2010 - BEST MUSIC

by cinemavis | created - 02 Dec 2010 | updated - 11 months ago | Public

1. Danny Elfman

Music_department | The Nightmare Before Christmas

As Danny Elfman was growing up in the Los Angeles area, he was largely unaware of his talent for composing. It wasn't until the early 1970s that Danny and his older brother Richard Elfman started a musical troupe while in Paris; the group "Mystic Knights of Oingo-Boingo" was created for Richard's ...

2. Hans Zimmer

Composer | Gladiator

German-born composer Hans Zimmer is recognized as one of Hollywood's most innovative musical talents. He featured in the music video for The Buggles' single "Video Killed the Radio Star", which became a worldwide hit and helped usher in a new era of global entertainment as the first music video to ...

3. Jeff Danna

Composer | The Good Dinosaur

Jeff Danna was born in 1964 in Canada. He is known for his work on The Good Dinosaur (2015), The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009) and Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004).

4. Mychael Danna

Composer | Life of Pi

Mychael Danna is an Academy Award-winning film composer recognized for his evocative blending of non-western traditions with orchestral and electronic music. His highly awarded works include the Oscar-winning score for Ang Lee's Life of Pi (2012), and his many Genie Award-winning scores for ...

5. John Powell

Composer | Solo: A Star Wars Story

John Powell was born on September 18, 1963 in London, England. He is a composer, known for Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018), How to Train Your Dragon (2010) and Rio (2011). He was previously married to Melinda Lerner.

6. James Newton Howard

Composer | King Kong

James Newton Howard attended the University of Southern California's music school, but dropped out to tour with Elton John, and eventually compose music for film and television. He started with Head Office (1985) in 1985. He has been nominated for eight Academy Awards. He currently is a songwriter, ...

7. Blake Neely

Composer | Arrow

Blake Neely was born on April 28, 1969 in Paris, Texas, USA. He is known for his work on Arrow (2012), The Flash (2014) and The Mentalist (2008).

8. Geoff Zanelli

Composer | Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Emmy Award-winning composer Geoff Zanelli is a standout in the film and television scoring industry, garnering accolades and recognition for his diverse musical voice. Zanelli has composed for directors such as Gore Verbinski and Ridley Scott; writer/directors David Koepp, Peter Hedges and David ...

9. Hans Zimmer

Composer | Gladiator

German-born composer Hans Zimmer is recognized as one of Hollywood's most innovative musical talents. He featured in the music video for The Buggles' single "Video Killed the Radio Star", which became a worldwide hit and helped usher in a new era of global entertainment as the first music video to ...

10. Clint Mansell

Composer | Black Swan

Clint Mansell was born on January 7, 1963 in Coventry, West Midlands, England. He is a composer, known for Black Swan (2010), The Fountain (2006) and Moon (2009).

11. Keiichi Suzuki

Composer | Zatôichi

Keiichi Suzuki was born on August 28, 1951 in Tokyo, Japan. He is a composer, known for The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi (2003), Outrage Coda (2017) and Tokyo Godfathers (2003).

12. Alexandre Desplat

Composer | The King's Speech

Composer and conductor Alexandre Desplat, Oscar winner and seven-time Academy Award nominated, for his prolific filmography and his collaborations with Stephen Frears, Terrence Malick, Ang Lee, Kathryn Bigelow, Jacques Audiard, Wes Anderson, Roman Polanski, George Clooney or Matteo Garrone is one ...

13. Marc Streitenfeld

Composer | Prometheus

Marc Streitenfeld was born in 1974 in Munich, Bavaria, West Germany. He is known for his work on Prometheus (2012), American Gangster (2007) and Robin Hood (2010).

14. Danny Elfman

Music_department | The Nightmare Before Christmas

As Danny Elfman was growing up in the Los Angeles area, he was largely unaware of his talent for composing. It wasn't until the early 1970s that Danny and his older brother Richard Elfman started a musical troupe while in Paris; the group "Mystic Knights of Oingo-Boingo" was created for Richard's ...

15. Martin Phipps

Composer | Peaky Blinders

Coming from a musical background, Martin read drama at Manchester University. Fortunately for the acting profession, he decided to concentrate his energies on writing music. Since scoring his first TV drama Eureka Street in 2002, he has gone on to write music for many of the most interesting series...

