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Born Howard Leslie Shore on the 18th October 1946 in Toronto, Ontario Canada, he is a composer and conductor best known for film scores. So far he has composed music for more than 80 films, including ‘Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” trilogies, and for the majority of David Cronenberg films. His career started in the late ‘70s.

Have you ever wondered how rich Howard Shore is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Shore’s net worth is as high as $10 million, an amount earned through his long and distinguished musical career.

Howard Shore Net Worth $10 Million

Howard is of Jewish ancestry, the son of Bernice and Mac Shore. From an early age he was interested in music, and he soon learnt to play several instruments. As he got older, his focus on music increased and by the age of 14 he was already a part of several bands. When he was 13 years old, he met and befriended Lorne Michaels, who later became a famous television producer, best known to the world as creator of the variety show “Saturday Night Live”. Howard’s friendship with Lorne was then put to good use, as he created the original theme song and the closing theme for the aforementioned show.

After high school he attended Forest Hill Collegiate Institute, after which he enrolled at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

In the late ‘60s, he joined the jazz fusion band Lighthouse, and stayed in the band until 1972. In 1970 he began collaborating with Lorne Michaels, firstly on the show “The Hart & Lorne Terrific Hour”, which was collaboration with Hart Pomerantz, and then moved on to “Saturday Night Live”. This engagement really boosted Howard’s career, and soon he was composing music for films. His first accomplishment was the score for the thriller film “I Miss You, Hugs and Kisses (Drop Dead, Dearest)” in 1978, starring Elke Sommer, Donald Pilon and Chuck Shamata. After that he struck-up a friendship with director David Cronenberg who used him from all his films from 1979 until the present day, except for “The Dead Zone” (1983). Some of the most successful films with Cronenberg include the action horror “Scanners” (1981), sci-fi horror “The Fly” (1986), thriller horror “Dead Ringers” (1988), the drama “Naked Lunch” (1991, “A History of Violence” (2005), and most recently “Cosmopolis” in 2012. All contributed steadily to Howard’s net worth.

Thanks to the success of Cronenberg’s films in the ‘80s, Howard’s talent was recognized by several other notable directors, and throughout the next decade Howard composed music for numerous successful films, which increased his net worth to a large degree. Some of the directors he worked with include Chris Columbus, Tim Burton, Jonathan Demme, Joel Schumacher, David Fincher, Robert Benton and Tom Hanks as well, while the films included are “Mrs. Doubtfire” (1993), starring Robin Williams, Sally Field and Pierce Brosnan, “Philadelphia” (1993), “The Client” (1994), “Ed Wood” (1994), “Se7en” (1995), starring Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, and Kevin Spacey, and “The Game” (1997), among many others.

Howard started the new millennium successfully, composing the music for Peter Jackson’s fantasy adventure “Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”, based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolien. After the film became a complete success, two more films followed, and Howard was again the lead composer for the next two installments – “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” (2002), and “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” in 2003, receiving Academy Awards and one Golden Globe award for his compositions. Later, Howard and Jackson collaborated again, this time on another Tolkien’s novel-based trilogy “The Hobbit”, which further added to Howard’s net worth.

During the 2000s, Howard also worked on such films as Martin Scorsese’s “Gangs of New York” in 2002, with Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, and Daniel Day-Lewis, then the biopic about Howard Hughes – “Aviator” – in 2004, for which he won a Golden Globe Award. The film’s director was once again Martin Scorsese, and the two worked on several more films in the 2000s and 2010s, such as the Academy Award-winning crime thriller “The Departed” (2006), and Academy Award-winning adventure “Hugo” (2011). In recent years, he worked on Tom McCarthy’s Academy Award-winning crime drama “Spotlight” in 2015, with Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton and Rachel McAdams, and Mick Jackson’s drama “Denial” (2016).

Howard is also an accomplished conductor; starting in 2004 he has toured across the world, performing the “Lord of the Rings: Symphony in Six Movements” with local orchestras. In 2010 he was the conductor of the RSO Vienna (Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra), while back in 2008 he showcased the opera “The Fly”, premiered at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris.

