The nominations for the 2019 Critics' Choice Awards have been announced and we're particularly interested in who's up for Best Score.
And the nominees for Best Score are…
Kris Bowers for Green Book (2018) which follows the unlikely friendship between an Italian-American bouncer and the African-American classical pianist he chauffeurs. Relatively new to the industry, American pianist Bowers composed his first film score in 2013 for the Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me documentary.
Nicholas Britell for If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) which follows pregnant KiKi Layne's desperate struggle to prove her fiancé's innocence. American composer and pianist Britell is probably best known for his score for Moonlight (2016) for which he earned an Oscar nomination.
Alexandre Desplat for Isle of Dogs (2018), Wes Anderson's critically acclaimed animation. Desplat has already received multiple award nominations for this yeAR, including a Golden Globe for his score for The Shape of Water (2018) just last week. He better make room next to his Oscars.
Ludwig Göransson for Black Panther (2018), the latest groundbreaking Marvel classic. Similar to Desplat, Göransson has also already received numerous award nominations for this score including a Golden Globe and a Grammy last week.
Justin Hurwitz for First Man (2018), Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong during the famous 1969 space mission. Hurwitz won an Oscar last year for his score for the critically acclaimed La La Land (2016). This Critics' Choice award follows his nomination for a Golden Globe just last week. Although we're still waiting for the Oscar nominations, this one places Hurwitz in good stead.
Marc Shaiman for Mary Poppins Returns (2018), Rob Marshall's take on the family classic. Shaiman's whimsical score was also nominated for a Golden Globe last week, and though it has tough competition, it certainly stands a great chance.
The Critics' Choice Awards will take place on 13th January 2019.