to. Many well-known movies composers have never won an Oscar for their work and today we’ll tip the hat to those who should. From Danny Elfman’s Edward Scissorhands to Alan Silvestri’s The Polar Express, we salute some of the best scores from Hollywood on the next edition of The Score.

Music highlighted in this episode

Theme from Batman

Danny Elfman

The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra

Silva Screen Records SILCD 1276

1989

Cleopatra Symphony from Cleopatra

Alex North

London Philharmonic Orchestra

London Philharmonic Orchestra LPO-0086

1963

The Grand Finale from Edward Scissorhands

Danny Elfman

original soundtrack recording

MCA Records MCAD-10133

1990

Main Theme from Spider-Man

Danny Elfman

The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra

Silva Screen Records SILCD 1268

2002

Theme from Mission Impossible

Lalo Schifrin

Cincinnati Pops Orchestra

Telarc CD-80437

1966

Main Title from Cool Hand Luke

Lalo Schifrin

original soundtrack recording

Aleph Records 047

1967

Harry in Winter from Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire

Patrick Doyle

London Symphony Orchestra

Warner Bros 49631-2

2005

Earth to Asgard from Thor

Patrick Doyle

London Symphony Orchestra

Buena Vista Records D001365602

2011

Around the World, Part 1 (Overture) from Around the World in 80 Days

Victor Young

original soundtrack recording

Hit Parade Records 13502

1956

Innesfree from The Quiet Man

Victor Young

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

Koch International Classics 3-7365-2

1952

Tenuous Winners/Returning Home from The Hunger Games

James Newton Howard

original soundtrack recording

Lionsgate B0016579-02

2012

Lucy Meets Mr. Timnus from The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, TheWitch and The Wardrobe

Harry Gregson-Williams

The Hollywood Studio Symphony

Warner Bros 61374-7

2005

A Promise from The Avengers

Alan Silvestri

original soundtrack recording

Hollywood Records/Intrada D001759402

2012

Suite from The Polar Express

Alan Silvestri

original soundtrack recording

Warner Bros 48897-2

2004

Only the Beginning from The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

Harry Gregson-Williams

The Hollywood Studio Symphony

Warner Bros 61374-7

2005

Mars from The Martian

Harry Gregson-Williams

original soundtrack recording

Capitol Records 88875167102

2015

Horn of Plenty from The Hunger Games

James Newton Howard

original soundtrack recording

Lionsgate B0016579-02

2012

Maleficent Suite from Maleficent

James Newton Howard

original soundtrack recording

Walt Disney Records D001908702

2014

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