Thanks to the successful career, Howard has received numerous awards and accolades. Apart from Academy Awards and Golden Globes, he has received four Grammy Awards, while in 2008 he was presented with an Honorary Doctorate of Music from Berklee College of Music. Most recently he was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada
Regarding his personal life, Howard has been married to Elizabeth Cotnoir since 1990; the couple has one child together.

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Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gymnasiearbetet: En Introduktion2015Documentary short stock music
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies2014conductor / orchestrator
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug2013conductor / orchestrator
Jimmy P.2013conductor / orchestrator
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey2012conductor / orchestrator
Cosmopolis2012music producer
Hugo2011conductor / orchestrator
A Dangerous Method2011conductor / music adaptation / orchestrator
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse2010conductor / orchestrator
Edge of Darkness2010conductor / orchestrator
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2010TV Series composer - 3 episodes
P.O.V.TV Series documentary music conductor - 1 episode, 2009 music producer - 1 episode, 2009 orchestrator - 1 episode, 2009
Doubt2008/Iconductor / orchestrator
Eastern Promises2007conductor / orchestrator / score producer
A History of Violence2005conductor / orchestrator
The Aviator2004conductor: score / orchestrator: score / score producer
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King2003conductor / orchestrator
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers2002conductor / orchestrator
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring2001conductor / orchestrator
The Score2001conductor / orchestrator
Shadow Magic2000music consultant
The Cell2000conductor / orchestrator
The Yards2000music conductor / music orchestrator
High Fidelity2000conductor / music arranger
Saturday Night Live Christmas1999Video musical director
Dogma1999conductor / music mixer / music orchestrator
eXistenZ1999conductor / orchestrator
Nova1997TV Series documentary composer - 1 episode
The Game1997conductor / orchestrator
Cop Land1997conductor / orchestrator
That Thing You Do!1996conductor: score
Striptease1996conductor
Crash1996conductor / orchestrator
The Truth About Cats & Dogs1996music conductor / music orchestrator
Before and After1996conductor / orchestrator
Looking for Richard1996Documentary conductor
White Man's Burden1995conductor / orchestrator
Nobody's Fool1994conductor / orchestrator
Ed Wood1994conductor - uncredited / orchestrator
The Client1994conductor / orchestrator
Philadelphia1993conductor
Mrs. Doubtfire1993orchestrator
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1993TV Series composer: title theme
M. Butterfly1993conductor / orchestrator
Sliver1993conductor / orchestrator
Dream On1992TV Series composer - 1 episode
Prelude to a Kiss1992conductor
Naked Lunch1991conductor
A Kiss Before Dying1991conductor
Postcards from the Edge1990music supervisor: musical numbers
Quick Change1990composer: additional music / orchestrator
She-Devil1989conductor
Dead Ringers1988conductor
The Best of Dan Aykroyd1986Video musical director
Belizaire the Cajun1986music producer
Saturday Night LiveTV Series musical director - 96 episodes, 1975 - 1980 music producer - 18 episodes, 1985 - 1986 music director - 1 episode, 1975
The Best of John Belushi1985Video musical director
Big Shots in America1985TV Movie composer: theme music
Places in the Heart1984additional music producer
Silkwood1983music coordinator
The Man Who Saw Tomorrow1981performer: Lasers
I Miss You, Hugs and Kisses1978conductor
The Hart & Lorne Terrific Hour1970TV Series musical director

