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The Saturn Award for Best Music is an award presented by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films to the best music in film.

Saturn Award for Best Music
Awarded forBest composition of an original score for a genre film of the year
CountryUnited States
Presented byAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films
First awarded1973
Currently held byMarc Shaiman for Mary Poppins Returns (2019)
Websitewww.saturnawards.org

John Williams holds the record of the most wins with eight, including a double win due to a tie in 1977.

Winners and nomineesEdit

1970sEdit

Year Composer Motion Picture
1973
(2nd)
Bernard Herrmann (for his career)
1974/75
(3rd)
Miklós Rózsa (for his career)
1976
(4th)
David Raksin (for his career)
1977
(5th)
John Williams Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Star Wars
1978
(6th)
Superman
Paul Giovanni The Wicker Man
Jerry Goldsmith The Boys from Brazil
Magic
Dave Grusin Heaven Can Wait
1979
(7th)
Miklós Rózsa Time After Time
John Barry The Black Hole
Jerry Goldsmith Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Ken Thorne Arabian Adventure
Paul Williams The Muppet Movie

1980sEdit

Year Composer Motion Picture
1980
(8th)
John Barry Somewhere in Time
Béla Bartók (posthumous nomination) The Shining
Pino Donaggio Dressed to Kill
Maurice Jarre Resurrection
John Williams The Empire Strikes Back
1981
(9th)
John Williams Raiders of the Lost Ark
Jerry Goldsmith Outland
Laurence Rosenthal Clash of the Titans
Ken Thorne Superman II
Colin Towns Full Circle
1982
(10th)
John Williams E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Jerry Goldsmith Poltergeist
Basil Poledouris Conan the Barbarian
Ken Thorne The House Where Evil Dwells
David Whitaker The Sword and the Sorcerer
1983
(11th)
James Horner Brainstorm
Charles Bernstein The Entity
James Horner Krull
Something Wicked This Way Comes
John Williams Return of the Jedi
1984
(12th)
Jerry Goldsmith Gremlins
Ralph Burns The Muppets Take Manhattan
Michel Colombier Purple Rain
Brad Fiedel The Terminator
Giorgio Moroder and Klaus Doldinger The NeverEnding Story
1985
(13th)
Bruce Broughton Young Sherlock Holmes
James Horner Cocoon
Maurice Jarre The Bride
Andrew Powell Ladyhawke
Alan Silvestri Back to the Future
1986
(14th)
Alan Menken Little Shop of Horrors
John Carpenter Big Trouble in Little China
Jerry Goldsmith Link
James Horner An American Tail
Howard Shore The Fly
1987
(15th)
Alan Silvestri Predator
Bruce Broughton The Monster Squad
John Carpenter Prince of Darkness
J. Peter Robinson Return of the Living Dead Part II
John Williams The Witches of Eastwick
Christopher Young Hellraiser
1988
(16th)
Christopher Young Hellbound: Hellraiser II
John Carpenter and Alan Howarth They Live
Danny Elfman Beetlejuice
Michael Hoenig The Blob
John Massari Killer Klowns from Outer Space
Howard Shore Dead Ringers
Alan Silvestri Who Framed Roger Rabbit
1989/90
(17th)
Alan Silvestri Back to the Future Part III
Simon Boswell Santa Sangre
Jerry Goldsmith Gremlins 2: The New Batch
Total Recall
James Horner Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
Jack Hues The Guardian
Maurice Jarre Ghost
Stanley Myers The Witches
Alan Silvestri The Abyss
Christopher Young The Fly II

