The nominations for the 2019 BAFTAs have been announced and we're particularly interested in who's up for Best Original Music.
And the nominees for Best Original Music are…
Terence Blanchard for BlacKkKlansman (2018), Spike Lee‘s latest picture following an African American police officer who manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch. As well as being a film composer, Blanchard is a prolific jazz musician. This is his first BAFTA nomination.
Nicholas Britell for If Beale Street Could Talk (2018), Barry Jenkins' story of a pregnant woman in Harlem who fights to prove her fiancé's innocence. American composer Britell received an Oscar nomination in 2017 for his score for Moonlight (2016). This is his first BAFTA nomination.
Alexandre Desplat for Isle Of Dogs (2018), Wes Anderson‘s latest masterpiece following a boy’s search for his lost dog. Desplat’s impressive catalogue includes The King’s Speech (2010), Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) and The Shape of Water (2017) for which he won a BAFTA, Golden Globe and an Oscar last year.
Marc Shaiman for Mary Poppins Returns (2018), Rob Marshall‘s sequel to the much-loved classic. Shaiman had some big shoes to fill but it seems he has done well to live up to the original. Sadly, lyricist Scott Wittman hasn’t had as much recognition. Shaiman has been nominated for an Oscar fiev times, and this is his second BAFTA nomination.
Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Lukas Nelson for A Star Is Born (2018). If you haven’t heard about this film yet, you must have been living under a rock. The film soundtrack has ruled albums and singles charts for weeks on end since its October release, hitting Number 1 in the UK. This is Gaga and Nelson’s first BAFTA nomination and Cooper’s fourth.