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Spiderannounced
Denial2016/II
Spotlight2015/I
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies2014
Rosewater2014
Maps to the Stars2014
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug2013
Jimmy P.2013
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey2012
Cosmopolis2012
Hugo2011
A Dangerous Method2011
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse2010
Edge of Darkness2010
P.O.V.2009TV Series documentary 1 episode
Doubt2008/I
The Betrayal - Nerakhoon2008Documentary
Eastern Promises2007
Chacun son cinéma ou Ce petit coup au coeur quand la lumière s'éteint et que le film commence2007segment "At the Suicide of the Last Jew in the World in the Last Cinema in the World"
The Last Mimzy2007
The Departed2006
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy: Behind-the-Scenes2006Video short
La opresión2005Short
Lord of the Brush2005TV Movie
A History of Violence2005
The Aviator2004
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King2003
Happy the Man2003TV Movie
The Lord of the Rings Symphony2003
Late Night with Conan O'Brien: 10th Anniversary Special2003TV Special
Gangs of New York2002
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers2002
Spider2002
Panic Room2002
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring2001
The Score2001
Camera2000/IIIShort
The Cell2000
Esther Kahn2000
The Yards2000
High Fidelity2000
Dogma1999
Analyze This1999
eXistenZ1999
Gloria1999
The Game1997
Cop Land1997
That Thing You Do!1996
Striptease1996
Crash1996
The Truth About Cats & Dogs1996
Before and After1996
Looking for Richard1996Documentary
White Man's Burden1995
Moonlight and Valentino1995
Se7en1995
Nobody's Fool1994
Ed Wood1994
The Client1994
Philadelphia1993
Mrs. Doubtfire1993
M. Butterfly1993
Guilty as Sin1993
Sliver1993
Single White Female1992
Prelude to a Kiss1992
Naked Lunch1991
A Kiss Before Dying1991
Scales of Justice1990-1991TV Series 2 episodes
The Silence of the Lambs1991
Made in Milan1990Short documentary
The Local Stigmatic1990
She-Devil1989
The Lemon Sisters1989
An Innocent Man1989
Signs of Life1989
Dead Ringers1988
Big1988
Moving1988
Nadine1987
Heaven1987Documentary
The Fly1986
Fire with Fire1986
After Hours1985
Nothing Lasts Forever1984
The New Show1984TV Series 5 episodes
Videodrome1983
Steve Martin's Best Show Ever1981TV Special
Scanners1981
The Brood1979
I Miss You, Hugs and Kisses1978

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Atop the Fourth Wall2014TV Series 2 episodes
Average Consumer2013TV Series short writer - 1 episode
Journey to the West2013writer: "9PM from 'After Hours'"
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey2012music: "The Valley of Imladris" / producer: "The Valley of Imladris" / writer: "The Valley of Imladris", "Bag End"
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 22012writer: "Mountain"
Nostalgia Critic2012TV Series music - 1 episode
Cosmopolis2012writer: "I Don't Want to Wake Up", "Long to Live"
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 12011writer: "Eclipse All Yours"
Hugo2011arranger: "Tarantella", "Danse Macabre" / music: "Coeur Volant" / performer: "Carinosa"
A Dangerous Method2011"Excerpts from Siegfried"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse2010performer: "Riley", "Compromise/Bella's Theme", "Imprinting", "The Cullens' Plan", "The First Kiss", "Rosalie", "Decisions, Decisions?", "They're Coming Here", "Jasper", "Wolf Scent", "Mountain Peak", "The Battle/Victoria Vs. Edward", "As Easy as Breathing", "Wedding Plans", "Bella's Truck/Florida" - uncredited / writer: "Eclipse All Yours", "Riley" uncredited, "Compromise/Bella's Theme" uncredited, "Imprinting" uncredited, "The Cullens' Plan" uncredited, "The First Kiss" uncredited, "Rosalie" u
Stealing Time2009performer: "Walkin' in a Winter Wonderland"
The Simpsons2007TV Series music - 1 episode
The Last Mimzy2007producer: "Hello I Love You" / writer: "Hello I Love You"
Bhayam2007writer: "The Black Rider" - uncredited
Saturday Night Live: The Best of John Belushi2005TV Special performer: "I'm a King Bee" - uncredited
The Aviator2004arranger: "Symphony No. 6 in B Minor Pathétique Op. 74" 1893
The Flynns Journey to Ireland2004Documentary performer: "Minas Morgul" / writer: "Minas Morgul"
Hell's Kitchen2004TV Series 1 episode
The 76th Annual Academy Awards2004TV Special writer: "Into the West"
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King2003"The Edge of Night" / lyrics: "Into the West" / music: "Into the West"
Gangs of New York2002writer: "Brooklyn Heights"
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers2002music: "Gollum's Song", "Evenstar", "Breath of Life", "Isengard Unleashed", "Farewell to Lorien"
Beat the Devil2002Short arranger: "Main Title" / performer: "Main Title" / writer: "Main Title"
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring2001music: "The Road Goes Ever On" - uncredited / writer: "In Dreams"
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back2001writer: "Mooby Theme Song"
The Score2001producer: "Green Dolphin Street", "You're About To Give In"
Chinese Coffee2000performer: "Better Times", "The Apartment" / writer: "Better Times", "The Apartment"
The Yards2000performer: "Saturn"
Last Night1998/Iwriter: "Piano Four"
Frogs for Snakes1998writer: "Blood on White Shoes"
The Game1997writer: "Room 277"
White Man's Burden1995writer: "Drive-By"
Dream On1992TV Series 1 episode
Nothing Lasts Forever1984writer: "Nothing Lasts Forever"
Saturday Night LiveTV Series performer - 5 episodes, 1975 - 1978 writer - 3 episodes, 1976 - 1977

