Posted on: December 10, 2012 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

Two-time Academy Award nominated composer Marco Beltrami received the award for Best Original Score – Feature Film for The Sessions at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards in Hollywood. He was also recently named Variety’s Billion Dollar Composer. Beltrami recently scored the Clint Eastwood film Trouble with the Curve and is currently working on the upcoming Brad Pitt film World War Z.

Two-time Academy Award nominee Marco Beltrami, wins Best Original Score Award – Feature Film for Fox Searchlight’s The Sessions at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards in Hollywood. The Sessions generated the highest per screen average of any movie for the week of its release. The soundtrack is available on Lakeshore Records. Beltrami recently scored the Clint Eastwood film Trouble with the Curve. He is currently scoring Brad Bitt’s World War Z and Bruce Willis’ Good Day to Die Hard.


Marco Beltrami created an intimate and classically oriented score in which he incorporated meditative elements to embody the spirit of the story – including playing the rims of crystal bowls. The Sessions director Ben Lewin explained, “The music that Beltrami created for The Sessions was the final piece of the puzzle that brought the whole picture together. Beltrami’s score definitely infused The Sessions with a whole new level of emotional impact.”

The Sessions tells the true story of California–based journalist and poet Mark O’Brien (John Hawkes), who spends most of his life in an iron lung. At the age of 38, O’Brien makes a decision to lose his virginity – while seeking counsel from his priest (William H. Macy) – to a sex surrogate (Helen Hunt).

Marco Beltrami established an early reputation as a genre innovator with non-traditional horror scores for the Scream franchise, Hellboy, Blade II and Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark. Upon completing undergraduate studies at Brown University, Beltrami entered the Yale School of Music on a scholarship. His pursuit of music composition then lead him to Venice for a period of study with the Italian master, Luigi Nono and then finally to Los Angeles to undertake a fellowship with Academy Award-winning composer, Jerry Goldsmith.

Shortly after arriving in Los Angeles, Beltrami landed Wes Craven’s Scream. After Scream, he went on to write his critically acclaimed score for Guillermo Del Toro’s Mimic. This was the first of several collaborations with Del Toro, including Hellboy and Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark. Beltrami’s musical palette has since expanded to virtually all film genres. Beltrami has received two Academy Award nominations for Best Score. The first nomination was for 3:10 To Yuma, starring Russell Crowe and Christian Bale, and the second was for his score to the Academy Award-winning film for Best Picture, The Hurt Locker. Beltrami’s score for Soul Surfer won the 2012 Satellite Awards for Best Film Score of The Year. His most recent project is Trouble with the Curve starring Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams. Beltrami has lent his musical voice to such unique hit films as Live Free or Die Hard, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Knowing and I, Robot. His recent scores include The Woman in Black, The Thing, and Deadfall.

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