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Greek composer took an Oscar for the music to The Grand Budapest Hotel

23 February 2015 / 18:02:01  GRReporter
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This year's Academy Awards ceremony involved a Greek participation, as famous composer of Greek origin Alexandre Desplat won the golden Oscar statuette.

It was awarded for his original music to the film The Grand Budapest Hotel. Desplat was nominated in the same category for his music to the film Theory of Everything.

"Oscar is an Oscar. This is the most significant award which is the dream of every filmmaker. I think that says it all," Desplat stated after their ceremony.

He composed the music to over 70 films, theatre performances and television series. He was nominated for an Oscar for the music of The Queen, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The King's Speech, Philomena and Argo.

Desplat is the son of a French man and Greek woman from the city of Volos. The composer lives in Paris but argues that "a part of me will always be in Greece." He was a student of Iannis Xenakis, grew up with the music of Manos Hatzidakis, and his international career began in 2003 with the music to the film Girl with a Pearl Earring.

Alexander Dinelaris, the first from the left

The second "Greek" Oscar was awarded to Alexander Dinelaris junior for best original screenplay for this year's big winner of the Academy Awards, Birdman.

Tags: CinemaOscarAlexandre DesplatThe Grand Budapest HotelAlexander Dinelaris Jr.BirdmanScreenplay
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