Many of the most memorable moments in film are all about the music, with some movie soundtracks becoming even more popular than the on-screen action. Now that awards season is getting into full swing and the nominations are out for the esteemed BAFTA Best Original Film Music category, it’s the perfect time to indulge in some of the most epic film music from the past year on Rdio.
Last year’s winning composer Tom Newman (for Skyfall) has gone and got himself nominated again with his supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical accompaniment to Saving Mr Banks. It’s a bit of a nostalgic nod to the original Walt Disney score with an added twist (namely the Colin Farrell voiceover on Chim Chim Cher – ee).
Other nominees include John Williams, who has stepped away from the Spielberg-esque Hollywood soundtracks he is famed for and composed the stunning and subtle soundtrack to The Book Thief. Brit composer (and ex Seal songwriter) Henry Jackman’s epic accompaniment to Captain Phillips is also a strong contender. Gravity, this year’s most nominated film at the BAFTAs, has also made the shortlist with Steven Price’s minimalist and otherworldly composition.
Movie of the moment, 12 Years a Slave finishes off the nominees list with big names such as John Legend, Alicia Keys and Laura Mvula featuring on this poignant soundtrack.