BAFTA Award for Best Film Music facts for kids

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The Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music (or BAFTA Award for Best Film Music) is an award given each year by British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

1960s

  • 1968 - The Lion in Winter - John Barry
    • The Charge of the Light Brigade – John Addison
    • Romeo and Juliet – Nino Rota
    • Live for lifeFrancis Lai

1970s

  • 1977 - A Bridge Too Far - John Addison
    • EquusRichard Rodney Bennett
    • The Spy Who Loved MeMarvin Hamlisch
    • A Star Is Born – Paul Williams Barbra Streisand Kenny Ascher Rupert Holmes Leon Russell Kenny Loggins Alan Bergman Marilyn Bergman Donna Weiss

1980s

1980: Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes BackJohn Williams

1981: The French Lieutenant's Woman - Carl Davis

1982: E.T. the Extra-TerrestrialJohn Williams

1983: Merry Christmas, Mr. LawrenceRyuichi Sakamoto

  • Flashdance – Giorgio Moroder
  • Local HeroMark Knopfler
  • An Officer and a Gentleman – Jack Nitzsche

1984: Once Upon a Time in AmericaEnnio Morricone

  • CarmenPaco de Lucía
  • The Killing Fields – Mike Oldfield
  • Paris, Texas – Ry Cooder

1985: Witness – Maurice Jarre

  • Beverly Hills Cop – Harold Faltermeyer
  • The Emerald Forest – Brian Gascoigne and Junior Homrich
  • A Passage to India – Maurice Jarre

1986 The Mission - Ennio Morricone

1987 The Untouchables - Ennio Morricone

  • Cry Freedom - George Fenton and Jonas Gwangwa
  • Hope and Glory - Peter Martin
  • Wish You Were Here - Stanley Myers

1988 Empire of the Sun - John Williams

1989 Dead Poets Society - Maurice Jarre

  • Dangerous Liaisons - George Fenton
  • Mississippi Burning - Trevor Jones
  • Working Girl - Carly Simon

1990s

1990: Cinema Paradiso – Andrea and Ennio Morricone

  • The Fabulous Baker Boys – Dave Grusin
  • Memphis Belle – George Fenton
  • Postcards from the EdgeCarly Simon

1991: Cyrano de Bergerac – Jean-Claude Petit

1992: Strictly Ballroom – David Hirschfelder

  • Beauty and the Beast – Howard Ashman and Alan Menken
  • Hear My Song – John Altman
  • The Last of the Mohicans – Randy Edelman and Trevor Jones

Best Score
1993: Schindler's ListJohn Williams

Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music
1994: Backbeat – Don Was

1995: The Postman (Il postino) – Luis Enríquez Bacalov

  • BraveheartJames Horner
  • The Madness of King George – George Fenton
  • Sense and Sensibility – Patrick Doyle

1996: The English Patient – Gabriel Yared

1997: Romeo + JulietNellee Hooper

1998: Elizabeth – David Hirschfelder

1999: American Beauty – Thomas Newman

  • Buena Vista Social Club – Ry Cooder and Nick Gold
  • The End of the Affair – Michael Nyman
  • The Talented Mr. Ripley – Gabriel Yared

2000s

2000: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Wo hu cang long) – Tan Dun

2001: Moulin Rouge! – Craig Armstrong and Marius De Vries

2002: The HoursPhilip Glass

2003: Cold Mountain – T-Bone Burnett and Gabriel Yared

  • Girl with a Pearl Earring – Alexandre Desplat
  • Kill Bill: Vol. 1RZA
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the KingHoward Shore
  • Lost in Translation – Brian Reitzell and Kevin Shields

2004: The Motorcycle Diaries (Diarios de motocicleta)Gustavo Santaolalla

  • The AviatorHoward Shore
  • The Chorus (Les choristes) – Bruno Coulais
  • Finding Neverland – Jan A.P. Kaczmarek
  • Ray – Craig Armstrong

2005: Memoirs of a GeishaJohn Williams

  • Brokeback MountainGustavo Santaolalla
  • The Constant Gardener – Alberto Iglesias
  • Mrs. Henderson Presents – George Fenton
  • Walk the Line – T-Bone Burnett

2006: BabelGustavo Santaolalla

  • Casino Royale – David Arnold
  • Dreamgirls – Henry Krieger
  • Happy Feet – John Powell
  • The Queen – Alexandre Desplat

2007: La Vie en Rose (La môme) – Christopher Gunning

  • American Gangster – Marc Streitenfeld
  • Atonement – Dario Marianelli
  • The Kite Runner – Alberto Iglesias
  • There Will Be Blood – Jonny Greenwood

2008: Slumdog MillionaireA. R. Rahman

2009: UpMichael Giacchino

  • AvatarJames Horner
  • Crazy Heart – T-Bone Burnett and Stephen Bruton
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox – Alexandre Desplat
  • Sex & Drugs & Rock & RollChaz Jankel

2010s

2010 :The King's Speech - Alexandre Desplat

2011: The Artist   Ludovic Bource


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