This weekend it’s not just the GRAMMY awards on the red carpet calendar. In London the BAFTAs will crown the Best Original Music of the last years of film, and it’s a close race.
The Orange British Academy Film Awards – The BAFTAs to you and me – celebrate the best of film around the world. While the Brits are likely to get a fair showing, it’s usually a pretty good barometer for Oscar success too.
Critical darling The Artist will be a favourite, but according to listener data Ludovic Bource is an outsider. With just over 35,000 plays to date, he’s not the popular choice many of the other nominees appear.
Alberto Iglesias and Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross could upset the favourites; their scores for Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo have contributed significantly to play counts that stretch into the millions.
But the heavyweights are Howard Shore and John Williams. Shore’s pulled in the most plays – 21,521,697 to date – from listeners for scores including the Lord of the Rings Trilogy and his nominated Hugo, while the legendary John Williams has two million fewer plays but 200,000 more listeners to scores including War Horse, currently 720,232. Many will be expecting the prize to fall to one of them.
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