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2021 Oscars

Congratulations 93rd Annual Academy Awards nominees! Three of Best Original Score nominees were scored with members of the American Federation of Musicians Local 47 in Los Angeles:

  • “Da 5 Bloods” (Terence Blanchard)
  • “Mank” (Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross)
  • “Soul” (Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste)

Listen to our “Oscars 2021 – #AFM47” playlist here:

The 93rd Academy Awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, April 25, televised live on ABC from 5-8 p.m. (PST). 

Oscars 2020

Congratulations to all of this year’s Oscar nominees! All five Best Original Score nominees were scored AFM union musicians — 4 of them with members of AFM Local 47 here in Los Angeles.

  • Joker – Hildur Guðnadóttir, composer (AFM Local 47)
  • Marriage Story – Randy Newman, composer (AFM Local 47)
  • 1917 – Thomas Newman, composer (AFM Local 47)
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – John Williams, composer (AFM Local 47)
  • Little Women – Alexandre Desplat (AFM Local 802)

Listen to these scores here.

The 92nd Academy Awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, February 9, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, televised live on ABC starting at 5 p.m. PST. 

Musicians of the 90th Annual Academy Awards


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Gallery photos by Rick Baptist

From composition and music preparation to the scoring stage, musicians bring the heart and soul to motion pictures.

Congratulations to the winners and nominees in the 90th annual Academy Awards featuring music created by AFM Local 47 musicians, and to the incredible house band and music prep team! Continue reading

2017 Academy Awards: At long last, musicians get their due

The 89th Annual Academy Awards telecast is one to be remembered — and not just for the Best Picture snafu.

In the Oscar’s 64 years of being televised, every single person who worked on the production has been listed in the end credits — that is, except for musicians.

That changed this year, when the names of all the live orchestra musicians were listed on the end crawl. Continue reading

Congratulations 88th Annual Oscar nominees!


Congratulations to all of the musicians, composers and music prep personnel who created the music on all of the following Oscar-nominated films scored here in Los Angeles!

5 nominations including Best Picture
Scored @ Conway

6 nominations including Best Picture & Best Original Score: Thomas Newman
Scored @ Deep Sleep

1 nomination
Scored @ Warner Bros.

2 nominations including Best Animated Feature Film
Scored @ Warner Bros.

5 nominations including Best Original Score: John Williams
Scored @ Sony Studios

1 nomination
Scored @ Mason Sound & Sony Studios

1 nomination
Scored @ Warner Bros.