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CRAIG ARMSTRONG
 
1 GRAMMY, 2 NOMINATIONS
BEST PICTURE NOMINEES: Moulin Rouge, Ray 
TOP GROSSING FILMS: 
1. The Great Gatsby--144  (U.S. gross in millions)
2. The Incredible Hulk--134  
3. Ray--75 
4. World Trade Center--70 
5. The Bone Collector--66 
6. Love, Actually--59 
7. Moulin Rouge--57 
8. Me Before You--56 
9. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps--52  
10. William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet--46 
 
Baz Luhrmann’s 2013 3D remake of The Great Gatsby proved to be the composer’s highest-grossing film, as well as moving his work into an appealingly melodic direction, a trend he has continued with such scores as Far from the Madding Crowd, Victor Frankenstein, and Me Before You.  He has been unusually prolific in mainstream cinema recently, with other recent projects including Bridget Jones’s Baby and a shared scoring credit (with Adam Peters) on Oliver Stone’s Snowden. This June he was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 

DAVID ARNOLD
 
1 EMMY, 3 NOMINATIONS
1 GRAMMY, 2 NOMINATIONS
TOP GROSSING FILMS:
1. Independence Day--306
2. Quantum of Solace--169
3. Casino Royale--167
4. Die Another Day--160
5. Godzilla--136
6. 2 Fast 2 Furious--127
7. The World Is Not Enough--126
8. Tomorrow Never Dies--125
9. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader--104   
10. Four Brothers--74
 
He’s worked more in television than in features of late, his music for the popular Sherlock earning him and co-composer Michael Price an Emmy and two additional nominations; the team also scored a recent series Jekyll & Hyde. His most recent feature was the TV comedy spinoff The Inbetweeners 2.

CHRIS BACON
 
2 EMMY NOMINATIONS
TOP GROSSING FILMS: 
1. Gnomeo and Juliet--99  
2. Source Code--54  
3. Snatched--45 (as of 7/30/17)
4. Space Chimps--30 
5. Alpha and Omega--25 
6. Atlas Shrugged Part 2--3  
 
Bacon shared the scoring credit with Theodore Shapiro on the recent Snatched, but otherwise hasn’t been very active in features lately, though with last year’s Being Charlie he became the first composer in nearly 30 years besides Marc Shaiman to score a Rob Reiner film. For television he was the principal composer for Bates Motel and Smash (which featured original Shaiman songs), and scored the gay activism miniseries When We Rise and episodes of A Series of Unfortunate Events. He has two animated features upcoming -- Sherlock Gnomes (a sequel to Gnomeo & Juliet) and Robodog.
 
 
3 EMMY NOMINATIONS 
1 GRAMMY NOMINATION 
TOP GROSSING FILMS: 
1. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation--71 
2. A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 3: Dream Warriors--44 
3. The Beach--39 
4. Dark Water--25 
5. Arlington Road--24 
6. The Wicker Man--23 
7. Cousins--22 
8. Cabin Fever--21 
9. Wild at Heart--14 
10. Blue Velvet--8
 
His eclectic resume in recent years has included the Philip Seymour Hoffman drama A Late Quartet and Russia’s 3D war epic Stalingrad. He has made a welcome return to familiar turf with the new Twin Peaks series.
 
TOP GROSSING FILMS: 
1. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl--305 
2. Constantine--75 
3. Poseidon--60 
4. The Time Machine--55 
5. TMNT--54 
6. The Recruit--52 
7. Premonition--47 
8. Catwoman--40 
9. 16 Blocks--36 
10. K19: The Widowmaker--35
 
Badelt continues to focus much more on European cinema than on American films. The Werner Herzog biographical epic Queen of the Desert, starring Nicole Kidman, James Franco, and Robert Pattinson as Lawrence of Arabia, received a limited release earlier this year, while Shanghai, filmed in 2008, finally had a limited U.S. release in 2015. Upcoming is the animated Leap!, previously titled Ballerina.
 
