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And the BAFTA Nominees are...

A look at the musical minds behind this years' biggest blockbusters.

By Emma Francis 24-Jan-2018

The nominations for this year's BAFTAs were announced earlier this month and it's a phenomenal selection of films. We want to shine a light on the talent behind the music of these outstanding projects.

It seems only logical to congratulate the nominees in the Best Original Music first, seeing as we are a music-centric organisation. The Shape of Water leads the nominations at this year’s BAFTAs with the music by Alexandre Desplat contributing to one of the twelve. Best Original Music is one of the nine awards that Darkest Hour is up for, with music by the incredibly talented Dario Marianelli, working alongside music supervisor and Guild board member Maggie Rodford. Hans Zimmer is up for two out of five films in this category with his work on Dunkirk and Blade Runner 2049. Lastly, Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood is nominated for his work on Phantom Thread, his latest collaboration with the supremely talented Paul Thomas Anderson.

Up for Best Film, alongside Dunkirk, Darkest Hour and The Shape of Water is Call Me By Your Name, supervised by Robin Urdang. The final nom goes to Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Karen Elliott was the Music Supervisor on this project, responsible for the perfectly placed music that marries Carter Burwell’s compositions. Hear what Karen had to say about her work on the feature here.

Next up in the category of Outstanding British Film is God’s Own Country, with compositions  from Dustin O’Halloran and Adam Wiltzie accompanied by needle drops curated by supervisor John Boughtwood. Heartwarming animation Paddington 2 is also nominated which gives Dario Marianelli his second nomination. Nick Angel was the music supervisor on the film, with Maggie Rodford as the Score Supervisor. Also nominated are Darkest Hour, The Death of Stalin, Lady Macbeth and Three Billboards.

Among the remaining categories, Baby Driver is up for Best Editing, which saw Kirsten Lane working alongside Edgar Wright and helping facilitate his incredible musical selections.  There’s extraordinary talent across all of the categories, too many to name every single one. In the Best Animation nominations include Loving Vincent which Sarah Bridge was involved with and in Best Documentary I Am Not Your Negro is nominated, which was supervised by Andrea von Foerster.

Congratulations to everyone involved in all the projects and good luck! You can see the full list of nominations here.