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Ennio Morricone & John Williams Among Oscar 2016 Contenders for Best Original Score >>

Oscar nominations have hit and to no one's surprise 'The Revenant' could be this year's top earner with 12 nominations in its corner. However the list also includes, more importantly, Ennio Morricone's score for 'The Hateful Eight,' John Williams' score for 'Star Wars' and Thomas Newman's score for 'Bridge of Spies' all contending for Best Original Score; and David Lang's "Simple Song #3" competing in the Best Original Song category.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Panel At San Diego Comic Con - Comic-Con International 2015

John Williams Reveals Why Each 'Star Wars' Character Received Theme Music >>

There are plenty on nuances in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" that are telling of characters and their back stories. Perhaps none more telling is John Williams' underlying score that provides a unique insight into each persona through theme music.

The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences' Presents 'Behind The Score: The Art Of The Film Composer'

'Star Wars,' Gustavo Dudamel Conducts Opening-Closing Titles >>

In this round of promotion for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, its been revealed that Gustavo Dudamel, music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducted the famous opening and ending titles to the film. The music was composed by none other than John Williams and has been featured in each movie.

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