BAFTA Award For Best Film Music
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BAFTA Award For Best Film Music
BAFTA Award for Best Original Music
Awarded forExcellence in film music
LocationUnited Kingdom
Presented byBritish Academy of Film and Television Arts
Currently held byJon Batiste, Trent Reznor, and Atticus Ross for Soul (2020)

This is a list of winners and nominees for the BAFTA Award for Best Original Music, formerly known as the Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music, which is presented to film composers, given out by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts since 1968.

With seven wins out of seventeen nominations, John Williams is both the most nominated and most awarded in this category. Ennio Morricone is the only composer to win in consecutive years; for The Mission in 1987 and The Untouchables in 1988.[1] Morricone also has the highest perfect score and record, with six wins from six nominations. With nine nominations, Hans Zimmer remains the composer with highest nominations without a win.[2] Only six composers, John Williams (in 1975 and 1978), Vangelis (in 1982), Maurice Jarre (in 1985), Hans Zimmer (in 2017), and the composing duo Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (in 2020), have received two nominations in the same year. In 2019, Lady Gaga became the first woman to win this award for A Star Is Born. In 2020, Hildur Guðnadóttir became the first solo woman ever to win this award for Joker.[3]

Winners and nominees


1968: The Lion in Winter - John Barry

1969: Z - Mikis Theodorakis


1970: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid - Burt Bacharach

1971: Summer of '42 - Michel Legrand

1972: The Godfather - Nino Rota

1973: O Lucky Man! - Alan Price

1974: Murder on the Orient Express - Richard Rodney Bennett

1975: Jaws and The Towering Inferno - John Williams

1976: Taxi Driver - Bernard Herrmann

1977: A Bridge Too Far - John Addison

1978: Star Wars - John Williams

1979: Days of Heaven - Ennio Morricone


1980: The Empire Strikes Back - John Williams

1981: The French Lieutenant's Woman - Carl Davis

1982: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial - John Williams

1983: Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence - Ryuichi Sakamoto

1984: Once Upon a Time in America - Ennio Morricone

1985: Witness - Maurice Jarre

1986: The Mission - Ennio Morricone

1987: The Untouchables - Ennio Morricone

1988: Empire of the Sun - John Williams

1989: Dead Poets Society - Maurice Jarre


1990: Cinema Paradiso (Nuovo Cinema Paradiso) - Andrea Morricone and Ennio Morricone

1991: Cyrano de Bergerac - Jean-Claude Petit

1992: Strictly Ballroom - David Hirschfelder

Best Score

1993: Schindler's List - John Williams

Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music

1994: Backbeat - Don Was

1995: The Postman (Il postino) - Luis Enríquez Bacalov

1996: The English Patient - Gabriel Yared

1997: Romeo + Juliet - Nellee Hooper, Craig Armstrong, and Marius de Vries

1998: Elizabeth - David Hirschfelder

1999: American Beauty - Thomas Newman


2000: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Wo hu cang long) - Tan Dun

2001: Moulin Rouge! - Craig Armstrong and Marius de Vries

2002: The Hours - Philip Glass

2003: Cold Mountain - T Bone Burnett and Gabriel Yared

2004: The Motorcycle Diaries (Diarios de motocicleta) - Gustavo Santaolalla

2005: Memoirs of a Geisha - John Williams

2006: Babel - Gustavo Santaolalla

2007: La Vie en Rose (La môme) - Christopher Gunning

2008: Slumdog Millionaire - A. R. Rahman

2009: Up - Michael Giacchino


2010: The King's Speech - Alexandre Desplat

2011: The Artist - Ludovic Bource

2012: Skyfall - Thomas Newman

2013: Gravity - Steven Price

2014: The Grand Budapest Hotel - Alexandre Desplat

2015: The Hateful Eight - Ennio Morricone

2016: La La Land - Justin Hurwitz

2017: The Shape of Water - Alexandre Desplat

2018: A Star Is Born - Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, and Lukas Nelson

2019: Joker - Hildur Guðnadóttir


2020: Soul - Jon Batiste, Trent Reznor, and Atticus Ross

Multiple nominations and wins

See also


External links

  • "Awards Database - The BAFTA Site". British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Retrieved 2009.

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