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Union Musicians Score at Academy Awards


While the world’s eyes Sunday night were focused on the actors, video clips and red carpet gowns at the 79th Academy Awards show, their ears were being treated to melodies and rhythms—both in the Oscar winning films and live broadcast—of the members of Professional Musicians (AFM) Local 47.

Local 47 members composed and performed on the musical scores of 10 films that received 39 Oscar nominations and won 10 Oscars.

Mychael Danna took home the Best Original Score award for "Life of Pi," recorded on the Newman Scoring Stage at 20th Century Fox with a 77-piece union orchestra. Member Alexandre Desplat composed the music to Bes...