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

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

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.

Alexandre Desplat and 'Grand Budapest Hotel' Oscar Nominees for Best Original Score, Talks Folk Music for Fake Countries

Alexandre Desplat and 'Grand Budapest Hotel' Oscar Nominees for Best Original Score, Talks Folk Music for Fake Countries >>

Alexandre Desplat is up for two Oscars this year in the same Best Original Score category. One is for the music he composed for The Imitation Game and the other is for The Grand Budapest Hotel--which features original folk music for a made up country.

Violinist Owen Pallett Worries Oscar Win for Best Original Score (with Arcade Fire, for Spike Jonze's 'her') Will Kill Canada's Indie Cred >>

A proper Canadian, Pallett did not receive the information well, feeling a bit unnerved by the news and terrified of becoming, quote, "the most overrated Canadian in the eyes of Canadians."

George Clooney and Grant Heslov's 'The Monuments Men,' with Score by Alexandre Desplat, Opens February 7 >>

While a trailer may not be the best indication of the film, the score may really be what lingers in the foreground, a notable and sympathetic piece that details the struggles, hardships and ultimate sacrifice dealt to our heroes as they work to unearth the classics.

Alexandre Desplat Keeps the Score for Wes Anderson's First Non-Pop OST, 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' >>

Trailers for Wes Anderson's new film The Grand Budapest Hotel have recently circulated as un-skippable ads on YouTube and pre-film entertainment in movie theaters. The fantastic Mr. Anderson may appear to be immovable--in that his Futura technicolor has become standard--but his use of popular music as a detailed brush stroke to the cinematic fanfare has changed from the Rolling Stones and Kinks-centric soundtrack for The Darjeeling Limited.

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