Golden Globes: Justin Hurwitz Wins Best Original Score for 'First Man'

Justin Hurwitz from “First Man” accepts the Best Original Score -Golden GLobe Awards-Getty-H 2019
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Taylor Swift also made a surprise appearance as a presenter alongside Idris Elba.

"A theramin score could've ended up being very annoying," said Justin Hurwitz, as he accepted the award for best original score at Sunday night's Golden Globe Awards.

Presenting the award were Idris Elba, whose daughter Isan is this year's Golden Globes Ambassador, and as a surprise guest, Taylor Swift. He complimented her upon taking the stage, telling the singer she was "looking good." 

Fellow nominees in the category included Marco Beltrami for A Quiet Place, Alexandre Desplat for Isle of Dogs, Ludwig Goransson for Black Panther and Marc Shaiman for Mary Poppins Returns.

Winning for his work on the Neil Armstrong biopic First Man, Hurwitz is taking home his third Golden Globe award for composing. He won two previous awards in 2017 for La La Land for best original score and best song for "City of Stars."

Thanking Nick Baxter, who mixed the score for First Man, and John Taylor, who mixed the film, for showing that "great mixers can make a composer look good," he also shared how he was "in awe of how you guys put together something that made First Man so complex."

He also thanked long-time collaborator and director Damien Chazelle for his brilliance and for being someone "whose loyal and touches every detail of our work."

Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg hosted the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards, which took place at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles on Jan. 6. Tune in after the telecast for The Hollywood Reporter and Twitter's official live aftershow.

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