Alexandre Desplat- The Kings Speech

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Alexandre Desplat

Receives Oscar Nomination for Best Score:

“The King’s Speech” 

(Hollywood, CA) Alexandre Desplat receives his fourth Best Original Score Oscar nomination for “The King’s Speech.” His score for the King George VI biopic recently received BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations. The composer incorporated the actual microphones of King George VI into his score, and recorded with a 90-piece orchestra at London’s Abbey Road Studio. According to Desplat,

“It is a great honor to have my work noticed again by the Academy and I am very grateful,
thank you. Writing the music for ‘The King’s Speech’ has been a delight and I thank our brilliant director, Tom Hooper, for offering us and the audience such an inspiring and beautiful film. I also wish to congratulate all the other talents nominated for our movie.”

Desplat was nominated for the same category last year for “The Fantastic Mr. Fox.” His       current projects include “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II” and “The Tree of       Life,” starring Brad Pitt. 

After composing the music for over 50 European films, Desplat burst onto the Hollywood scene in 2003 with his evocative score to “The Girl with a Pearl Earring,” which earned him nominations from the Golden Globes, BAFTA and European Film Awards. Desplat has won the World Soundtrack Award five times out of six nominations for Best Original Score and Film Composer of the Year. He won a Grammy in 2008 for the “Best Score Soundtrack” of “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.” Alexandre Desplat was also selected as one of the nine luminaries to serve as a juror for the 63rd Cannes Film Festival.