238 Soundtrack Nominations & Awards*

Nominations and Awards

Introduction

The Internet Movie Data Base (IMDB) has many great features, among which are: cast and crew details, release dates and global ticket sales information, DVD release details, and nominations and awards information. For details on nominations for awards and special recognitions, IMDB is the most comprehensive listing I have found. They include worldwide awards, not simply the most well-known US and UK awards. They also include awards and special recognitions given by professional/artisan groups, organizations with specific interests, and the general public. (Note that awards may be given even several years after a movie is released.)

Currently – 2011 – the link to a film’s nominations and awards page is found near the bottom of the main IMDB page for the movie, along with links to multitudes of other details. The links below go directly to the IMDB Awards Page for that specific film.

The Fellowship of the Rings

The Two Towers

The Return of the King

When it comes to recognition for achievement in composition of scores and individual songs, as well as sound/music production, it is intriguing to see just how frequently music from The Lord of the Rings trilogy was at least nominated. Here are categorized lists of awards and additional nominations, extracted from the IMDB pages on each film.

The Fellowship of the Ring

SCORE/Howard Shore – Awards

  1. ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards – Top Box Office Films
  2. Academy Awards – Best Music – Original Score
  3. Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards – Best Composer
  4. Chicago Film Critics Association Awards – Best Original Score
  5. Grammy Awards – Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television, or Other Visual Media (Howard Shore, composer; John Kurlander, engineer/mixer)
  6. Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards – Best Score
  7. Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards – Best Music Score
  8. Motion Picture Sound Editors – Best Sound Editing – Music – Feature Film, Domestic and Foreign (Suzana Peric, music editor; Nancy Allen, music editor; Michael Price, scoring editor; Andrew Dudman, scoring editor)
  9. Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards – Best Original Score
  10. World Soundtrack Awards – Best Original Soundtrack of the Year – Orchestral

SCORE/Howard Shore – Additional Nominations

  1. AFI Composer of the Year
  2. Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films – Best Music
  3. BAFTA Awards – Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music
  4. Golden Globes – Best Original Score – Motion Picture
  5. Online Film Critics Society Awards – Best Original Score
  6. World Soundtrack Awards –Soundtrack Composer of the Year

SONG/“May It Be” Enya – Awards

  1. Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards – Best Song
  2. Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards – Best Song
  3. Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards – Best Original Song (Enya, Nicky Ryan, Roma Ryan)

SONG/“May It Be” Enya – Additional Nominations

  1. Golden Globes – Best Original Song – Motion Picture
  2. Grammy Awards – Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media (Enya, Nicky Ryan, Roma Ryan)

The Two Towers

SCORE/Howard Shore – Awards

  1. ASCAP Award – Top Box Office Films
  2. Grammy Awards – Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media (Howard Shore, composer; John Kurlander, engineer; Peter Cobbin, engineer/mixer)

SCORE/Howard Shore – Additional Nominations

  1. Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films – Best Music
  2. Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards – Best Composer
  3. Chicago Film Critics Association Awards – Best Original Score
  4. Motion Picture Sound Editors – Best Sound Editing in a Feature – Music – Feature Film (music editors: Michael Price, Andrew Dudman, Steve Price, Mark Willsher, Malcolm Fife, Nigel Scott, Jonathan Schultz, Rebecda Gatrell, Raphaël Mouterde)
  5. Online Film Critics Society Awards – Best Original Score

SONG/“Gollum’s Song” Fran Walsh and Howard Shore – Awards

  1. Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards – Best Original Song

SONG/“Gollum’s Song” Fran Walsh and Howard Shore – Additional Nominations

  1. World Soundtrack Awards – Best Original Song Written for a Film (composer, Howard Shore; lyricists Fran Walsh, Janet Roddick, David Donaldson, Steve Roche, and David Long; performer, Emiliana Torrini)

The Return of the King

SCORE/Howard Shore – Awards

  1. Academy Awards – Best Music – Original Score
  2. Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films – Best Music
  3. ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards – Top Box Office Films
  4. Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards – Best Composer
  5. Chicago Film Critics Association Awards – Best Original Score
  6. Golden Globes – Best Original Score – Motion Picture
  7. Grammy Awards – Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television, or Other Visual Media (Howard Shore, composer; John Kurlander, engineer/mixer)
  8. Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards – Best Score
  9. Online Film Critics Society Awards – Best Original Score
  10. Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards – Best Original Score

SCORE/Howard Shore – Additional Nominations

  1. BAFTA Awards – Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music
  2. Motion Picture Sound Editors – Best Sound Editing in a Feature – Music – Feature Film (music editors: Jonathan Schultz, Andrew Dudman, Steve Price, Michael Price, Malcolm Fife, Nigel Scott, Rebecda Gatrell)
  3. Satellite Awards – Best Original Score

SONG/“Into the West” Fran Walsh, Howard Shore, and Annie Lennox – Awards

  1. Academy Awards – Best Music – Original Song
  2. Golden Globes – Best Original Song – Motion Picture
  3. Grammy Awards – Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television, or Other Visual Media

SONG/“Into the West” Fran Walsh, Howard Shore, and Annie Lennox – Additional Nominations

  1. Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards – Best Original Song
  2. World Soundtrack Awards – Best Original Song Written for Film
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