Awards & Winners

BAFTA Award for Best Film Music

British Academy Film Awards

The Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music is an annual award given by British Academy of Film and Television Arts. With seven wins out of fifteen nominations, John Williams is both the most nominated and most awarded in this category. Ennio Morricone is the only composer to win in consecutive years; for The Mission in 1986 and The Untouchables in 1987. Morricone also has the highest "perfect score", with five wins from five nominations.
Date Established : 1968

Check all the winners of BAFTA Award for Best Film Music presented under British Academy Film Awards since 1969 .

Steven Price

Honored for : Gravity

Nominations 2014 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Henry Jackman Captain Phillips
John Williams The Book Thief
Hans Zimmer 12 Years a Slave
Steven Price Gravity
Thomas Newman Saving Mr. Banks

Thomas Newman

Honored for : Skyfall

Nominations 2013 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Dario Marianelli Anna Karenina
Alexandre Desplat Argo
Mychael Danna Life of Pi
John Williams Lincoln
Thomas Newman Skyfall

Ludovic Bource

Honored for : The Artist

Nominations 2012 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Ludovic Bource The Artist
Atticus Ross The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Trent Reznor The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Howard Shore Hugo
Alberto Iglesias Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
John Williams War Horse

Alexandre Desplat

Honored for : The King's Speech

Nominations 2011 »

Nominee Nominated Work
A. R. Rahman 127 Hours
Danny Elfman Alice in Wonderland
John Powell How to Train Your Dragon
Hans Zimmer Inception
Alexandre Desplat The King's Speech

Michael Giacchino

Honored for : Up

Nominations 2010 »

Nominee Nominated Work
James Horner Avatar
T-Bone Burnett Crazy Heart
Stephen Bruton Crazy Heart
Alexandre Desplat Fantastic Mr. Fox
Chaz Jankel Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll
Michael Giacchino Up

A. R. Rahman

Honored for : Slumdog Millionaire

Nominations 2009 »

Nominee Nominated Work
A. R. Rahman Slumdog Millionaire
Alexandre Desplat The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Hans Zimmer The Dark Knight
James Newton Howard The Dark Knight
Benny Andersson Mamma Mia!
Björn Ulvaeus Mamma Mia!
Thomas Newman WALL-E

Christopher Gunning

Honored for : La Vie en Rose

Nominations 2008 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Christopher Gunning La Vie en Rose
Marc Streitenfeld American Gangster
Dario Marianelli Atonement
Alberto Iglesias The Kite Runner
Jonny Greenwood There Will Be Blood

Gustavo Santaolalla

Honored for : Babel

Nominations 2007 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Gustavo Santaolalla Babel
David Arnold Casino Royale
Henry Krieger Dreamgirls
John Powell Happy Feet
Alexandre Desplat The Queen

John Williams

Honored for : Memoirs of a Geisha

Nominations 2006 »

Nominee Nominated Work
John Williams Memoirs of a Geisha
T-Bone Burnett Walk the Line
Alberto Iglesias The Constant Gardener
Gustavo Santaolalla Brokeback Mountain
George Fenton Mrs Henderson Presents

Gustavo Santaolalla

Honored for : The Motorcycle Diaries

Nominations 2005 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Gustavo Santaolalla The Motorcycle Diaries
Bruno Coulais The Chorus
Howard Shore The Aviator
Jan A. P. Kaczmarek Finding Neverland
Craig Armstrong Ray

Gabriel Yared, T-Bone Burnett

Honored for : Cold Mountain

Nominations 2004 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Gabriel Yared Cold Mountain
T-Bone Burnett Cold Mountain
RZA Kill Bill Volume 1
Kevin Shields Lost in Translation
Brian Reitzell Lost in Translation
Alexandre Desplat Girl with a Pearl Earring
Howard Shore The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Philip Glass

Honored for : The Hours

Nominations 2003 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Philip Glass The Hours
Howard Shore Gangs of New York
Robbie Robertson Gangs of New York
The Edge Gangs of New York
John Williams Catch Me If You Can
Wojciech Kilar The Pianist
Fred Ebb Chicago
John Kander Chicago
Danny Elfman Chicago

Craig Armstrong, Marius de Vries

Honored for : Moulin Rouge!

