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The 2020 Oscar nominations are in, and today we’re skipping straight to the music! Since the end of the silent film era, original music has been a staple of the movie-watching experience, and this past year of cinema introduced us to some truly memorable tracks. Read on to learn about each of the contenders for Best Original Song, and pick out your favorite ahead of the big day! Stay tuned for closer looks at some of the other movie-music categories in the near future. 

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Stills from movies nominated for Best Original Song, clockwise from middle: Call Me By Your Name, Coco, Mudbound, The Greatest Showman, Marshall

The 90th Academy Awards show is this Sunday! As the entertainment world and film buffs around the world tune in to watch the awards, one category that has received some major buzz this year is the award for Best Original Song. This incredible year in film music saw everything from inspiring pop anthems to gentle folk balladry win hearts, leading to a highly eclectic and compelling range of nominees. Read on to learn more about and listen to each song gearing up for the gold!

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Fresh from the excitement of this month’s Golden Globes ceremony, film critics and movie lovers watched the 89th Academy Award nominations announcement this morning with plenty of predictions. As some had anticipated, musical frontrunner La La Land made Oscar history with its record 14 nominations—tied with Titanic (1995) and All About Eve (1950).

Today we had our eyes (and ears) peeled to the Oscars’ musical categories, Best Original Song and Best Original Score. Listen to this year’s nominees below! Continue reading

Ennio Morricone, Quincy Jones, Pharell Williams


Last night, famed Italian composer Ennio Morricone took home the Oscar for “Best Original Score” for his work on Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eightmaking him the oldest Oscar recipient. Upon his win, the entire audience rose to their feet, honoring the 87-year-old maestro extraordinaire with a standing ovation. After 60+ years in the business, five previous Oscar nominations and a 2007 Honorary Oscar Award for his contributions to the field, fans around the globe are celebrating this welcomed acknowledgment of his accomplishments.

Enjoy this selection of tracks from Morricone’s Oscar-winning score of The Hateful Eight. And if you missed his acceptance speech, check out the clip below: Continue reading


Nominations were announced for the 88th Academy Awards this morning, including for two of our favorite categories: Best Original Song and Best Original Score.

Listen to and learn more about this year’s musical nominees before tuning into the ceremony on February 28, 2016!  Continue reading

Oscar Picks!

Here at Levitt Pavilions, we aren’t just music fans—we love movies too! And we couldn’t wait until this Sunday’s 87th Academy Awards to see who wins, so we conducted a little office-wide vote of our own. Here are our Oscar picks for this year’s major categories, including Best Picture, Best Original Song, Best Director and more! Continue reading