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Songwriters reveal the inspiration behind this year’s Oscar front-runners

Songwriters reveal the inspiration behind this year's Oscar front-runners

Kevin Kiner, Terence Blanchard, Ed Shearmur

A closer look at what films three composers are working on.

Movie music for the blockbuster season

A look at movie music for the blockbuster season as well as composers.

Oscar song category has a certain deja vu

The backstory of Fox Searchlight's "Once" reads like a textbook example of a little film beating the odds, from its unconventional take on the movie musical to its recent Oscar nomination.

Keeping score

Top composers discuss their latest projects

Live-action, animation, puppetry — set to Beatles tunes

A director-composer team delves into the timeless music of the Fab Four to create a one-of-a-kind musical

In their own words: spotlight on screen composers

The top film and TV composers reveal the creative process of working with screen images

The Academy take note

In the best song category, with the exception of Randy Newman, this year's list of Oscar contenders is filled with newcomers. And though the song category is back to having five nominees, there are still only three films to consider, since three of the four new songs written are for "Dreamgirls."