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
King Kong2005Orchestra Pit Conductor (uncredited)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King2003Drinking Rohan Soldier (uncredited)
Unspeakable2000VideoLucio Crisco
Saturday Night Live1975-1980TV SeriesShelley / Drummer / Deejay / ...

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Transposing the Music2005Video documentary short special thanks
The Theremin2002Video documentary short special thanks
Sexy Beast2000thanks
Dogma1999the director would like to thank: for that sweet Shore score - as Howard

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
SCORE: A Film Music Documentary2016DocumentaryHimself
Live from New York!2015DocumentaryHimself - Featuring
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - The Music of the Hobbit2014Video documentaryHimself
Citizens of Cosmopolis2012Video documentaryHimself
The 84th Annual Academy Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Original Score
IC Places Hollywood2012TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
A Composer's Dream2011Documentary shortHimself
100 Jahre Hollywood - Die Carl Laemmle Story2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live Backstage2011TV Special documentaryHimself
Edge of Darkness: Focus Points2010Video documentary shortHimself
Scoring 'Doubt'2009Video documentary shortHimself
28th Annual Genie Awards2008TV SpecialHimself - Nominee
Tracks2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Acts of Violence2006Video documentaryHimself
Scoring the Silence2006Video documentary shortHimself
The Art of Imagination: A Tribute to Oz2005Video documentaryHimself
Remembering John2005Video documentary shortHimself
Transposing the Music2005Video documentary shortHimself
Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live2005TV Special documentaryHimself
The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards2005TV Special documentaryHimself - Winner: Best Original Score
A Filmmaker's Journey: Making 'The Return of the King'2004Video documentary shortHimself
Creating the Lord of the Rings Symphony: A Composer's Journey Through Middle-Earth2004Video documentary
Music for Middle-Earth2004Video documentary shortHimself
The Passing of an Age2004Video documentary shortHimself
Scoring 'Panic Room'2004Video shortHimself
The 76th Annual Academy Awards2004TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Original Score, Best Original Song
The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards2004TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Original Score & Best Original Song
People Like Us: Making 'Philadelphia'2003Video documentaryHimself
Music for Middle-Earth2003Video documentary shortHimself
The Making of 'The Lord of the Rings'2002Video documentaryHimself
The Theremin2002Video documentary shortHimself
Music for Middle-Earth2002Video documentary shortHimself
The 74th Annual Academy Awards2002TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Original Score
Inside the Labyrinth: The Making of 'The Silence of the Lambs'2001Video documentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live 251999TV Special documentaryHimself - Audience Member (uncredited)
SNL: 25 Years of Music1999TV MovieHimself
Lo + plus1996TV SeriesHimself
Gilda Live1980DocumentaryThe Candy Slice Group (as The Candy Slice Group)
Saturday Night Live1975-1979TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Howard Shore and His Bee Band / Himself - Howard Shore and His Band of Angels / ...

