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 Posted:   Dec 6, 2018 - 6:16 AM   
 By:   Khan   (Member)

The 2019 Golden Globes nominations came out this morning. The nominees for Best Score are:

Marco Beltrami, A Quiet Place
Alexandre Desplat, Isle of Dogs
Ludwig Göransson, Black Panther
Justin Hurwitz, First Man
Marc Shaiman, Mary Poppins Returns

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2018 - 6:27 AM   
 By:   keky   (Member)

Fisrt Man is the best of the batch in my opinion, A Quiet Place is the second one.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2018 - 6:28 AM   
 By:   Lewya   (Member)

Not a big fan of any of these five scores, I prefer Desplat's The Sisters Brothers from this year over Isle of Dogs.

A bit sad to see Newton Howard miss out, I still consider his Red Sparrow one of the best of the year even if I wouldn't give the score more than 3 stars.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2018 - 6:32 AM   
 By:   keky   (Member)

I would be happier if Ready Player One or Solo: A Star Wars Story would have made it on the list, but at the same time I would have been very surprised: old fashioned, melodic symphonic scores with plenty of themes - no way they can win anything today...

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2018 - 6:45 AM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

I would be happier if Ready Player One or Solo: A Star Wars Story would have made it on the list, but at the same time I would have been very surprised: old fashioned, melodic symphonic scores with plenty of themes - no way the can win anything today...

Black Panther is loaded with themes. Very much rooting for it.

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2018 - 6:46 AM   
 By:   jacknizel   (Member)

I would be happier if Ready Player One or Solo: A Star Wars Story would have made it on the list, but at the same time I would have been very surprised: old fashioned, melodic symphonic scores with plenty of themes - no way the can win anything today...


I agree. Too bad Solo or RPO, The Sisters Brothers, JNH aren't on the list.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2018 - 7:19 AM   
 By:   keky   (Member)

I would be happier if Ready Player One or Solo: A Star Wars Story would have made it on the list, but at the same time I would have been very surprised: old fashioned, melodic symphonic scores with plenty of themes - no way the can win anything today...

Black Panther is loaded with themes. Very much rooting for it.


You might be right. However I can't remember a single note of that score. Absolutely left me cold (just like the movie).

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2018 - 7:33 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

As with all of these awards, it is mostly about the movie and its standing within the award community - and a result of the PR campaigns by the studios.

I haven´t heard Shaiman´s score yet. The others are fine or even very good. But the best scores of 2019?

Hey, where's John Powell´s "Solo"?

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2018 - 8:27 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I don't like any of those choices, nor the films. Except for A QUIET PLACE, which is a fantastic film (one of the best of the year), but all I can remember from the score is a fair bit of 'sound design'-type things. Not a score I would have nominated, personally, even if I loved the film.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2018 - 8:34 AM   
 By:   jwb   (Member)

How can people here criticize a score they haven't heard yet (Mary Poppins Returns) !?

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2018 - 8:37 AM   
 By:   Montana Dave   (Member)

I love Desplat, but not for this score. 'Isle of Dogs' was something I wouldn't wish an enemy to have to sit through. And the music in the film, some sort of Japanese Drums that were pounding all the way through the thing. TORTURE!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2018 - 9:36 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

How can people here criticize a score they haven't heard yet (Mary Poppins Returns) !?




Well, they're nominating movies haven't been released yet...

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2018 - 10:33 AM   
 By:   Khan   (Member)

How can people here criticize a score they haven't heard yet (Mary Poppins Returns) !?




Well, they're nominating movies haven't been released yet...


They do have screeners for people to watch in advance of making their nominations.

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2018 - 11:07 AM   
 By:   John W   (Member)

It's a sign of how far I've drifted from the awards season hoopla that the GG noms today do absolutely nothing for me (including these for Score). I used to get so excited about this stuff, but that's been extinguishing little by little each year for about the past 10 years. Now it elicits little more than a shoulder shrug from me.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2018 - 11:12 AM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

There have been a number of screenings of all these for the industry.

MARY POPPINS RETURNS wins hands down. Marc Shaiman went beyond expectations on an assignment that would normally doom someone to disappointing comparison. Plus integrating the old songs in wonderful subtle instrumental arrangements was genius.

But like the original MARY POPPINS it is going against dramatic scores, comparing apples to oranges, and those fantastic songs will win out.


I would rate the original higher in that the Sherman Brothers were starting from scratch and Shaiman used them as the inspiration, as well as giving some original twists of his own along the way.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2018 - 11:21 AM   
 By:   keky   (Member)

It's a sign of how far I've drifted from the awards season hoopla that the GG noms today do absolutely nothing for me (including these for Score). I used to get so excited about this stuff, but that's been extinguishing little by little each year for about the past 10 years. Now it elicits little more than a shoulder shrug from me.

I feel the same. (Actually, I didn't even know the nominations were announced today.) But, in a way, I'm a bit sad about this... getting old, and stuff, you know.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2018 - 11:27 AM   
 By:   Pedestrian Wolf   (Member)

I got to go to an early screening, and I have a strong feeling that Mary Poppins is going to leap to the top of a lot of people’s recent favorites on this board once the soundtrack comes out - it’s the sort if pull-out-all-the-stops orchestral fantasy music that we’ve rarely heard over the past several decades. It’s amazing to hear score and songs like this in 2018.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2018 - 11:39 AM   
 By:   Pedestrian Wolf   (Member)

There have been a number of screenings of all these for the industry.

MARY POPPINS RETURNS wins hands down. Marc Shaiman went beyond expectations on an assignment that would normally doom someone to disappointing comparison. Plus integrating the old songs in wonderful subtle instrumental arrangements was genius.

But like the original MARY POPPINS it is going against dramatic scores, comparing apples to oranges, and those fantastic songs will win out.


I would rate the original higher in that the Sherman Brothers were starting from scratch and Shaiman used them as the inspiration, as well as giving some original twists of his own along the way.


Ha, didn't see this before I posted. My inclination is to just about agree, with the caveat that it had to have been harder to get something like what Shaiman did for this past all of the various corporate gatekeepers in 2018 (the Sherman Bros just had to please one guy!).

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2018 - 11:44 AM   
 By:   John W   (Member)


I feel the same. ({Actually, I didn't even know the nominations were announced today.)


Same. It actually caught me off guard. Even in the past couple years, I’ve at least been aware of the important dates going into awards season. But I wasn’t even thinking about it.

Just no emotional investment in the nominated films.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 8, 2018 - 11:12 AM   
 By:   trados   (Member)

I miss If Beale Street Could Talk, for me the best score of the year.

 
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