‘Dune’ Composer Hans Zimmer Wins 2022 Oscars for Original Score – Deadline

UPDATE with tweets from Zimmer: Hans Zimmer won his second career Oscar tonight, original music for Denis VilleneuveDunes.

It was Zimmer’s 12th nomination in the category and his second win after The Lion King in 1995. He was also nominated for rain man (1989), The preacher’s wife (1997), As good as it gets (1998), The Prince of Egypt (1999), The thin red line (1999), Gladiator (2001), sherlock holmes (2010), Creation (2011), Interstellar (2015), and Dunkirk (2018).

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Hosted by Jason Momoa and Josh Brolin, the Original Score Oscar was one of eight categories announced during the pre-show, which was taped in the hour before the broadcast and will take place at specific times during the broadcast. ‘episode.


Zimmer is on tour and was not present to receive the award. But he tweeted his response from a hotel in Amsterdam (in a bathrobe) where he received a mini Oscar statuette. “It’s 2am in Amsterdam, and my daughter Zoë woke me up to go to the hotel bar. wow!! adding in a second tweet, “Thank you to @TheAcademy, but above all, to all the musicians of @DuneMovie and to our leader Denis Villeneuve.

The sci-fi epic from Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures stars Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides, the son of a noble family who is embroiled in a war in the deserts of the inhospitable planet Arrakis, after being entrusted with the protection of the most valuable asset in the Galaxy. The ensemble cast also includes Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Zendaya, David Dastmalchian, Chang Chen, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Charlotte Rampling, Jason Momoa and Javier Bardem.

Hans Zimmer interrupts a concert in the UK to show a Ukrainian pianist ferociously playing the song ‘Inception’ in the streets as air raid sirens sound

The film was nominated for 10 Oscars, including Best Picture and Adapted Screenplay.

In a recent interview with Deadline, Zimmer said while composing the film that he and his “SWAT team of musicians” encountered a distant future world that gave them the license to “go imagine and build instruments and invent instruments “from scratch, tinkering with musical notes that “don’t actually exist” within the framework of conventional vocabulary, and “rhythms that were humanly impossible to play”.

As for inventing new sounds for the film, Zimmer said it involved “machine-generated rhythms” carefully crafted in concert with such talented synthesists as Kevin Schroeder and Howard Scarr. Another element of the process, for Zimmer, was to take an orchestral instrument like Tina Guo’s cello and shape its sound into something like a “Tibetan war horn,” befitting the singular universe of the film.

Dunes beat the other nominees Don’t look up (Nicolas Britell), Encanto (Germaine Franco) Parallel mothers (Alberto Iglesias), and The power of the dog (Jonny Greenwood).

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