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Saturday Night Live: The Best of John Belushi2005TV SpecialBee Bandleader (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary1989TV SpecialBeekeeper Bandleader (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Vision AwardLocarno International Film Festival
2015Canadian Screen AwardCanadian Screen Awards, CAAchievement in Music - Original ScoreMaps to the Stars (2014)
2014ASCAP AwardASCAP Film and Television Music AwardsTop Box Office FilmsThe Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
2014Cannes Soundtrack AwardCannes Film FestivalMaps to the Stars (2014)
2014HMMA AwardHollywood Music In Media Awards (HMMA)Best Original Score - Sci-Fi/Fantasy FilmThe Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
2013ASCAP AwardASCAP Film and Television Music AwardsTop Box Office FilmsThe Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
2013Canadian Screen AwardCanadian Screen Awards, CAAchievement in Music - Original ScoreCosmopolis (2012)
2013Canadian Screen AwardCanadian Screen Awards, CAAchievement in Music - Original SongCosmopolis (2012)· Emily Haines
· James Shaw
2012ASCAP AwardASCAP Film and Television Music AwardsTop Box Office FilmsHugo (2011)
2012GenieGenie AwardsBest Achievement in Music - Original ScoreA Dangerous Method (2011)
2012Frederick Loewe Award for Film ComposingPalm Springs International Film FestivalHugo (2011)
2008GenieGenie AwardsBest Achievement in Music - Original ScoreEastern Promises (2007)
2007ASCAP AwardASCAP Film and Television Music AwardsTop Box Office FilmsThe Departed (2006)
2005Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Original Score - Motion PictureThe Aviator (2004)
2005ASCAP AwardASCAP Film and Television Music AwardsMost Performed Themes
2005Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest ComposerThe Aviator (2004)
2005GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual MediaThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)· John Kurlander (engineer/mixer)
2005GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual MediaThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)· Annie Lennox
· Fran Walsh
2005IFMCA AwardInternational Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA)Best Original Score for a Horror/Thriller FilmA History of Violence (2005)
2005IFMCA AwardInternational Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA)Best New Release/Re-Release/Re-Recording of an Existing ScoreThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)· Peter Jackson (album produced by)
· Fran Walsh (album produced by)
· Paul Broucek (album produced by)
2005Career Achievement AwardNational Board of Review, USAFor excellence in film music composition.
2005Frederick Loewe Award for Film ComposingPalm Springs International Film Festival
2004Seattle Film Critics AwardSeattle Film Critics AwardsBest MusicThe Aviator (2004)
2004OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original ScoreThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original SongThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)· Fran Walsh
· Annie Lennox
2004Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Original Score - Motion PictureThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Original Song - Motion PictureThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)· Fran Walsh
· Annie Lennox
2004Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest MusicThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004ASCAP AwardASCAP Film and Television Music AwardsTop Box Office FilmsThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004ASCAP AwardASCAP Film and Television Music AwardsMost Performed Themes
2004Henry Mancini AwardASCAP Film and Television Music Awards
2004Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest ComposerThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Original ScoreThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Original ScoreThe Aviator (2004)
2004Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsOriginal ScoreThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual MediaThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)· John Kurlander (engineer)
· Peter Cobbin (engineer/mixer)
2004ICS AwardInternational Cinephile Society AwardsBest Original ScoreThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004IFMCA AwardInternational Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA)Best Original Score for a Drama FilmThe Aviator (2004)
2004IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Best Original Score (Miglior colonna sonora originale)The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004Sierra AwardLas Vegas Film Critics Society AwardsBest ScoreThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Music, Original ScoreThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Music, Original SongThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)· Fran Walsh (lyrics by)
· Annie Lennox (music, lyrics, and performed by)
2004OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest Original ScoreThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Original ScoreThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2003SFX AwardSFX Awards, UKBest SF or Fantasy Film MusicThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2003ASCAP AwardASCAP Film and Television Music AwardsTop Box Office FilmsThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2003ASCAP AwardASCAP Film and Television Music AwardsMost Performed Themes
2003ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Original ScoreThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2003GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual MediaThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)· John Kurlander (engineer/mixer)
2003Hollywood Film AwardHollywood Film AwardsOutstanding Achievement in Music in Film
2003IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Best Original Score (Miglior colonna sonora originale)The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2003PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Original SongThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)· Fran Walsh
2002World Soundtrack AwardWorld Soundtrack AwardsBest Original Soundtrack of the YearThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2002Public Choice AwardWorld Soundtrack AwardsThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2002OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original ScoreThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2002ASCAP AwardASCAP Film and Television Music AwardsMost Performed Theme
2002ASCAP AwardASCAP Film and Television Music AwardsTop Box Office FilmsThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2002ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Original ScoreThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2002Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest ComposerThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2002CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Original ScoreThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2002Georges Delerue PrizeGhent International Film FestivalSpider (2002)
