ⓘ Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score

                                     

ⓘ Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score

The Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score is one of several categories presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, an organization of journalists who cover the United States film industry, but are affiliated with publications outside North America, since its institution in 1947. Since the 5th Golden Globe Awards, the award is presented annually, except from 1953 to 1958. The nominations from 1947 and 1948 are not available. The first Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score went to Max Steiner for his compositional work on Life with Father.

John Williams is the artist with the most nominations 24; those resulted in 4 wins. Dimitri Tiomkin had the same number of wins, but out of only 5 nominations. Other notable achievers include Maurice Jarre 10 nominations, 4 wins, Alan Menken 5 nominations, 3 wins and Alexandre Desplat 11 nominations, 2 wins. Artists like Jerry Goldsmith 9 nominations and Michel Legrand 7 nominations were nominated several times but never received the award. Dimitri Tiomkin, Alan Menken and Howard Shore are the only composers to win two consecutive awards. Additionally, Dimitri Tiomkin received Special Achievement Awards for his services to film music in 1955 and 1957, as did Hugo Friedhofer in 1958. The most recent recipient of this award was Hildur Gudnadottir for the film Joker.

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