Hans Zimmer Named Recipient of Max Steiner Film Music Achievement Award at Hollywood in Vienna

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Hans Zimmer

The gala, which will be broadcast in more than 35 countries, will include performances of some of Zimmer’s more memorable film compositions with new orchestral arrangements written by the Academy Award winner.

Hans Zimmer will receive the Max Steiner Film Achievement Award during the annual Hollywood in Vienna gala on Oct. 19.

The gala, which will be broadcast in more than 35 countries, will include performances of some of Zimmer’s more memorable film compositions with new orchestral arrangements written by the Academy Award winner.

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Max Steiner Award, bestowed by the City of Vienna in recognition of exceptional achievement in film music. Past recipients include Lalo Schifrin, John Barry, Randy Newman, Alexandre Desplat, James Newton Howard and Danny Elfman.

Zimmer has scored more than 150 projects, including Dunkirk, Driving Miss Daisy, The Dark Knight, The Lion King, Gladiator, The Thin Red Line, Rain Man, Inception and Thelma and Louise.

Last summer, he completed a critically acclaimed tour across Europe and the U.S. that included a stop at Coachella.

The gala is the centerpiece of Hollywood in Vienna, founded in 2007 by Sandra Tomek.

This story first appeared on Billboard.com