James Newton Howard

James Newton Howard

James Newton Howard (born June 9, 1951) is an Academy Award-nominated American film score composer, orchestrator and music producer. Recent projects include The Dark Knight (along with Hans Zimmer), and I Am Legend. Among the films and songs he was nominated for are:  

1991: Academy Award Nomination – Best Original Score The Prince Of Tides
1993: Academy Award Nomination – Best Original Score The Fugitive
1994: Golden Globe Award Nomination – Best Original Song “Look What Love Has Done” from Junior
1994: Academy Award Nomination (1994) Best Original Song – “Look What Love Has Done” from Junior
1996: Golden Globe Award Nomination – Best Original Song “For The First Time” from One Fine Day
1996: Academy Award Nomination – Best Original Song “For The First Time” from One Fine Day
1997: Grammy Award Nomination – Best Song Written for a Motion Picture or Television “For The First Time” from One Fine Day
1997: Academy Award Nomination – Best Original Musical or Comedy Score My Best Friend’s Wedding
2000: Grammy Award Nomination – Best Instrumental Composition “The Egg Travels” from Dinosaur
2001: Emmy Award – Outstanding Main Title Theme Music Gideon’s Crossing
2002: Grammy Award Nomination – Best Instrumental Composition – “Main Titles” from Signs
2005: Academy Award Nomination – Best Original Score The Village (film)
2005: Golden Globe Award Nomination – Best Original Score King Kong (2005 film)
2007: International Film Music Critics Association Nomination – Film Composer of the Year
2008: 80th Academy Awards: Best Original Score
 – “Michael Clayton”
2008: Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
 – Blood Diamond
2008: Classical Brit Awards: Soundtrack of the Year – Blood Diamond

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JNH UnOfficial Website

Interview with the Dynamic Duo JNH & Hans Zimmer

James Newton Howard on Filmtracks

JNH Interview: Scoring the Village and Collateral



 

     
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