Alexandre Desplat

Hans Zimmer, Alexandre Desplat Scores Included In Oscars Shortlist

Hans Zimmer and Jonny Greenwood each have two scores on the Oscars shortlist for best original score. Greenwood is listed with The Power of the Dog and Spencer; Zimmer with Dune and No Time to Die. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences released shortlists in 10 categories on...
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Guillermo Del Toro's Nightmare Alley Loses Composer Alexandre Desplat

As Guillermo del Toro pushes to cut together his latest feature film in time for its December release, a new setback comes in the form of an exit. Two-time Oscar-winner Alexandre Desplat was all set to write the music for del Toro's noir thriller "Nightmare Alley," but the French composer had to back out of production due to scheduling conflicts. He is an early favorite to grab an Oscar nomination for his work on Wes Anderson's latest feature, "The French Dispatch," but the one-two punch of an Anderson film and a del Toro project in the same year has eluded Desplat, who previously won Academy Awards for his work on Anderson's "Grand Budapest Hotel" and del Toro's "Shape of Water."

Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Nightmare Alley’ Finds New Composer After Alexandre Desplat Exits (EXCLUSIVE)

Alexandre Desplat won’t have to worry about competing against himself at the Oscars this year in the original score category. The two-time Oscar-winning composer is a favorite to pick up a nom for his work on Wes Anderson’s “The French Dispatch.” He was also set to provide the music for Guillermo del Toro’s “Nightmare Alley,” but he’s had to back out of the noir thriller because of scheduling. After production on “Nightmare Alley” was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I’m told Desplat and del Toro were not able to meet in France to work on the score. “Knives Out” composer Nathan...