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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.

Winners and Nominees



  • 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


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

1984: Once Upon a Time in AmericaEnnio Morricone

1985: WitnessMaurice Jarre

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


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 BeastHoward 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 PatientGabriel 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. RipleyGabriel Yared


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 EarringAlexandre 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

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

2008: Slumdog MillionaireA. R. Rahman

2009: UpMichael Giacchino


2010 :The King's Speech - Alexandre Desplat

2011: The Artist   Ludovic Bource

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