And the Oscar goes to...Ludwig Göransson
“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 composer for network TV 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.