2 EMMY NOMINATIONS
TOP GROSSING FILMS: 
1. The Dukes of Hazzard--80 
2. Hostel--47 
3. The Last Exorcism--40  
4. The Boy Next Door--35  
5. Shutter--25 
6. The Big Wedding--21 
7. Cabi Fever--21   
8. Beerfest--19 
9. Hostel, Part II-- 17 
10. Broken Lizard's Club Dread--5 
 
Barr has had only a few feature credits lately, including the ghastly all-star comedy The Big Wedding and the instant camp favorite The Boy Next Door, sharing the scoring credit on the latter with Randy Edelman, but he’s been working nonstop in television, following True Blood with Hemlock Grove and the critically acclaimed The Americans, both of which earned him Emmy nominations for his main title themes.
 
 
4 EMMYS, 17 NOMINATIONS
TOP GROSSING FILMS:
1. Appaloosa--20  
2. Pollock--8
3. The Queen of Versailles--2  
4. Blackfish--2 
5. Weiner--1
 
While Beal’s recent feature output has been sparse, mostly documentaries such as the acclaimed Blackfish and Weiner, he continues to be one of the top composers in television, winning his fourth Emmy for his House of Cards music. He just received yet another nomination for his House of Cards scoring, and his most recent documentary projects include Boston, Oliver Stone’s The Putin Interviews, and the just-released An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power. The psychological drama Gypsy, starring Naomi Watts and Billy Crudup, is now streaming on Netflix.
 
3 GRAMMYS, 7 NOMINATIONS 
TOP GROSSING FILMS: 
1. Inside Man--88 
2. Barbershop--75 
3. Next Friday--57 
4. Red Tails--49  
5. Malcolm X--48 
6. Jungle Fever--31 
7. Love & Basketball--27 
8. Black or White--21 
9. Waist Deep--21 
10. Summer of Sam--19 
 
Blanchard resumed his working relationship with Spike Lee for 2015’s Chi-Raq, the director’s most satisfying film in several years. He also scored Black or White for writer-director Mike Binder and The Comedian for Taylor Hackford, but as always, his main creative focus is on jazz, which his 2015 album Breathless and a live album released in 2016.
 
 
TOP GROSSING FILMS:
1. The Other Guys--119
2. The Break-Up--118
3. Trainwreck--110
4. Step Brothers--100
5. This Is 40--67
6. The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind--34
7. The Gambler--33 
8. Magnolia--22
9. Punch-Drunk Love--17
10. I Heart Huckabees--12 
 
Brion had one of his biggest hits in 2015 with the Amy Schumer vehicle Trainwreck, but as with most Judd Apatow-directed features, the score composer wasn’t given much room to contribute. His most recent film, 2017’s Wilson, starred Woody Harrelson and Laura Dern, and was scripted by Ghost World’s Daniel Clowes from his own graphic novel.
 
BEST PICTURE NOMINEES: The Fighter, Brooklyn
TOP GROSSING FILMS: 
1. The Vow--125  
2. The Fighter--93  
3. Brooklyn--38  
4. An Inconvenient Truth--23 
5. Country Strong--20  
6. Into the Wild--18 
7. The Perks of Being a Wallflower--17  
8. Affliction--6 
9. Cesar Chavez--5  
10. Who Killed the Electric Car--1
 
For a composer who specializes in small-ish, indie projects, Brook has the rare achievement of having scored two Best Picture nominees (as well as two Documentary Feature winners, An Inconvenient Truth and Undefeated). His warm score for 2015’s Oscar contender Brooklyn should garner him much deserved new attention, and the comedy-drama Tallulah played in theaters in 2016 as well as on Netflix. The Brook-scored teen transgender drama About Ray was panned at film festivals in 2015 and finally showed up in U.S. theaters this year with a new title, 3 Generations, and a new score by West Dylan Thordson (though European prints and video releases apparently feature the Brook score). He scores David Gordon Green’s upcoming docudrama Stronger, with Jake Gyllenhaal as an injured survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing.
 
