Jóhann Jóhannsson nominated for a Golden Globe award

Composer Jóhann Jóhannsson has been nominated for a Golden Globe award, for Best Original Score in the British biographical drama The Theory of Everything. The film, starring Eddie Redmayne, tells the story of the great physicist Stephen Hawking. This is quite the honor for Jóhannsson, who has been making a name for himself as a talented film score composer in the last decade. Jóhannsson scored the critically acclaimed crime drama Prisoners, directed by Denis Villeneuve, and is also the composer for Villeneuve‘s newest film, Sicario.

Jóhannsson is up against five other nominees from four films. These are Alexandre Desplat forThe Imitation Game, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross for Gone Girl, Antonio Sanchez for Birdmanand Hans Zimmer for Interstellar. All nominations can be found at the Golden Globe Awards official site.

Scott Feinberg, journalist at The Hollywood Reporter, predicts Jóhannsson will be nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Score at the 87th Academy Awards in February 2015. His Oscar predictions in full can be found here.

Jóhannsson recently made his directorial debut with his short documentary End of Summer.End of Summer was selected for CPH:DOX in Copenhagen. Jóhannsson directed, composed the film‘s score, wrote the screenplay, was in charge of photography, edited the film and sound mixed it.


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Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.