16. Trent Reznor

Soundtrack | The Social Network

Trent Reznor is an American songwriter/musician/producer and sole member of multi-platinum act Nine Inch Nails, and now an Academy Award winning film composer. He began creating music as a child in Western Pennsylvania, first on piano and then taking up other instruments. He eventually moved to ...

17. Atticus Ross

Soundtrack | The Social Network

Atticus Ross was born on January 16, 1968 in England. He is married to Claudia Sarne.

19. Daft Punk

Composer | Tron

In April 2013 Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" became the most-played song in any single day on Spotify.

20. A.R. Rahman

Composer | Slumdog Millionaire

A two-time winner and five-times nominee of the Academy Award (Oscar), A. R. Rahman is popularly known as the man who has redefined contemporary Indian music. Rahman, according to a BBC estimate, has sold more than 150 million copies of his work comprising of music from more than 100 film ...

21. Michael Giacchino

Composer | Star Trek

Michael Giacchino is an American composer of music for films, television and video games.

Giacchino composed the scores to the television series Lost, Alias and Fringe, the video game series Medal of Honor and Call of Duty and many films such as The Incredibles (2004), Star Trek (2009), Up (2009), ...

22. Trevor Morris

Composer | Hunter Killer

2 Time EMMY Award winning composer Trevor Morris is a dual Citizen of Canada and Great Britain, living and working in Los Angeles. Trevor composes music for Feature Film, Television and Video Games. He is most recognized for his Television work on "The Tudors", "The Borgias" and "Vikings". As well ...

23. Rachel Portman

Composer | Never Let Me Go

Rachel Portman was born on December 11, 1960 in Haslemere, Surrey, England as Rachel Mary Berkeley Portman. She is known for her work on Never Let Me Go (2010), Emma (1996) and Chocolat (2000). She has been married to Uberto Pasolini since 1995. They have three children.

24. Burkhard von Dallwitz

Composer | The Truman Show

Burkhard von Dallwitz was born on January 28, 1959 in Bad Homburg vor der Höhe, Hesse, Germany. He is known for his work on The Truman Show (1998), The Way Back (2010) and Underbelly (2008).

25. Atticus Ross

Soundtrack | The Social Network

Atticus Ross was born on January 16, 1968 in England. He is married to Claudia Sarne.

26. Clint Mansell

Composer | Black Swan

Clint Mansell was born on January 7, 1963 in Coventry, West Midlands, England. He is a composer, known for Black Swan (2010), The Fountain (2006) and Moon (2009).

27. Ángel Illarramendi

Composer | La buena nueva

Living in North Spain, Angel Illarramendi is one of the most gifted European composers for movies, a Basque talent who is known as the "Spanish Delerue." His unique talent in creating melodies, and his high sensibility put him on the higher places of the Spanish industry. There are great scores for...

28. Abel Korzeniowski

Music_department | A Single Man

Born on the 18th of July, 1972, in Cracow, Poland. In 1996 graduated the instrumental studies (specialization: cello), and then in 2000 graduated with merit from the composition class of Krzysztof Penderecki at the Music Academy in Cracow. At the same Academy, in the years 1999-2000, he was an ...

29. Alexandre Desplat

Composer | The King's Speech

Composer and conductor Alexandre Desplat, Oscar winner and seven-time Academy Award nominated, for his prolific filmography and his collaborations with Stephen Frears, Terrence Malick, Ang Lee, Kathryn Bigelow, Jacques Audiard, Wes Anderson, Roman Polanski, George Clooney or Matteo Garrone is one ...

30. Toygar Isikli

Composer | Çukur

Toygar Isikli is known for his work on The Pit (2017), Medcezir (2013) and A Small September Affair (2014).

31. Arnau Bataller

Composer | Graffiti

Arnau Bataller was born in 1977 in Alzira, València, Comunitat Valenciana, Spain. He is known for his work on Graffiti (2015), The Uncovering (2018) and Live Twice, Love Once (2019).

32. Nick Glennie-Smith

Music_department | The Rock

Nick Glennie-Smith was born on October 3, 1951 in London, England as Nicholas Hugh Glennie-Smith. He is known for his work on The Rock (1996), We Were Soldiers (2002) and The Man in the Iron Mask (1998). He is married to Jan Glennie-Smith. They have four children.