1 OSCAR NOMINATION 
10 EMMYS, 17 NOMINATIONS 
TOP GROSSING FILMS: 
1. Lost in Space--69 
2. Honey, I Blew Up the Kid--58 
3. Tombstone--56 
4. Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey--41 
5. Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco--32 
6. Silverado--32 
7. Harry and the Hendersons--29 
8. The Rescuers Down Under--27 
9. The Presidio--20 
10. Betsy's Wedding--19
 
Broughton’s last feature to receive a major theatrical release was One Tough Cop in 1998. His most recent Emmy nomination was for Texas Rising’s main title theme, sharing the credit with John Debney. His outstanding career gained an unfortunate footnote when, after receiving an unexpected Oscar nomination for the title song to the 2013 Christian drama Alone Yet Not Alone (the film itself was scored by William Ross), the Academy determined that Broughton, a former Academy governor, made unfair use of his position within the Academy to influence the voting, and the nomination was rescinded. His latest project is Seth Macfarlane’s Star Trek parody series The Orville.
 
TOP GROSSING FILMS: 
1. The Fast and the Furious--144 
2. Monster--34 
3. Driven--32 
4. Stealth--31 
5. Go--16 
6. Catch and Release--15 
7. Underclassman--5
 
BT had his first feature scoring credit in several years with 2015’s Dark Places, a Gillian Flynn adaptation starring Charlize Theron that only received a limited release, as did the Anthony Hopkins serial killer thriller Solace. He was also the principal composer for the short-lived ‘80s-set cop series Wicked City.
 
1 OSCAR, 2 NOMINATIONS 
5 GRAMMYS, 7 NOMINATIONS 
TOP GROSSING FILMS: 
1. Walk the Line--119 
2. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood--69 
3. Crazy Heart--39  
 
Having won the Original Song Oscar for Crazy Heart’s “The Weary Kind,” Burnett has been more prolific in television than features lately, as the principal composer for both seasons of True Detective, as well as the first season of Nashville (created by his wife, Thelma & Louise screenwriter Callie Khouri). His only feature scoring credit of late was the 2012 documentary A Place at the Table, though he also had key music duties on the Coen brothers’ score-less Inside Llewyn Davis. According to IMDB, he is both producer and composer for the upcoming feature The Peanut Butter Falcon.
 
TOP GROSSING FILMS: 
1. The Visit--65  
2. The Other Boleyn Girl--26 
3. W.--25 
4. Conviction--6  
5. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly--5
 
In 2015 Cantelon had his biggest box-office hit with M. Night Shyamalan’s unexpectedly good found-footage horror film The Visit, but one might want to put an asterisk by that credit since his contribution consists of just one cue heard near the end of the film (which is presumably why James Newton Howard didn’t score the film). Other recent projects include the period drama Effie Gray, which starred Dakota Fanning as the unhappy wife of critic John Ruskin (with a screenplay by co-star Emma Thompson), and this year saw the release of Letters from Baghdad, a documentary about Getrude Bell (the subject of Werner Herzog’s Queen of the Desert).

TEDDY CASTELLUCCI
 
TOP GROSSING FILMS: 
1. Wild Hogs--168 
2. Big Daddy--163 
3. The Longest Yard--158 
4. Anger Management--134 
5. Mr. Deeds--126 
6. 50 First Dates--119 
7. The Wedding Singer--80 
8. White Chicks--69 
9. Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo--65 
10. Little Man--58
 
His last scoring credit was the 2010 comedy Lottery Ticket.
 
BEST PICTURE NOMINEES: Hell or High Water
TOP GROSSING FILMS:
1. Lawless--37   
2. Hell or High Water --26  
3. The Road--7  
4. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford--3 
5. The Proposition--1
 
Cave doubled as screenwriter and composer (partnered with Ellis) for 2012’s Lawless, which featured, as every film must these days, Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain and Jason Clarke. Other recent credits include Far from Men, the documentaries West of Memphis and Prophet’s Prey, and last year’s multi-Oscar nominee Hell or High Water. This year the team has Netflix’s War Machine and the just-released Wind River, while Ellis was the solo composer on 2015’s  Foreign Language Oscar nominee, Mustang. (Cave also suffered a recent personal tragedy, losing his 15-year-old-son in an accident in 2015).
 