Nominations 2002 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Craig Armstrong Moulin Rouge!
Marius de Vries Moulin Rouge!
Yann Tiersen Amélie
Angelo Badalamenti Mulholland Drive
Harry Gregson-Williams Shrek
John Powell Shrek
Howard Shore The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Tan Dun

Honored for : Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Nominations 2001 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Tan Dun Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Hans Zimmer Gladiator
Lisa Gerrard Gladiator
Stephen Warbeck Billy Elliot
T-Bone Burnett O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Carter Burwell O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Nancy Wilson Almost Famous

Thomas Newman

Honored for : American Beauty

Nominations 2000 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Thomas Newman American Beauty
Michael Nyman The End of the Affair
Gabriel Yared The Talented Mr. Ripley
Ry Cooder Buena Vista Social Club
Nick Gold Buena Vista Social Club

David Hirschfelder

Honored for : Elizabeth

Nominations 1999 »

Nominee Nominated Work
David Hirschfelder Elizabeth
Stephen Warbeck Shakespeare in Love
John Williams Saving Private Ryan
Barrington Pheloung Hilary and Jackie

Nellee Hooper, Craig Armstrong, Marius de Vries

Honored for : Romeo + Juliet

Nominations 1998 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Nellee Hooper Romeo + Juliet
Craig Armstrong Romeo + Juliet
Marius de Vries Romeo + Juliet
James Horner Titanic
Jerry Goldsmith L.A. Confidential
Anne Dudley The Full Monty

Gabriel Yared

Honored for : The English Patient

Nominations 1997 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Trevor Jones Brassed Off
Gabriel Yared The English Patient
Andrew Lloyd Webber Evita
Tim Rice Evita
David Hirschfelder Shine

Luis Bacalov

Honored for : Il Postino: The Postman

Nominations 1996 »

Nominee Nominated Work
James Horner Braveheart
George Fenton The Madness of King George
Luis Bacalov Il Postino: The Postman
Patrick Doyle Sense and Sensibility

Don Was

Honored for : Backbeat

Nominations 1995 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Guy Gross The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Don Was Backbeat
Richard Rodney Bennett Four Weddings and a Funeral
Hans Zimmer The Lion King

John Williams

Honored for : Schindler's List

Nominations 1994 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Alan Menken Aladdin
Michael Nyman The Piano
John Williams Schindler's List
Marc Shaiman Sleepless in Seattle

David Hirschfelder

Honored for : Strictly Ballroom

Nominations 1993 »

Nominee Nominated Work
David Hirschfelder Strictly Ballroom
Trevor Jones The Last of the Mohicans
Randy Edelman The Last of the Mohicans
Alan Menken Beauty and the Beast
Howard Ashman Beauty and the Beast
John Altman Hear My Song

Jean-Claude Petit

Honored for : Cyrano de Bergerac

Nominations 1992 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Hans Zimmer Thelma & Louise
Howard Shore The Silence of the Lambs
John Barry Dances with Wolves
Jean-Claude Petit Cyrano de Bergerac

Ennio Morricone, Andrea Morricone

Honored for : Cinema Paradiso

Nominations 1991 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Andrea Morricone Cinema Paradiso
Ennio Morricone Cinema Paradiso
George Fenton Memphis Belle
Carly Simon Postcards from the Edge
Dave Grusin The Fabulous Baker Boys

Maurice Jarre

Honored for : Dead Poets Society

Nominations 1990 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Carly Simon Working Girl
Trevor Jones Mississippi Burning
Maurice Jarre Dead Poets Society
George Fenton Dangerous Liaisons

John Williams

Honored for : Empire of the Sun

Nominations 1989 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Lennie Niehaus Bird
John Williams Empire of the Sun
Dick Hyman Moonstruck
Ryuichi Sakamoto The Last Emperor
David Byrne The Last Emperor
Cong Su The Last Emperor

Ennio Morricone

Honored for : The Untouchables

Nominations 1988 »

Nominee Nominated Work
George Fenton Cry Freedom
Jonas Gwangwa Cry Freedom
Peter Martin Hope and Glory
Ennio Morricone The Untouchables
Stanley Myers Wish You Were Here

Ennio Morricone

Honored for : The Mission

Nominations 1987 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Richard Robbins A Room with a View
John Barry Out of Africa
Herbie Hancock Round Midnight
Ennio Morricone The Mission

Maurice Jarre

Honored for : Witness

Nominations 1986 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Maurice Jarre Witness
Harold Faltermeyer Beverly Hills Cop
Maurice Jarre A Passage to India
Junior Homrich The Emerald Forest
Brian Gascoigne The Emerald Forest