1990sEdit

Year Composer Motion Picture
1991
(18th)
Loek Dikker Body Parts
Steve Bartek Guilty as Charged
Danny Elfman Edward Scissorhands
Jerry Goldsmith Sleeping with the Enemy
Warlock
Howard Shore The Silence of the Lambs
1992
(19th)
Angelo Badalamenti Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
Jerry Goldsmith Basic Instinct
Wojciech Kilar Bram Stoker's Dracula
Alan Menken Aladdin
Beauty and the Beast
Alan Silvestri Death Becomes Her
Hans Zimmer and Trevor Horn Toys
1993
(20th)
Danny Elfman The Nightmare Before Christmas
Mark Isham Fire in the Sky
Graeme Revell Hard Target
Marc Shaiman Addams Family Values
Heart and Souls
John Williams Jurassic Park
Christopher Young The Vagrant
1994
(21st)
Howard Shore Ed Wood
Patrick Doyle Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
Elliot Goldenthal Interview with the Vampire
Jerry Goldsmith The Shadow
J. Peter Robinson Wes Craven's New Nightmare
Alan Silvestri Forrest Gump
1995
(22nd)
John Ottman The Usual Suspects
Danny Elfman Dolores Claiborne
James Horner Braveheart
Howard Shore Seven
Christopher Young Copycat
Hans Zimmer Crimson Tide
1996
(23rd)
Danny Elfman Mars Attacks!
David Arnold Independence Day
Randy Edelman Dragonheart
Danny Elfman The Frighteners
Nick Glennie-Smith, Hans Zimmer and Harry Gregson-Williams The Rock
Jerry Goldsmith Star Trek: First Contact
1997
(24th)
Danny Elfman Men in Black
David Arnold Tomorrow Never Dies
Michael Nyman Gattaca
John Powell Face/Off
Alan Silvestri Contact
Joseph Vitarelli Commandments
1998
(25th)
John Carpenter Vampires
George S. Clinton Wild Things
George Fenton Ever After
Thomas Newman Meet Joe Black
Trevor Rabin Armageddon
Hans Zimmer The Prince of Egypt
1999
(26th)
Danny Elfman Sleepy Hollow
Jerry Goldsmith The Mummy
David Newman Galaxy Quest
Randy Newman Toy Story 2
Thomas Newman The Green Mile
Michael Nyman and Damon Albarn Ravenous

2000sEdit

Year Composer Motion Picture
2000
(27th)
James Horner How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Tan Dun and Yo-Yo Ma Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Jerry Goldsmith Hollow Man
James Newton Howard Dinosaur
Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard Gladiator
Hans Zimmer and John Powell The Road to El Dorado
2001
(28th)
John Williams A.I. Artificial Intelligence
Angelo Badalamenti Mulholland Drive
Joseph LoDuca Brotherhood of the Wolf
John Powell and Harry Gregson-Williams Shrek
Howard Shore The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Nancy Wilson Vanilla Sky
2002
(29th)
Danny Elfman Spider-Man
Reinhold Heil and Johnny Klimek One Hour Photo
Joe Hisaishi Spirited Away
Howard Shore The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
John Williams Minority Report
Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones
2003
(30th)
Howard Shore The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Klaus Badelt Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Danny Elfman Hulk
Jerry Goldsmith Looney Tunes: Back in Action
Thomas Newman Finding Nemo
John Ottman X2
2004
(31st)
Alan Silvestri Van Helsing
Danny Elfman Spider-Man 2
Michael Giacchino The Incredibles
Edward Shearmur Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
Alan Silvestri The Polar Express
John Williams Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
2005
(32nd)
John Williams Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
Patrick Doyle Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Danny Elfman Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmer Batman Begins
John Ottman Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
John Williams War of the Worlds
2006
(33rd)
John Ottman Superman Returns
David Arnold Casino Royale
Douglas Pipes Monster House
John Powell X-Men: The Last Stand
Trevor Rabin Flyboys
Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek and Reinhold Heil Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
2007
(34th)
Alan Menken Enchanted
Tyler Bates 300
Jonny Greenwood There Will Be Blood
Nicholas Hooper Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Mark Mancina August Rush
John Powell The Bourne Ultimatum
2008
(35th)
James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmer The Dark Knight
Alexandre Desplat The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Ramin Djawadi Iron Man
Clint Eastwood Changeling
John Ottman Valkyrie
John Powell Jumper
2009
(36th)
James Horner Avatar
Brian Eno The Lovely Bones
Michael Giacchino Up
Taro Iwashiro Red Cliff
Christopher Young Drag Me to Hell
Hans Zimmer Sherlock Holmes