TOP GROSSING FILMS: 
1. The Best Man Holiday--70  
2. Boyz N the Hood--57 
3.  Romeo Must Die--55 
4. Barbershop: The Next Cut--54  
5. Passenger 57--44 
6. What's Love Got to Do With It?--39 
7. Undercover Brother--38 
8. Higher Learning--38 
9. First Sunday--37 
10. The Best Man--34 
 
Clarke had been absent from film scoring for several years but returned to score two hit sequels for director Malcolm D. Lee, The Best Man Holiday and Barbershop: The Next Cut.
 
 
1 EMMY NOMINATION 
TOP GROSSING FILMS: 
1. Austin Powers in Goldmember--213 
2. Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me--205 
3. The Santa Clause 2--139 
4. The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause--84 
5. Mortal Kombat--70 
6. Big Momma's House 2--70 
7. Tooth Fairy--59  
8. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery--53 
9. Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay--38 
10. Mortal Kombat: Annihilation--35 
 
Clinton’s most recent scoring credit was the 2013 thriller Harvest, starring Oscar nominees Samantha Morton, Michael Shannon and Peter Fonda, and directed by John McNaughton, whom Clinton had worked with on the cult classic Wild Things.

CHARLIE CLOUSER
 
TOP GROSSING FILMS: 
1. Saw II--87 
2. Saw III--80 
3. Saw IV--63 
4. Saw V--56 
5. Saw--55 
6. Resident Evil: Extinction--50 
7. Saw 3D--45  
8. The Stepfather--28 
9. Saw VI--27 
10. Dead Silence--16 
 
With the Saw franchise at least temporarily finished, and Saw auteur James Wan working with other composers (especially Joseph Bishara), Clouser has been more active in small screen projects, particularly Wayward Pines and the adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke’s science-fiction classic Childhood’s End. He also co-wrote the theme music (with Cesar Davila-Irizarry) for the long-running American Horror Story. (And now it looks like Clouser may be scoring the return to the Saw franchise, this fall’s Jigsaw.)
 
TOP GROSSING FILMS: 
1. Ronin--41 
2. Battlefield Earth--21 
3. Pulse--20 
4. Wrong Turn--15 
5. They--12 
6. Bones--7 
7. Atlas Shrugged Part 1--4  
8. Apartment Zero--1
 
His most prominent recent features were the trashy sequel Piranha 3DD, the final part of the Atlas Shrugged adaptation (he’d scored the first part as well, but Chris Bacon scored part 2), and the earnest Sean Bean drama Any Day. His latest film, Armed Response starring Anne Heche and Wesley Snipes, has just been released.

BILL CONTI
 
1 OSCAR, 3 NOMINATIONS 
3 EMMYS, 12 NOMINATIONS 
1 GRAMMY NOMINATION 
BEST PICTURE NOMINEES: Rocky, An Unmarried Woman, The Right Stuff, Broadcast News 
TOP GROSSING FILMS: 
1. Rocky III--125 
2. Rocky--117 
3. The Karate Kid, Part II--115 
4. The Karate Kid--90 
5. Rocky II--85 
6. Rocky Balboa--70 
7. Private Benjamin--69 
8 The Thomas Crown Affair--69 
9. For Your Eyes Only--54
10. Rookie of the Year--53
 
His last feature of note was the Little League docudrama The Perfect Game, released in the U.S. in 2010.

MICHAEL CONVERTINO
 
BEST PICTURE NOMINEES: Children of a Lesser God 
TOP GROSSING FILMS: 
1. The Santa Clause--144 
2. Jungle 2 Jungle--59 
3. Bull Durham--50 
4. The Doctor--38 
5. Children of a Lesser God--31 
6. Guarding Tess--27 
7. Bed of Roses--19 
8. Milk Money--18 
9. Dance with Me--15 
10. The Hidden--9
 
No credits for the last eight years.
 
