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'Grand Budapest Hotel' and 'Whiplash' Top Contenders at Oscars, Alexandre Desplat Wins Best Original Score

By Ian Holubiak i.holubiak@classicalite.com on Feb 23, 2015 09:05 PM EST
'Grand Budapest Hotel' and 'Whiplash' Top Contenders at Oscars, Alexandre Desplat Wins Best Original Score Composer Alexandre Desplat attends the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 22, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo : Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Now with the Oscars at a close, the results proved to be a normal get together of acting talent abound. But, for Alexandre Desplat, in his eight go-round, the talented composer finally got the statue he deserves.

The ceremony was a success for some, the top player being Birdman, which took home three; Best Director (Alejandro G. Iñárritu); Best Cinematography (Emmanuel Lubezki); and the prestigious Best Picture.

But Birdman lead Michael Keaton lost out to Eddie Redmayne in The Theory of Everything for Best Actor.

Best Actress went to Julianne Moore for Still Alice; Best Supporting Actor to J.K. Simmons for Whiplash; and Best Supporting Actress to Patricia Arquette for Boyhood.

Whiplash proved to be a big winner, taking home three with Simmons' award, Best Editing (Tom Cross) and Best Sound Mixing (Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins and Thomas Curley).

The underdog, Alexandre Desplat, finally took home the Oscar for Best Original Score with The Grand Budapest Hotel, and also received a nomination in the same category for The Imitation Game.

Eighth time, thus, proved to be a charm for the French composer, who has also created tunes for other Hollywood films like The Girl with a Pearl Earring to Godzilla. Desplat's win contributed to the astounding three others Anderson's film took hom.

Congratulations to the winners and if you haven't yet, be sure to get up with Desplat's own below.

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TagsAlexandre Desplat, Grand Budapest Hotel, Best Original Score, Oscars 2015, Birdman, Whiplash, J.K. Simmons, best picture, Patricia Arquette, Julianne Moore