BAFTA Award for Best Film Music

The Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music (or BAFTA Award for Best Film Music) is an annual award given by British Academy of Film and Television Arts. With seven wins out of sixteen nominations, John Williams is both the most nominated and most awarded in this category. Ennio Morricone is the only composer to win in consecutive years; for The Mission in 1986 and The Untouchables in 1987. Morricone also has the highest "perfect score", with six wins from six nominations.


1968: The Lion in Winter John Barry

1969: Z Mikis Theodorakis


1970: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Burt Bacharach

1971: Summer of '42 Michel Legrand

1972: The Godfather Nino Rota

1973: O Lucky Man! Alan Price

1974: Murder on the Orient Express Richard Rodney Bennett

1975: Jaws John Williams and The Towering Inferno John Williams

1976: Taxi Driver Bernard Herrmann

1977: A Bridge Too Far John Addison

1978: Star Wars John Williams

1979: Days of Heaven Ennio Morricone


1980: The Empire Strikes Back John Williams

1981: The French Lieutenant's Woman Carl Davis

1982: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial John Williams

1983: Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence Ryuichi Sakamoto

1984: Once Upon a Time in America Ennio Morricone

1985: Witness Maurice Jarre

1986: The Mission Ennio Morricone

1987: The Untouchables Ennio Morricone

1988: Empire of the Sun John Williams

1989: Dead Poets Society Maurice Jarre


1990: Cinema Paradiso Andrea and Ennio Morricone

1991: Cyrano de Bergerac Jean-Claude Petit

1992: Strictly Ballroom David Hirschfelder

Best Score
1993: Schindler's List John Williams

Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music
1994: Backbeat Don Was

1995: The Postman (Il postino) Luis Enríquez Bacalov

1996: The English Patient Gabriel Yared

1997: Romeo + Juliet Nellee Hooper, Craig Armstrong and Marius De Vries

1998: Elizabeth David Hirschfelder

1999: American Beauty Thomas Newman


2000: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Wo hu cang long) Tan Dun

2001: Moulin Rouge! Craig Armstrong and Marius De Vries

2002: The Hours Philip Glass

2003: Cold Mountain T-Bone Burnett and Gabriel Yared

2004: The Motorcycle Diaries (Diarios de motocicleta) Gustavo Santaolalla

2005: Memoirs of a Geisha John Williams

2006: Babel Gustavo Santaolalla

2007: La Vie en Rose (La môme) Christopher Gunning

2008: Slumdog Millionaire A. R. Rahman

2009: Up Michael Giacchino


2010: The King's Speech Alexandre Desplat

2011: The Artist Ludovic Bource

2012: Skyfall Thomas Newman

2013: Gravity Steven Price

2014: The Grand Budapest Hotel Alexandre Desplat

2015: The Hateful Eight Ennio Morricone

See also

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