Oscar season is here, and The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular is ON IT. Glenn & Scott cover this year’s Oscars the only way they know how: by running down the five nominees for Best Original Score! They discuss Jóhann Jóhannsson’s score for Sicario, Ennio Morricone’s The Hateful Eight, Thomas Newman’s Bridge of Spies, Carter Burwell’s Carol, and last but not least, John Williams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens. They discuss their reactions to the commercial albums for all five scores, the differences between those and what Academy voters have received, some other scores by the nominated composers, which score they think will win, the political decision-making that goes into an actual Academy vote for Best Score, and more!
For an extended discussion of The Force Awakens‘ score, check out episode three of the ol’ Podcast Hour Spectacular.
“Desert Music” from Sicario by Jóhann Jóhannsson
“L’Ultima Diligenza di Red Rock (#2)” from The Hateful Eight by Ennio Morricone
“La Lettera di Lincoln (Strumentale)” from The Hateful Eight by Ennio Morricone
“Homecoming” from Bridge of Spies by Thomas Newman
“Opening” from Carol by Carter Burwell
“Christmas Trees” from Carol by Carter Burwell