2002Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBest Music in a MovieThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2002Sierra AwardLas Vegas Film Critics Society AwardsBest ScoreThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2002OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Music, Original ScoreThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2002PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Original ScoreThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2001ASCAP AwardASCAP Film and Television Music AwardsMost Performed Theme
2001ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Original ScoreThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2001LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest MusicThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2000ASCAP AwardASCAP Film and Television Music AwardsMost Performed Theme
2000ASCAP AwardASCAP Film and Television Music AwardsTop Box Office FilmsAnalyze This (1999)
1996ASCAP AwardASCAP Film and Television Music AwardsTop Box Office FilmsSe7en (1995)
1995Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest MusicEd Wood (1994)
1995ASCAP AwardASCAP Film and Television Music AwardsTop Box Office FilmsThe Client (1994)
1995ASCAP AwardASCAP Film and Television Music AwardsTop Box Office FilmsPhiladelphia (1993)
1994ASCAP AwardASCAP Film and Television Music AwardsTop Box Office FilmsMrs. Doubtfire (1993)
1994Below-The-Line AwardGotham Awards
1994LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest MusicEd Wood (1994)
1992ASCAP AwardASCAP Film and Television Music AwardsTop Box Office FilmsThe Silence of the Lambs (1991)
1989ASCAP AwardASCAP Film and Television Music AwardsTop Box Office FilmsBig (1988)
1989GenieGenie AwardsBest Music ScoreDead Ringers (1988)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest ScoreSpotlight (2015)
2015Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Film MusicThe Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
2015DFCS AwardDenver Film Critics SocietyBest Original ScoreSpotlight (2015)
2015PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Original ScoreSpotlight (2015)
2015Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Original ScoreSpotlight (2015)
2014Public Choice AwardWorld Soundtrack AwardsThe Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
2014Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest MusicThe Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
2014CinEuphoriaCinEuphoria AwardsBest Original Music - International CompetitionThe Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
2014IFMCA AwardInternational Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA)Best Original Score for a Fantasy/Science Fiction/Horror FilmThe Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
2013SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest MusicThe Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
2013World Soundtrack AwardWorld Soundtrack AwardsBest Original Film Score of the YearThe Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
2013Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest MusicThe Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
2013COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest ScoreThe Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
2013DFCS AwardDenver Film Critics SocietyBest Original ScoreThe Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
2013GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Score Soundtrack for Visual MediaHugo (2011)
2013IFMCA AwardInternational Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA)Film Score of the YearThe Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
2013IFMCA AwardInternational Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA)Best Original Score for a Fantasy/Science Fiction/Horror FilmThe Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
2013IFMCA AwardInternational Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA)Film Music Composition of the YearThe Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
2013PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Original ScoreThe Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
2012WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest ScoreThe Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
2012World Soundtrack AwardWorld Soundtrack AwardsBest Original Soundtrack of the YearHugo (2011)
2012World Soundtrack AwardWorld Soundtrack AwardsSoundtrack Composer of the YearA Dangerous Method (2011)
2012OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original ScoreHugo (2011)
2012Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Original Score - Motion PictureHugo (2011)
2012Anthony Asquith Award for Film MusicBAFTA AwardsHugo (2011)
2012Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest MusicHugo (2011)
2012Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest ScoreHugo (2011)
2012COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest ScoreHugo (2011)
2012Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsOriginal ScoreHugo (2011)
2012Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsOriginal ScoreHugo (2011)
2012HMMA AwardHollywood Music In Media Awards (HMMA)Best Original Score - Feature FilmThe Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
2012IFMCA AwardInternational Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA)Film Score of the YearThe Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
2012IFMCA AwardInternational Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA)Best Original Score for a Fantasy/Science Fiction/Horror FilmThe Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
2012OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Music, Original ScoreHugo (2011)
2011WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest ScoreHugo (2011)
2011CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Original ScoreHugo (2011)
2011IFMCA AwardInternational Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA)Film Score of the YearHugo (2011)
2011IFMCA AwardInternational Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA)Best Original Score for a Fantasy/Science Fiction/Horror FilmHugo (2011)
2011IFMCA AwardInternational Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA)Best Archival Re-Recording of an Existing ScoreThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)· Ludwig Wicki (conducted and liner notes by)
· Jonathan Schultz (album produced by)
· Alan Frey (album art direction by)
2011SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest ScoreHugo (2011)
2010Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Original SongThe Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)· Emily Haines (writer)
· Metric (performer)
2009IFMCA AwardInternational Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA)Best Film Music Compilation Album or Box Set· Jonathan Schultz (album produced by)
