After earning eight Oscar nominations, including two this year, the French composer Alexandre Desplat has finally been awarded his first Academy Award!
Alexandre Desplat has finally won a coveted Oscar trophy for his remarkable work on The Grand Budapest Hotel by Wes Anderson, for which he composed a score with a Central European feel. He was also nominated for his original score for The Imitation Game.
These two nominations bring the French composer's total number of Oscar nominations to eight, with Desplat attending the awards ceremony every year since 2007. His nominations have always been for British films (The Queen, The King's Speech, Philomena) or American films (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Argo).
Alexandre Desplat continues in the great tradition of French composers who have achieved success working for the Hollywood studios, following in the footsteps of Maurice Jarre, Michel Legrand, and Georges Delerue.
Alexandre Desplat also recently won the prestigious BAFTA Award for Best Original Music for The Grand Budapest Hotel.