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Oscar nominations 2015: Composer Alexandre Desplat scores twice

Oscar nominations 2015: Composer Alexandre Desplat scores twice

The prolific French composer Alexandre Desplat has vied for Oscar gold against some imposing names over the course of his career, including John Williams, A.R. Rahman, Thomas Newman and Danny Elfman. This year he faces a formidable new rival: himself. With his work on "The Imitation Game" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel," Desplat garnered his seventh and eighth Academy Award nominations for original score Thursday morning. "Getting a nomination is such a surprise, an anomaly," Desplat, 53, said on the phone from Los Angeles. "Getting two, it's almost embarrassing! I immediately thought of my wonderful directors, who I have to share with, Wes Anderson...

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