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‘RRR’ Song ‘Naatu Naatu’ Beats Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Lady Gaga to Win Golden Globe

“Naatu Naatu,” the Indian Telugu-language song from the action drama RRR, beat out tunes by Rihanna, Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga to win best original song at the 2023 Golden Globes. Composer M. M. Keeravani accepted the honor Tuesday night at the Beverly Hilton. He shares the win with lyricist Chandrabose. “Thank you very much […]

Justin Hurwitz on College Band Days With Damien Chazelle, Finding Musicians on YouTube for ‘Babylon’

Almost two decades ago during his freshman year at Harvard, Justin Hurwitz wanted to form a rock band and heard of an incredible drummer named Damien Chazelle. “Somebody gave me Damien’s phone number,” Hurwitz recalls, “and I called him up cold and asked, ‘Do you want to be in a band?’ And we started a […]

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

Taylor Swift also made a surprise appearance as a presenter alongside Idris Elba.

‘First Man’ Composer Justin Hurwitz on Conducting His First Score

Academy Award-winning composer Justin Hurwitz explained the overall themes he brought to 'First Man.'

“We’re All Trying to Service the Story”: The Composer Roundtable

In the Hollywood Reporter's Composers Roundtable, six score masters— Terence Blanchard, Kris Bowers, Ludwig Göransson, Justin Hurwitz, Marc Shaiman, and Hans Zimmer — open up about long hours of trial and error, the fear of being pigeonholed, racing against deadlines and writing music to express "what words can't."

‘First Man’: Film Review | Venice 2018

Ryan Gosling takes one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind in 'First Man,' Damien Chazelle's account of the first successful manned mission to the moon, also starring Claire Foy.

SXSW: ‘La La Land’ Composer Justin Hurwitz “Terrified” for Hollywood Bowl Concert

Ahead of a concert tour kicking off this spring, the Oscar winner performed some of the jazz music that inspired the film and shared stories about the acclaimed movie.

‘La La Land’ Concert to Debut at Hollywood Bowl

Oscar-winning composer Justin Hurwitz will conduct a 100-piece symphony orchestra, choir and jazz ensemble, accompanying the film's voice recordings with Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling.

Oscars: Justin Hurwitz Wins Best Original Score for ‘La La Land’

"I'm so glad I met you," he tells the film's director, Damien Chazelle, in his speech. He also won best original song.

Oscar Nominee Justin Hurwitz Goes From Men’s Wearhouse to Lanvin in THR’s Tux Clinic

The 'La La Land' composer previously stepped out in an ill-fitting suit with a crooked bowtie — "If you want some comedy, Google me at the Grammys" — but worked with executive style consultant Andrew Weitz to prep for Sunday's Academy Awards.

‘La La Land’ Composer Justin Hurwitz Celebrates the “Great,” “Long Process” Behind the Movie’s Music

“There were so many moving parts, that the challenge was to just keep everything in check and to keep my eye on a million things at the same time," music supervisor Steven Gizicki told THR. "I absolutely loved being part of this film and being part of the firm belief in the vision of what Damien [Chazelle] wanted to do, and going to work every day for the last two years and accomplish that is amazing.”

Composer Roundtable: 6 Contenders on Film Music’s Lack of Women, Working All-Nighters and How They’d Score the Election

Lesley Barber ('Manchester by the Sea'), Nicholas Britell ('Moonlight'), John Debney ('The Jungle Book), Hauschka ('Lion'), Justin Hurwitz ('La La Land') and Hans Zimmer ('Hidden Figures') sat down for a discussion about their work process, the music that inspires them and why they never see their families (even working out of studios in their own homes!).