Giacchino wins his first Oscar for 'Up'
News 08 Mar 2010
Michael Giacchino won his first Academy Award last night. The Oscar for 'Best Original Score' went to his widely acclaimed score for the Pixar hit Up, a score that previously has been awarded the Golden Globe, the BAFTA and a Grammy among many other honours. Giacchino spoke about the dream coming true in his acceptance speech, saying to the "kid out there who do not have a support system" that "if you want to be creative, go out there and do it. It is not a waste of time." In 2004 Giacchino was named 'Discovery Of The Year' at The World Soundtrack Awards for his score for another Pixar movie The Incredibles.
Ryan Bingham and T. Bone Burnett took home the 'Best Original Song' Oscar with "The Weary Kind" from Crazy Heart. The score from the same film was never in competition as it had been ruled ineligible. During the Oscar show, the original score nominees (Up by Giacchino and Avatar by James Horner, Fantastic Mr. Fox by Alexandre Desplat, The Hurt Locker by Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders, and Sherlock Holmes by Hans Zimmer) were presented through choreography, and veteran Hollywood and Broadway composer Marc Shaiman directed the orchestra with great spirit.