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BMI Congratulates its 2019 Oscar Nominees

Posted in News on January 22, 2019
Pictured top row from left are: Alexandre Desplat, Terence Blanchard, Ludwig Göransson. Bottom row from left: Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Andrew Wyatt, Solana Rowe (SZA), Anthony Tiffith.
Pictured top row from left are: Alexandre Desplat, Terence Blanchard, Ludwig Göransson. Bottom row from left: Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Andrew Wyatt, Solana Rowe (SZA), Anthony Tiffith.

On Sunday, February 24, 2019, the 91st Academy Awards will decide the winners of this year’s Oscars, and several talented BMI composers are positioned to take home the coveted statues. In addition to those receiving their first Oscar recognition, veteran nominees include Alexandre Desplat (10 nods with 2 wins for Original Score) and Lady Gaga (second nomination for Original Song; also up for Best Actress this year). The Awards, which honor films released in 2018, will take place at Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center in California, with a live broadcast on ABC at 8 ET/5 PT.

Congratulations to all the nominees with a special note to composer/editor John Ottman, who was nominated for editing Bohemian Rhapsody. Here’s the list of BMI composers and songwriters who received nods in the music categories:

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)

Ludwig Göransson BLACK PANTHER

Terence Blanchard BLACKKKLANSMAN

Alexandre Desplat ISLE OF DOGS

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)

“ALL THE STARS” from Black Panther Music by Anthony Tiffith; Lyric by Anthony Tiffith and Solana Rowe

“SHALLOW” from A Star Is Born Music and Lyric by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt

“WHEN A COWBOY TRADES HIS SPURS FOR WINGS” from The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Music and Lyric by David Rawlings and Gillian Welch