1 OSCAR NOMINATION 
1 EMMY NOMINATION 
TOP GROSSING FILMS: 
1. Coraline--75 
2. Oceans--19  
3. Winged Migration--10 
4. Babies--7  
5. The Chorus--3 
6.  Farewell My Queen--1 
7. Microcosmos--1
 
He scored another Animated Feature Oscar nominee for Secret of Kells director Thom Moore, 2014’s Song of the Sea. Among his many recent European features, those that received U.S. releases include Farewell, My Queen, 3 Hearts and Diary of a Chambermaid, all from director Benoit Jacquot (who has a cameo in the opening of Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets), Anne Fontaine’s Gemma Bovary, and Bertrand Tavernier’s epic My Journey through French Cinema.
 
 
3 EMMY NOMINATIONS
TOP GROSSING FILMS: 
1. The Good Dinosaur--123   
2. Storks--72  
3. Silent Hill--46 
4. Resident Evil: Apocalypse--44 
5. Lakeview Terrace--39 
6. Fracture--38 
7. Silent Hill: Revelation--17  
8. O--16 
9. The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day--10 
10. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus--7  
 
Jeff Danna has been balancing projects composed with his Oscar-winning brother Mychael -- such as the Emmy-nominated music for TV’s Tyrant and the charming Pixar film The Good Dinosaur -- with ambitious solo scores like his adaptation of Kurt Cobain music for the stunning documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck. The brothers teamed up for two major releases last fall -- the moderately successful animated comedy Storks, and Ang Lee’s stylistically adventurous but little-seen Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. Their next score together is the animated feature The Breadwinner.
 
2 EMMYS, 8 NOMINATIONS 
TOP GROSSING FILMS: 
1. The Matrix Reloaded--281 
2. Jurassic Park III--181 
3. The Matrix--171 
4. The Matrix Revolutions--139 
5. Behind Enemy Lines--58 
6. House on Haunted Hill--40 
7. Valentine--20 
8. The Marine--18 
9. Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever--14 
10. Antitrust--11
 
In 2015  he conducted his Matrix score live-to-picture at a Rotterdam concert/screening, and his score for the new live-action manga adaptation Tokyo Ghoul is being released on CD.
 
 
1 OSCAR 
BEST PICTURE NOMINEES: The Crying Game, The Full Monty 
TOP GROSSING FILMS: 
1. The Crying Game--62 
2. The Full Monty--45 
3. A Man Apart--26 
4. Say Anything--20 
5. Tristan + Isolde--14 
6. Disorderlies--10 
7. Pushing Tin--8 
8. Hiding Out--7 
9. American History X--6 
10. Monkeybone--5
 
She has continued to work regularly in British television, including Poldark, with Hobbit’s handsome “dwarf” Aidan Turner in the title role. She was part of the music team on 2012’s Oscar-winning Les Miserables, and recent feature work includes the 2014 musical Walking on Sunshine as well as Paul Verhoeven’s critically acclaimed Elle, which earned Isabelle Huppert a much-deserved Oscar nomination.
 
TOP GROSSING FILMS: 
1. XXX--141  
2. The Mask--119 
3. Ghostbusters II--112 
4. Twins--111 
5. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor--102  
6. Kindergarten Cop--91 
7. While You Were Sleeping--81 
8. 27 Dresses--76  
9. The Last of the Mohicans--75 
10. Six Days, Seven Nights--74
 
In 2015 he reunited with director Rob Cohen for The Boy Next Door (a shared credit with Nathan Barr). While he was originally announced for one of Robin Williams’ final films, A Merry Frigging Christmas, Ludwig Goransson ultimately wrote the score. His latest film is the direct-to-video sequel Max 2: White House Hero.
 
