Satellite award for best original score

The Satellite Award for Best (Original) Score is an annual award given by the International Press Academy.

Winners and nominees


Year Winners and nominees Composer(s)
1996 "The English Patient" Gabriel Yared
"Hamlet" Patrick Doyle
"Mars Attacks!" Danny Elfman
"Michael Collins" Elliot Goldenthal
"Sling Blade" Daniel Lanois
1997 "Titanic" James Horner
"Amistad" John Williams
"Anastasia" David Newman
"L.A. Confidential" Jerry Goldsmith
"One Night Stand" Mike Figgis
1998 "The Thin Red Line" Hans Zimmer
"Beloved" Rachel Portman
"City of Angels" Gabriel Yared
"Pleasantville" Randy Newman
"Saving Private Ryan" John Williams
1999 "Sleepy Hollow" Danny Elfman
"The Legend of 1900 (La leggenda del pianista sull'oceano)" Ennio Morricone
"The Red Violin (Le violon rouge)" John Corigliano
"Snow Falling on Cedars" James Newton Howard
"The Thomas Crown Affair" Bill Conti


Year Winners and nominees Composer(s)
2000 "Gladiator" Hans Zimmer
"The Legend of Bagger Vance" Rachel Portman
"Malèna" Ennio Morricone
"Proof of Life" Danny Elfman
"Traffic" Cliff Martinez
2001 "Moulin Rouge!" Craig Armstrong
"A Beautiful Mind" James Horner
"Hannibal" Hans Zimmer
"Legally Blonde" Rolfe Kent
"Spy Game" Harry Gregson-Williams
2002 "Frida" Elliot Goldenthal
"24 Hour Party People" Liz Gallacher
"25th Hour" Terence Blanchard
"About a Boy" Damon Gough
"Roger Dodger" Craig Wedren
2003 "The Last Samurai" Hans Zimmer
"Cold Mountain" Gabriel Yared
"Finding Nemo" Thomas Newman
"The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" Howard Shore
"The Missing" James Horner
"Seabiscuit" Randy Newman
2004 "Napoleon Dynamite" John Swihart
"Alfie" Mick Jagger, John Powell and David A. Stewart
"The Aviator" Howard Shore
"Finding Neverland" Jan A.P. Kaczmarek
"The Incredibles" Michael Giacchino
"Spider-Man 2" Danny Elfman
2005 "Kingdom of Heaven" Harry Gregson-Williams
"Brokeback Mountain" Gustavo Santaolalla
"The Constant Gardener" Alberto Iglesias
"Corpse Bride" Danny Elfman
"Memoirs of a Geisha" John Williams
"Sin City" Robert Rodriguez
2006 "Babel" Gustavo Santaolalla
"Brick" Nathan Johnson
"The Da Vinci Code" Hans Zimmer
"Flags of Our Fathers" Clint Eastwood
"The Lives of Others (Das Leben der Anderen)" Gabriel Yared
"Notes on a Scandal" Philip Glass
2007 "The Kite Runner" Alberto Iglesias
"The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford" Nick Cave
"Atonement" Dario Marianelli
"Eastern Promises" Howard Shore
"The Lookout" James Newton Howard
"Ratatouille" Michael Giacchino
2008 "Slumdog Millionaire" A.R. Rahman
"Australia" David Hirschfelder
"Horton Hears a Who!" John Powell
"Milk" Danny Elfman
"Quantum of Solace" David Arnold
"WALL-E" Thomas Newman
2009 "Up in the Air" Rolfe Kent
"Amelia" Gabriel Yared
"The Informant!" Marvin Hamlisch
"Public Enemies" Elliot Goldenthal
"Up" Michael Giacchino
"Where the Wild Things Are" Carter Burwell and Karen O


Year Winners and nominees Composer(s)
2010 "Inception" Hans Zimmer
"127 Hours" A. R. Rahman
"Black Swan" Clint Mansell
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" Alexandre Desplat
"Salt" James Newton Howard
"The Social Network" Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
"The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" Howard Shore
"Unstoppable" Harry Gregson-Williams
2011 "Soul Surfer" Marco Beltrami
"Drive" Cliff Martinez
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2" Alexandre Desplat
"Super 8" Michael Giacchino
"War Horse" John Williams
"Water for Elephants" James Newton Howard
2012 Argo Alexandre Desplat
Anna Karenina Dario Marianelli
Beasts of the Southern Wild Benh Zeitlin and Dan Romer
Lincoln John Williams
The Master Johnny Greenwood
Skyfall Thomas Newman
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