2008Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Original Score - Motion PictureEastern Promises (2007)
2008GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual MediaThe Departed (2006)
2007Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest ComposerThe Departed (2006)
2007IFMCA AwardInternational Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA)Best Original Score for a Drama FilmEastern Promises (2007)
2007IFMCA AwardInternational Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA)Best New Release/Re-Release/Re-Recording of an Existing ScoreThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)· Peter Jackson (album produced by)
· Fran Walsh (album produced by)
· Paul Broucek (album produced by)
· Doug Adams (liner notes by)
2007OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Music, Original ScoreThe Departed (2006)
2007Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Original ScoreEastern Promises (2007)
2006ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Original ScoreThe Departed (2006)
2006GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual MediaThe Aviator (2004)
2006IFMCA AwardInternational Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA)Best Original Score for a Drama FilmThe Departed (2006)
2005Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Original ScoreThe Aviator (2004)
2005World Soundtrack AwardWorld Soundtrack AwardsSoundtrack Composer of the YearThe Aviator (2004)
2005World Soundtrack AwardWorld Soundtrack AwardsBest Original Soundtrack of the YearThe Aviator (2004)
2005Anthony Asquith Award for Film MusicBAFTA AwardsThe Aviator (2004)
2005ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Original ScoreA History of Violence (2005)
2005Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsOriginal ScoreThe Aviator (2004)
2005OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Music, Original ScoreThe Aviator (2004)
2005OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest Original ScoreThe Aviator (2004)
2004Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Original ScoreThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004World Soundtrack AwardWorld Soundtrack AwardsBest Original Song Written for FilmThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)· Annie Lennox (music/lyrics/performer)
· Fran Walsh (music/lyrics)
2004Anthony Asquith Award for Film MusicBAFTA AwardsThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Original ScoreThe Aviator (2004)
2004COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest ScoreThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004Chainsaw AwardFangoria Chainsaw AwardsBest ScoreSpider (2002)
2004Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsOriginal SongThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)· Annie Lennox
· Fran Walsh
2004IFMCA AwardInternational Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA)Film Score of the YearThe Aviator (2004)
2003World Soundtrack AwardWorld Soundtrack AwardsSoundtrack Composer of the YearGangs of New York (2002)
2003World Soundtrack AwardWorld Soundtrack AwardsBest Original Soundtrack of the YearGangs of New York (2002)
2003World Soundtrack AwardWorld Soundtrack AwardsBest Original Song Written for a FilmThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)· Fran Walsh (lyricist)
· Janet Roddick (lyricist)
· David Donaldson (lyricist)
· Steve Roche (lyricist)
· David Long (lyricist)
· Emiliana Torrini (performer)
2003Anthony Asquith Award for Film MusicBAFTA AwardsGangs of New York (2002)
2003Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest MusicThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2003Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest ComposerThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2003CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Original ScoreThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2003Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsOriginal ScoreThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2003Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsOriginal SongThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)· Fran Walsh
2003IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Best Original Score (Miglior colonna sonora originale)Gangs of New York (2002)
2003OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Music, Original ScoreThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2003OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Music, Original SongThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)· Fran Walsh (lyrics by)
· Emiliana Torrini (performed by)
2003OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest Original ScoreThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2003PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Original ScoreThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2002World Soundtrack AwardWorld Soundtrack AwardsSoundtrack Composer of the YearThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2002Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Original Score - Motion PictureThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2002Anthony Asquith Award for Film MusicBAFTA AwardsThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2002Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest MusicThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2002AFI AwardAFI Awards, USAComposer of the YearThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2002OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest Original ScoreThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
1997CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Original ScoreThat Thing You Do! (1996)
1996Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest MusicSe7en (1995)
1996GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for TelevisionEd Wood (1994)
1994ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Original ScoreEd Wood (1994)
1992BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Original Film ScoreThe Silence of the Lambs (1991)
1992Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest MusicThe Silence of the Lambs (1991)
1992GenieGenie AwardsBest Music ScoreNaked Lunch (1991)
1990Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest MusicDead Ringers (1988)
1987Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest MusicThe Fly (1986)
1980GenieGenie AwardsBest Music ScoreThe Brood (1979)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016IFC AwardIowa Film Critics AwardsBest Original ScoreSpotlight (2015)
2011IFJA AwardIndiana Film Journalists Association, USBest Musical ScoreHugo (2011)
2001Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBest Music in a MovieThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
1995LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest MusicSe7en (1995)
1991LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest MusicThe Silence of the Lambs (1991)


