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And the Oscar goes to...Ludwig Göransson

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And the Oscar goes to...Ludwig Göransson

At the 91st Academy Awards, film composer and Digital Performer user Ludwig Göransson took home his first Oscar for Best Music (Original Score) for the groundbreaking 2018 film Black Panther, which garnered a total of three Oscars for Original Score, Production Design and Costume Design. Earlier Göransson also won a Grammy for the Black Panther soundtrack and for co-writing the Record of the Year and Song of the Year for “This Is America,” sung by Childish Gambino.

Ludwig Göransson accepting his first Oscar for Best Music (Original Score).

Ludwig Göransson accepting his first Oscar (2019) for Best Original Score (Black Panther).

“I want to share this award with all the incredible African artists that I worked with on the score: Baaba Maal, Massamba Diop and all the classical musicians in London that recorded on the score,” Göransson said from the stage of the Dolby Theater in Hollywood as he accepted the award.

Göransson has written scores for other recent films, including Fruitvale Station (2013), Creed (2015) and Creed II (2018), among others. He is also an accomplished network TV composer for series like Community (2009-2015), New Girl (2011-2018), Angie Tribeca (2016-2018) and The Mandalorian (in production).

Göransson's score was released as Black Panther (Original Score) by Hollywood Records on February 16, 2018. It is now available on Spotify, Amazon and iTunes.

Two other composers nominated in the Best Original Score category are also Digital Performer users: last year's Oscar winner Alexandre Desplat (Isle of Dogs) and seven-time Oscar nominated composer Marc Shaiman (Mary Poppins Returns).

For more information about Ludwig and his work with Digital Performer, see these recent news stories at motu.com.



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