TOP GROSSING FILMS: 
1. He's Just Not That Into You--93 
2. Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country--74 
3. The Lizzie McGuire Movie--42 
4. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants--38 
5. Now and Then--27 
6. One True Thing--23 
7. Leap of Faith--23 
8. Big Miracle--19  
9. Untamed Heart--18 
10.  My Girl 2--17 
 
His last feature was Big Miracle in 2012, but he’s been keeping creatively busy writing concert music, and will be recording his symphony with the London Symphony Orchestra.
 
 
1 EMMY
BEST PICTURE NOMINEE: An Education
TOP GROSSING FILMS:
1. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day--12 
2. An Education--12  
 
He scored the feature A Royal Night Out, and has been working in television on Luther, The Musketeers and a new version of Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution. He won the Main Title Theme Music Emmy in 2012 for Page Eight.
 
 
TOP GROSSING FILMS: 
1. Kick Ass--48   
2. Stardust--38 
3. 47 Ronin--38  
4. Ninja Assassin--38  
5. Hannibal Rising--27 
6. Shaun the Sheep Movie--19  
7. Still Alice--18  
8. The Young Victoria--10   
9. Johnny English Reborn--8  
10. Layer Cake--2
 
While Eshkeri still has yet to score a big box-office hit (and even his highest-grossing film, Kick-Ass, was a shared credit among four composers plus a cue by Elfman), he is developing one of the most eclectic resumes around, ranging from the somber strings of Ralph Fiennes’ The Invisible Woman to the high-energy antics and whimsical orchestrations of Shaun the Sheep Movie, not to mention the Julianne Moore Oscar winner Still Alice and the undersea heist thriller Black Sea. His most recent feature released in the U.S. was the WWII romantic suspense drama The Exception.
 
5 OSCAR NOMINATIONS 
2 EMMYS, 3 NOMINATIONS 
2 GRAMMY NOMINATIONS 
BEST PICTURE NOMINEES: Gandhi, Dangerous Liaisons 
TOP GROSSING FILMS: 
1. Hitch--159 
2. Sweet Home Alabama--127 
3. You've Got Mail--115 
4. Groundhog Day--70 
5. Fool's Gold--70 
6. The Bounty Hunter--67  
7. Ever After--65 
8. Bewitched--62 
9. Gandhi--52 
10. Anna and the King--39 
 
The end of 2015 saw his latest collaboration with director Nicholas Hytner, the film version of Alan Bennett’s The Lady in the Van (Fenton also appeared on screen conducting the orchestra in the opening sequence). He continues to work with director Ken Loach, including the recent Cannes winner I, Daniel Blake (though its score was minimal), and he scored his second film for Terry Gilliam, 2014’s The Zero Theorem.
 

JOHN FRIZZELL
 
TOP GROSSING FILMS: 
1. Dante's Peak--67 
2. Beavis and Butt-head Do America--63 
3. Alien Resurrection--47 
4. Thirteen Ghosts--41 
5. I Still Know What You Did Last Summer--40 
6. Legion--40  
7. The Roommate--37  
8. Cradle 2 the Grave--34 
9. Texas Chainsaw--34
10. Ghost Ship--30 
 
Frizzell continues to be typecast in thrillers, both on the small screen (The Following, Stalker) and in features (The Loft, When the Bough Breaks, and the upcoming Leatherface).
 
 
1 EMMY NOMINATION 
1 GRAMMY NOMINATION 
TOP GROSSING FILMS: 
1. Gladiator--187 
2. Ali--58 
3. The Insider--28 
4. Whale Rider--20 
5. Layer Cake--2 
6. Jane Got a Gun--1  
 
Along with receiving an additional music credit on Russell Crowe’s directorial debut, The Water Diviner, she shared the scoring credit (with frequent collaborator Marcello De Francisci) on the troubled Western Jane Got a Gun, and with James Orr on the new thriller 2:22. She provided the score vocals for the recent Foreign Language Oscar nominee Tanna, and she was just invited to join the Music Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
 
TOP GROSSING FILMS: 
1. Doctor Dolittle--144 
2. Big Momma's House--117 
3. Barbershop 2: Back in Business--63 
4. Like Mike--51 
5. Fat Albert--48 
6. John Tucker Must Die--40 
7. 10 Things I Hate About You--38 
8. 28 Days--37 
9. Son-in-Law--36 
10. I Spy--35
 
His most recent major release was 2011’s kid comedy Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer. He is working on RZA’s latest directorial effort Coco, about slam poetry (not to be confused with the upcoming Pixar film of the same name), and he scored a 2016 Disney Channel remake of Adventures in Babysitting.
 
