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88th Academy Award Winners in Music


2016 brings about the 88th annual Academy Awards. It’s been a tumultuous year for award shows. From Leonardo DiCaprio finally winning an oscar, ending the long-standing meme that spawned as he struggled to win, to #OscarsSoWhite trending among Black Lives Matter leaders as well as the general public, the Academy Awards is no exception.

The Academy Awards are about movies, so it’s no surprise that the most cared about categories involve “Best Picture” and “Best Actor.” But, here at Impact 89fm, we care about music. Below are the categories that let us see the music industry at work in the film industry:

Best Sound Editing:

“Mad Max: Fury Road,” Mark Mangini and David White (WINNER)

“The Martian,” Oliver Tarney

“The Revenant,” Martin Hernandez and Lon Bender

“Sicario,” Alan Robert Murray

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” Matthew Wood and David Acord


Best Sound Mixing:

“Bridge of Spies,” Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Drew Kunin

“Mad Max: Fury Road,” Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff and Ben Osmo (WINNER)

“The Martian,” Paul Massey, Mark Taylor and Mac Ruth

“The Revenant,” Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño, Randy Thom and Chris Duesterdiek

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” Andy Nelson, Christopher Scarabosio and Stuart Wilson


Best Original Song:

“Earned It” from “Fifty Shades of Grey” — Music and lyric by Abel Tesfaye, Ahmad Balshe, Jason Daheala Quenneville and Stephan Moccio

“Manta Ray” from “Racing Extinction” — Music by J. Ralph and lyric by Antony Hegarty

“Simple Song #3” from “Youth” — Music and lyric by David Lang

“Til It Happens To You” from “The Hunting Ground” — Music and lyric by Diane Warren and Lady Gaga

“Writing’s on the Wall” from “Spectre” — Music and lyric by Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith (WINNER)

Best Original Score:

“Bridge of Spies,” Thomas Newman

“Carol,” Carter Burwell

“The Hateful Eight,” Ennio Morricone (WINNER)

“Sicario,” Jóhann Jóhannsson

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” John Williams


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