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#Fact
1Has composed the scores for four Academy Award Best Picture winners: The Silence of the Lambs (1991), The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), The Departed (2006) and Spotlight (2015).
2Was inspired by Richard Wagner; in particular his Ring of the Nibelung cycle of operas; in composing his scores for the Lord of the Rings films. One exception to this was the Shelob's Lair scene from The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), in which Peter Jackson told him to "go off and pretend you're making another movie for David Cronenberg. This should sound like The Fly (1986)!".
3In 2004, a new rule for the Academy Awards that disallowed film scores, which contained work from previous films resulted in the score to The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) being ineligible for submission to the Academy. The new rule proved very unpopular with both Academy members and the general public - and had it been present in years past, would have invalidated many other nominated scores, such as the "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones" sequels. Because of the debacle, the Academy returned to its original position for future years' films.
4James Woods, star of Videodrome (1983), described him as "the Bernard Herrmann of the synthesizer".
5Oscar winners Shore (score) and Michael Semanick (sound re-recording mixer) have cameos as Rohan Guards in the extended edition DVD of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). They join in the victory celebration at the Golden Hall and are prominent in the scenes featuring Legolas and Gimli's drinking game. They are the two guards right behind Legolas the elf. (Chapter 5, "Return to Edoras").
6Attended Berklee College of Music, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
7He and Danny Elfman have both formed hit bands (The Blues Brothers and Oingo Boingo, respectively). Both scored a film for Tim Burton (Shore scored Ed Wood (1994) and Elfman has scored numerous Burton films). Both scored a film for Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Frighteners (1996), respectively). Finally, both scored a Hannibal Lecter film (The Silence of the Lambs (1991) and Red Dragon (2002), respectively).
8Helped Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi to organize the first incarnation of the Blues Brothers Band.
9Coordinated with Hollywood Bowl conductor John Mauceri for national performances of his "The Lord of the Rings Symphony" in six movements.
10Has scored two of the three sequels that have won Best Picture. The first was The Silence of the Lambs (1991), the sequel to Manhunter (1986). The second was The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), the final film in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings, (2001-2003) trilogy.
11Since 1979, he has scored all but one (The Dead Zone (1983)) of director David Cronenberg's theatrical films. Cronenberg is also from Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
12Uncle of composer Ryan Shore.
13Was the first Musical Director of the original incarnation of the band from Saturday Night Live (1975). Shore and future SNL producer Lorne Michaels first met as teenagers at summer camp in Canada, where they put on shows, including their own musical/comedy show called 'The Fast Show'.
14Was a member of the horn section in the Canadian band Lighthouse in the early 1970s.


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#Trademark
1Heavy use of violins and choirs.
2Dark, ominous themes
3Often works with directors David Cronenberg and Peter Jackson

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