Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Song and Score Oscar Winners

With the recent Oscar win of Original Score and Original Song going to Justin Hurwitz's on La La Land, I thought back to the other times both Song and Score Oscar went to the same film (and in many cases the same composer).

It is interesting to note how the patterns of film scores go from musicals, to the title tunes of the 1960's, to the overwhelming wins of the Disney renaissance years and the infrequent occurrences since.  I've also include a handful of ceremony pictures just for fun.

1939 (12th Academy Awards)
The Wizard of Oz (score by Herbert Stothart)
"Over the Rainbow" (music by Harold Arlen, lyrics by Yip Harburg)

1940 (13th Academy Awards)
Pinocchio (score by Leigh Harline and Paul J. Smith)
"When You Wish Upon A Star" (music by Leigh Harline, lyrics by Ned Washington)

1952 (25th Academy Awards)
High Noon (score by Dimitri Tiomkin)
"The Ballad of High Noon" (music by Dimitri Tiomkin, lyrics by Ned Washington)

1955 (28th Academy Awards)
Love is a Many-Splendored Thing (score by Alfred Newman)
"Love is a Many-Splendored Thing" (music by Sammy Fain, lyrics by Paul Francis Webster)

1958 (31st Academy Awards)
Gigi (score by Andre Previn)
"Gigi" (music by Frederick Loewe, lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner)

1961 (34th Academy Awards)

Breakfast at Tiffany’s (score by Henry Mancini)
"Moon River" (music by Henry Mancini, lyrics by Johnny Mercer)

1964 (37th Academy Awards)
Mary Poppins (score by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman)
"Chim Chim Cher-ee" (music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman)

1966 (39th Academy Awards)
Born Free  (score by John Barry)
"Born Free" (music by John Barry, lyrics by Don Black)

1969 (42nd Academy Awards)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (score by Burt Bacharach)
"Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head" (music by Burt Bacharach, lyrics by Hal David)

1973 (46th Academy Awards)
The Way We Were (score by Marvin Hamlisch)
"The Way We Were" (music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Alan & Marilyn Bergman)

1980 (53rd Academy Awards)
Fame (score by Michael Gore)
"Fame" (music by Michael Gore, lyrics by Dean Pitchford)

1989 (62nd Academy Awards)

The Little Mermaid (score by Alan Menken)
"Under the Sea" (music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman)

1991 (64th Academy Awards)
Beauty and the Beast (score by Alan Menken)
"Beauty and the Beast" (music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman)

1992 (65th Academy Awards)

Aladdin (score by Alan Menken)
"A Whole New World" (music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Tim Rice)

1994 (67th Academy Awards)
The Lion King (score by Hans Zimmer)
"Can You Feel the Love Tonight" (music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice)

1995 (68th Academy Awards)
Pocahontas (score by Alan Menken)
"Colors of the Wind" (music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz)

1997 (70th Academy Awards)
Titanic (score by James Horner)
"My Heart Will Go On" (music by James Horner, lyrics by Will Jennings)

2003 (76th Academy Awards)
The Lord of The Rings: The Return Of The King (score by Howard Shore)
"Into the West" (music and lyrics by Annie Lennox, Howard Shore, Fran Walsh)

2008 (81st Academy Awards)
Slumdog Millionaire (score by A.R. Rahman)
"Jai Ho" (music by A.R. Rahman, lyrics by Gulzar)

2016 (89th Academy Awards)
La La Land (score by Justin Hurwitz)
"City of Stars" (music by Justin Hurwitz, lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul)

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