Alexandre Desplat wins first BAFTA Award
Alexandre Desplat's music behind a stammering king won him his first BAFTA Award.
Film and Television Arts yesterday. This is Desplat's first win in five nominations.
His score for the King George VI biopic recently received Oscar and Golden Globe
nominations, plus several recognitions from The International Film Music Critics
Association. The composer incorporated Britain's history into his score by using the
actual microphones of King George VI, and recording with a 90-piece orchestra
at London’s Abbey Road Studio.
Desplat earned his first BAFTA nomination in 2003 with his evocative score to
European Film Award. Additionally, Desplat has received a Grammy nomination for
Award five times out of six nominations for Best Original Score and Film Composer
of the Year.
BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) is the leading independent
charity supporting, developing and promoting the art forms of the moving image
in the UK - from Film and Television to Video Games and Interactive Media.
The Academy was formed 1947 by the biggest names in the British film production
industry, and the organization still aims today "to recognize those who had
contributed outstanding creative work towards the advancement of British film."
The score is available from