 
3 OSCAR NOMINATIONS 
1 EMMY NOMINATION 
2 GRAMMY NOMINATIONS 
BEST PICTURE NOMINEE: The Hours 
TOP GROSSING FILMS: 
1. Fantastic Four--56   
2. Secret Window--47 
3. No Reservations--43 
4. The Hours--41 
5. The Illusionist--39 
6. Taking Lives--32 
7. Candyman--25 
8. Notes on a Scandal--17 
9. Candyman II: Farewell to the Flesh--13 
10. Hamburger Hill--13 
 
Paradoxically enough, Glass’s highest grossing film so far was at the same time a notorious box-office flop -- 2015’s reboot of Fantastic Four, with Glass sharing the scoring credit with Marco Beltrami. He reunited with Koyaanisqatsi director Godfrey Reggio for the 2013 documentary/art piece Visitors, and his recent concert pieces include Two Movements for Four Pianos and Double Concerto for Two Pianos. In 2015 he published his memoir, Words without Music.

NICK GLENNIE-SMITH
 
TOP GROSSING FILMS: 
1. The Rock--134 
2. Heaven Is For Real--91 
3. We Were Soldiers--74 
4. Secretariat--59  
5. The Man in the Iron Mask--56 
6. Home Alone 3--28 
7. Ella Enchanted--22 
8. Fire Down Below--16 
9. Two If By Sea--10 
10. A Sound of Thunder--1
 
Glennie-Smith’s ongoing partnership with director Randal Wallace yielded yet another hit, 2015’s Christian-themed Heaven Is For Real. He also continues to work as a conductor for other composer’s scores, including such recent films as Pacific Rim, Captain Phillips, Deadpool, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Transformers: The Last Knight.
 
1 OSCAR, 4 NOMINATIONS 
1 EMMY NOMINATION 
2 GRAMMY NOMINATIONS 
1 TONY NOMINATION
TOP GROSSING FILMS: 
1. Batman Forever--184 
2. SWAT--116 
3. A Time to Kill--108 
4. Batman and Robin--107 
5. Interview with the Vampire--105 
6. Public Enemies--97  
7. Heat--67 
8. Demolition Man--58 
9. Pet Sematary--57 
10. Alien 3--54
 
His most recent stage collaboration with partner Julie Taymor, her 2013 production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, was “captured” as a film in 2014 which received an extremely limited release. Still no recording of his opera Grendel, though recent concert pieces like Jabberwocky and Symphony in G Minor have been released on CD. If IMDB is to be believed, he will compose his first score for a non-Taymor film in eight years – Our Souls at Night, a reteaming of Redford and Fonda.

Parts OneTwoThreeFourFiveSix, and Seven of this series can be accessed on the website.
 
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Arguably, wouldn't Philip Glass' highest-grossing film be "The Truman Show"? I suppose it might be a bit debatable since he was credited with "Additional Music" rather than as co-composer, but his music was pretty prominent in the film. Admittedly, I know some of Glass' contribution was taken from previously-existing pieces, though.

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Adam Fields born (1965)
Alexander Courage records his score for the Lost in Space episode "The Girl from the Green Dimension" (1966)
David Raksin begins recording his score for The Reformer and the Redhead (1949)
Dimitri Tiomkin begins recording his score for Land of the Pharaohs (1954)
Harry Gregson-Williams born (1961)
Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score for Psycho II (1982)
Miles Goodman begins recording his score for Dunston Checks In (1995)
Reijiro Koroku born (1949)
Rene Cloerec died (1995)
Teo Usuelli born (1920)
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