Ennio Morricone

Honored for : Once Upon a Time in America

Nominations 1985 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Ennio Morricone Once Upon a Time in America
Paco de Lucía Carmen
Ry Cooder Paris, Texas
Mike Oldfield The Killing Fields

Ryuichi Sakamoto

Honored for : Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence

Nominations 1984 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Ryuichi Sakamoto Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence
Jack Nitzsche An Officer and a Gentleman
Giorgio Moroder Flashdance
Mark Knopfler Local Hero

John Williams

Honored for : E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Nominations 1983 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Vangelis Blade Runner
John Williams E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
George Fenton Gandhi
Ravi Shankar Gandhi
Vangelis Missing

Carl Davis

Honored for : The French Lieutenant's Woman

Nominations 1982 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Burt Bacharach Arthur
Vangelis Chariots of Fire
Carl Davis The French Lieutenant's Woman
John Williams Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

John Williams

Honored for : Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Nominations 1981 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Hazel O'Connor Breaking Glass
John Williams Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
Michael Gore Fame
Queen Flash Gordon
Howard Blake Flash Gordon

Ennio Morricone

Honored for : Days of Heaven

Nominations 1980 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Jerry Goldsmith Alien
Carmine Coppola Apocalypse Now
Francis Ford Coppola Apocalypse Now
Ennio Morricone Days of Heaven
Richard Rodney Bennett Yanks

John Williams

Honored for : Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

Nominations 1979 »

Nominee Nominated Work
John Williams Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Georges Delerue Julia
Bee Gees Saturday Night Fever
John Williams Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

John Addison

Honored for : A Bridge Too Far

Nominations 1978 »

Nominee Nominated Work
John Addison A Bridge Too Far
Richard Rodney Bennett Equus
Marvin Hamlisch The Spy Who Loved Me
Donna Weiss A Star Is Born
Paul Williams A Star Is Born
Barbra Streisand A Star Is Born
Kenneth Ascher A Star Is Born
Rupert Holmes A Star Is Born
Leon Russell A Star Is Born
Kenny Loggins A Star Is Born
Alan Bergman A Star Is Born
Marilyn Bergman A Star Is Born

Bernard Herrmann

Honored for : Taxi Driver

Nominations 1977 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Bernard Herrmann Taxi Driver
Richard M. Sherman The Slipper and the Rose
Robert B. Sherman The Slipper and the Rose
Jack Nitzsche One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Paul Williams Bugsy Malone

John Williams

Honored for : Jaws, The Towering Inferno

Nominations 1976 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Jerry Goldsmith The Wind and the Lion
John Williams The Towering Inferno
David Shire The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
John Williams Jaws
Nino Rota The Godfather Part II

Richard Rodney Bennett

Honored for : Murder on the Orient Express

Nominations 1975 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Jerry Goldsmith Chinatown
Francis Lai La bonne année
Richard Rodney Bennett Murder on the Orient Express
Míkis Theodorakis Serpico
Michel Legrand The Three Musketeers

Alan Price

Honored for : O Lucky Man!

Nominations 1974 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Alan Price O Lucky Man!
Bob Dylan Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid
Taj Mahal Sounder
Míkis Theodorakis State of Siege

Nino Rota

Honored for : The Godfather

Nominations 1973 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Alfred Ralston Young Winston
Third Ear Band Macbeth
Richard Rodney Bennett Lady Caroline Lamb
Nino Rota The Godfather

Michel Legrand

Honored for : Summer of '42

Nominations 1972 »

Nominee Nominated Work
John P. Hammond Little Big Man
Isaac Hayes Shaft
Michel Legrand Summer of '42
Charles Dumont Trafic

Burt Bacharach

Honored for : Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Nominations 1971 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Johnny Douglas The Railway Children
Burt Bacharach Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Richard Rodney Bennett Figures in a Landscape
Arlo Guthrie Alice's Restaurant

Míkis Theodorakis

Honored for : Z

Nominations 1970 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Míkis Theodorakis Z
Georges Delerue Women in Love
Michel Legrand The Thomas Crown Affair
Richard Rodney Bennett Secret Ceremony

John Barry

Honored for : The Lion in Winter

Nominations 1969 »

Nominee Nominated Work
John Addison The Charge of the Light Brigade
John Barry The Lion in Winter
Francis Lai Live for Life
Nino Rota Romeo and Juliet