2010sEdit

Year Composer Motion Picture
2010
(37th)
Hans Zimmer Inception
Clint Eastwood Hereafter
Michael Giacchino Let Me In
Gottfried Huppertz (posthumous nomination) The Complete Metropolis
John Powell How to Train Your Dragon
Daft Punk Tron: Legacy
2011
(38th)
Michael Giacchino Super 8
Michael Giacchino Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
Howard Shore Hugo
Alan Silvestri Captain America: The First Avenger
John Williams The Adventures of Tintin
War Horse
2012
(39th)
Danny Elfman Frankenweenie
Mychael Danna Life of Pi
Dario Marianelli Anna Karenina
Thomas Newman Skyfall
Howard Shore The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Hans Zimmer The Dark Knight Rises
2013
(40th)
Frank Ilfman Big Bad Wolves
Danny Elfman Oz the Great and Powerful
Howard Shore The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Brian Tyler Iron Man 3
Now You See Me
John Williams The Book Thief
2014
(41st)
Hans Zimmer Interstellar
Alexandre Desplat Godzilla
Michael Giacchino Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Henry Jackman Captain America: The Winter Soldier
John Powell How to Train Your Dragon 2
Howard Shore The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
2015
(42nd)
John Williams Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Tom Holkenborg Mad Max: Fury Road
Jóhann Jóhannsson Sicario
M. M. Keeravani Baahubali: The Beginning
Ennio Morricone The Hateful Eight
Fernando Velázquez Crimson Peak
2016
(43rd)
Justin Hurwitz La La Land
Michael Giacchino Doctor Strange
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
James Newton Howard Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Thomas Newman Passengers
John Williams The BFG
2017
(44th)
Michael Giacchino Coco
Carter Burwell Wonderstruck
John Debney and Joseph Trapanese The Greatest Showman
Alexandre Desplat The Shape of Water
Ludwig Göransson Black Panther
John Williams Star Wars: The Last Jedi
2018
(45th)
Marc Shaiman Mary Poppins Returns
Danny Elfman Dumbo
Bear McCreary Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Alan Menken Aladdin
Alan Silvestri Avengers: Endgame
Ready Player One

Multiple nominationsEdit

21 nominations
  • John Williams
17 nominations
  • Jerry Goldsmith
15 nominations
  • Danny Elfman
13 nominations
  • Alan Silvestri
12 nominations
  • Howard Shore
  • Hans Zimmer
9 nominations
  • Michael Giacchino
  • James Horner
8 nominations
  • John Powell
6 nominations
  • Christopher Young
5 nominations
  • Alan Menken
  • Thomas Newman
  • John Ottman
4 nominations
  • John Carpenter
  • James Newton Howard
3 nominations
  • David Arnold
  • Alexandre Desplat
  • Maurice Jarre
  • Marc Shaiman
  • Ken Thorne
2 nominations
  • Angelo Badalamenti
  • John Barry
  • Bruce Broughton
  • Patrick Doyle
  • Clint Eastwood
  • Harry Gregson-Williams
  • Reinhold Heil
  • Johnny Klimek
  • Michael Nyman
  • Trevor Rabin
  • J. Peter Robinson
  • Miklós Rósza
  • Brian Tyler

Multiple winsEdit

8 awards
  • John Williams
6 awards
  • Danny Elfman
3 awards
  • James Horner
  • Alan Silvestri
  • Hans Zimmer
2 awards
  • Michael Giacchino
  • Alan Menken
  • John Ottman
  • Miklós Rózsa
  • Howard Shore

External linksEdit