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Director and Composer => James Newton Howard => Topic started by: Dr Malcolm Crowe on December 11, 2008, 07:28:04 PM

Title: 2008 Awards and Nominations for James Newton Howard
Post by: Dr Malcolm Crowe on December 11, 2008, 07:28:04 PM
Congrats to James on his Golden Globe nomination.

The score is really beautiful, I highly recommend it to those who haven't heard it yet.

It's a bit reminiscent of The Village.
Title: Re: Golden Globe nomination for his score to Defiance
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on December 12, 2008, 01:45:40 PM
I've heard some of it, it sounded excellent.  Iron Man also got nominated for the Golden Globe for it's soundtrack, which, by the way, I would probably vote for it over Defiance.
Title: Re: Golden Globe nomination for his score to Defiance
Post by: Dr Malcolm Crowe on December 12, 2008, 06:13:38 PM
I think the Iron Man score is far worse than Defiance. It was one of the worst scores of the year, IMO.

Anywhos, best of luck James!
Title: Re: Golden Globe nomination for his score to Defiance
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on December 13, 2008, 01:10:58 PM
Wow, what didn't you like about.  I'm going to have to buy Defiance, I forgot to put it on my Christmas list, looking forward to listening to it.
Title: Re: Golden Globe nomination for his score to Defiance
Post by: Dr Malcolm Crowe on January 17, 2009, 05:31:36 PM
James has been nominated for 6, count 'em, 6 IFMCA awards this year.

FILM SCORE OF THE YEAR
? The Dark Knight, music by James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmer

FILM COMPOSER OF THE YEAR
? James Newton Howard

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A DRAMA FILM
? Defiance, music by James Newton Howard

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR AN ACTION/ADVENTURE FILM
? The Dark Knight, music by James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmer

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A HORROR/THRILLER FILM
? The Happening, music by James Newton Howard

FILM MUSIC COMPOSITION OF THE YEAR
? The Happening: ?Be With You,? music by James Newton Howard
Title: Re: 2008 Awards and Nominations for James Newton Howard
Post by: Rohan on January 18, 2009, 04:19:56 PM
James Newton Howard is a master when it comes to soundtracks. I have been listening to THE HAPPENINg tracks. It gets real emotional and when you close your eyes that track takes your mind to places you never been before. Imaginary places.

What is oscar charts this year? Is he listed, I am sure he will be listed.

Rohan
Title: Re: 2008 Awards and Nominations for James Newton Howard
Post by: Dr Malcolm Crowe on January 18, 2009, 04:32:09 PM
Oscar nominations are later this week. JNH has a good shot at getting nominated for Defiance or Dark Knight.
Title: Re: 2008 Awards and Nominations for James Newton Howard
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on January 21, 2009, 02:24:21 PM
I just bought Defiance, wow was I stunned, you're right Crowe, it's wasy better than Iron Man.  It may be one of James Newton Howards best.  It was truly amazing, I just kept listening to it over and over again.  I still think The Village is my favorite soundtrack of all time.
Title: Re: 2008 Awards and Nominations for James Newton Howard
Post by: Dr Malcolm Crowe on January 21, 2009, 02:38:14 PM
I am glad you liked it Mr Glass! Its been getting a lot a praise, but not enough if you ask me.

UPDATE: James just got an Oscar nomination for the Defiance score! Yay, some proper recognition!  ;D
Title: Re: 2008 Awards and Nominations for James Newton Howard
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on January 23, 2009, 12:55:51 PM
You're right, it's not getting enough praise, unfortunately, it's absolutely amazing.  Off all the scores nominated I think Defiance should win, it's about time Howard won an Academy Award, has he won any before?

People, go out and buy this album, it's worth every penny!!
Title: Re: 2008 Awards and Nominations for James Newton Howard
Post by: Dr Malcolm Crowe on January 23, 2009, 01:05:10 PM
Nope, he's never won before.

I wouldn't hold my breath either  :-\
Title: Re: 2008 Awards and Nominations for James Newton Howard
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on January 23, 2009, 01:31:49 PM
Well, I'm going to hold my breath, because I've heard the other soundtracks, except for Slumdog Millionare, and Defiance deserves to win.
Title: Re: 2008 Awards and Nominations for James Newton Howard
Post by: Dr Malcolm Crowe on January 23, 2009, 02:16:23 PM
Yea, the score that deserves the win usually never wins though.
Title: Re: 2008 Awards and Nominations for James Newton Howard
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on January 27, 2009, 01:48:06 PM
Unfortunately, so you don't think it has a good chance of winning?
Title: Re: 2008 Awards and Nominations for James Newton Howard
Post by: Dr Malcolm Crowe on January 27, 2009, 02:58:05 PM
I think the Benjamin Button, Milk, Wall-E, and Slumdog scores all have an advantage that James' score doesn't -- the movie it's attached to.
Title: Re: 2008 Awards and Nominations for James Newton Howard
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on January 29, 2009, 06:31:03 PM
Arggh, that's so irritating.  I've heard the other scores, and they're good sure, but not nearly as good as Defiance.  Come on Academy Awards, do the right thing, give it to JNH.