Hans Zimmer was one of the top contenders for the best base score at the 94th annual Academy Award for his work on Sand dunes. He was shortlisted for the award on December 21st along with other top leads like Jonny Greenwood (The power of the dog), Alexandre Desplat (French Dispatch) and Germaine Franco (Encanto).
Of the 15 shortlisted tracks for the Oscars, Zimmer’s was the only one nominated for best soundtrack for a visual medium at the 64th Annual Grammy. Prize on January 31, 2022.
If Zimmer wins the Oscar on March 27, he will set the record. He’ll wait longer to win his second Oscar than any other composer in history. Zimmer won his first Oscar for best original score 27 years ago for Lion King. Since then, he has been nominated nine times, for films like As good as it gets, Gladiator and Dunkirk, but has yet to return to the winner circle.
Late Henry Mancini is the current record holder for the longest wait to win a second Oscar. Mancini got his first win for Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) and waited 21 years for a second win, for Victor / Victoria (In 1982).
If Zimmer wins, he will take second place on the list of composers with the longest scoring intervals. Oscar. Alfred Newman, father of contemporary cinema scorers Thomas Newman and David Newman, at the top of the list. He won the Oscar for scoring the first for Alexander’s Ragtime Band (1938) and his last for Camelot (In 1967).
Other composers whose Oscars last 20 years or more are John Barry (1966-90), Maurice Jarre (1962-84), John Williams (1971-93), Mancini (1961-82), Johnny Green (1948-68), Lennie Hayton (1949-69) and Ray Heindorf (1942-62).
Voting for the Oscar nominations takes place from January 27 to February 1, 2022. Nominations will be announced on February 8. The Oscars will return to the Dolby Theater in Hollywood after being moved in. Los Angeles’ Union Terminal in April because of the pandemic.
https://www.billboard.com/music/awards/2022-oscars-hans-zimmer-potential-record-1235014722/ Hans Zimmer can set a new record at the Oscars 2022 – Billboard