Academy Award for Original Music Score

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The Academy Award for Original Music Score is presented to the best substantial body of music in the form of dramatic underscoring written specifically for the film by the submitting composer.[1]


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Superlatives

These are only for nominations in the Scoring categories. Nominations in other categories, such as the Original Song category, are not included.

Only one composer has won two Scoring Oscars the same year. In 1973, Marvin Hamlisch won Best Original Score for The Way We Were and Best Adaptation Score, for The Sting. Hamlisch also won Best Song that year, making him the only composer to win three music Oscars in the same year.

Only one composer has won Oscars three years in a row. Roger Edens won for Easter Parade (1948), On the Town (1949) and Annie Get Your Gun (1950)

Eight composers have won Oscars two years in a row:

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