33. Alberto Iglesias

Composer | La piel que habito

Alberto Iglesias was born in 1955 in Donostia-San Sebastián, Guipúzcoa, País Vasco, Spain as Alberto Iglesias Fernández-Berridi. He is known for his work on The Skin I Live In (2011), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) and The Constant Gardener (2005).

34. David Hirschfelder

Composer | Shine

David Hirschfelder was born in 1960 in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. He is a composer, known for Shine (1996), Elizabeth (1998) and Australia (2008).

35. Michal Lorenc

Composer | Psy

Michal Lorenc is one of the most eminent, contemporary composers of film scores. He was born in 1955 in Warsaw. Since his debut in 1979, he has made music for more than 150 feature films, documentaries, tv-serials and theatre performances. He has worked with best Polish, Czech, British and American...

36. John Lunn

Composer | Downton Abbey

John Lunn's music possesses a wonderfully unique voice that spans a wide spectrum of musical styles. Classically trained, yet contemporary in attitude, he combines a highly intelligent and sensitive approach with a sound that always hits at the emotional heart of a piece. His scores, which match ...

37. Anton Sanko

Soundtrack | Philadelphia

Anton Sanko is a composer, known for Philadelphia (1993), Ouija (2014) and Rabbit Hole (2010).

38. Gustavo Santaolalla

Music_department | Brokeback Mountain

Argentine musician and leader of the now defunct bands "Arco Iris" and "Soluna", Gustavo Santaolalla was one of the references of his country's national music by the end of the 1960s and beginning of the 1970s. During the 70s he relocated to the United States, where he formed the band Wet Picnic, ...

39. Carter Burwell

Music_department | Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Carter Burwell was born on November 18, 1954 in New York City, New York, USA as Carter Benedict Burwell. He is known for his work on Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017), Carol (2015) and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2011). He has been married to Christine Sciulli since ...

40. Christophe Beck

Composer | Frozen

Christophe Beck was born in 1972 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada as Jean-Christophe Beck. He is known for his work on Frozen (2013), Ant-Man (2015) and The Muppets (2011).

41. Roque Baños

Composer | Evil Dead

Roque Baños was born in 1968 in Jumilla, Murcia, Spain as Roque Baños López. He is known for his work on Evil Dead (2013), Don't Breathe (2016) and In the Heart of the Sea (2015).

42. Jocelyn Pook

Composer | Eyes Wide Shut

Born in Solihull in 1960, Jocelyn Pook graduated from the London Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1983 and began as a professional viola player. After a number of successful compositions for the concert hall and theatre, she began scoring films in 1996, starting with the short documentary ...

44. Christian Henson

Composer | Black Death

Christian Henson is a multi nominated (including Ivor Novello and World Soundtrack Awards) and multi award-winning composer. With over 45 films to his name, he has proved to be a prodigious and versatile force within the UK film industry.

Christian most recently scored Jason Connery's feature '...

46. Bartosz Chajdecki

Composer | Czas honoru

Bartosz Chajdecki was born on September 28, 1980 in Kraków, Malopolskie, Poland. He is known for his work on Time of Honor (2008), Bikini Blue (2017) and Television Theater (1953).

47. Clint Eastwood

Actor | Million Dollar Baby

Clint Eastwood was born May 31, 1930 in San Francisco, the son of Clinton Eastwood Sr., a manufacturing executive for Georgia-Pacific Corporation, and Ruth Wood, a housewife turned IBM operator. He had a comfortable, middle-class upbringing in nearby Piedmont. At school Clint took interest in music...

49. James Murphy

Soundtrack | Her

James Murphy is an American musician, DJ, singer, songwriter, and record producer. His most well-known musical project is LCD Soundsystem, which first gained attention with its single "Losing My Edge" in 2002 before releasing its eponymous debut album in February 2005 to critical acclaim and top 20...

50. Ilan Eshkeri

Composer | Layer Cake

Ilan Eshkeri is an award winning British composer whose work uses multiple disciplines in various fields of art. Composer, songwriter, producer and conductor, Eshkeri's work is performed in concert halls, theatres, galleries and on film & television; his eclectic body of work is linked by his love ...

53. Zygmunt Konieczny

Composer | Pornografia

Zygmunt Konieczny was born on January 3, 1937 in Kraków, Malopolskie, Poland. He is known for his work on Pornography (2003), Lava (1989) and History of Cinema in Popielawy (1998).



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