Can you believe it’s been a year since The Nice Guys was out in theaters? Shane Black’s 1970s action-comedy starring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling was the buddy film of the summer! And what 1970s-era film wouldn’t be complete without a sizzling and funky soundtrack to boot.
Listen to the score by John Ottman (X-Men: Apocalypse, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) and David Buckley (The Town, TV’s “The Good Wife”) and step into the time machine that is the various artists soundtrack, featuring songs by The Temptations, Kool & the Gang, Earth Wind & Fire, Al Green, Bee Gees, America and more.
We don’t always find out how members of the International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) cast their IFMCA Awards votes, but IFMCA member Ley Bricknell of Filmic has released her picks of the best talent and film/television music releases for 2016 in her own Filmic Music Awards. Among those topping her list are Nicholas Britell (Moonlight) as Breakthrough Composer of the Year and The Nice Guys (John Ottman and David Buckley) for Best Original Score for a Comedy Film. See the breakdown below and the full list at Filmic. Thanks, Ley, and congrats to all the nominees this year! The IFMCA Awards will be held on February 23.
Breakthrough Composer of the Year
Nicholas Britell – Winner
Britell is on the up with scores such as Free State of Jones and Moonlight…
Best Original Score for a Comedy Film
The Nice Guys – John Ottman and David Buckley – Winner
Dad’s Army – Charlie Mole
Tordenskold & Kold – Henrik Skram
Eddie The Eagle – Matthew Margeson
Swiss Army Man
Anyone who can near perfect score a soundtrack to match the scores of the 70’s is OK in my book.
The International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) has announced the nominees for this year’s IFMCA Awards. Nominees include Alexandre Desplat (The Light Between Oceans), Nicholas Britell (Moonlight), Andy Hull and Robert McDowell (Swiss Army Man), John Ottman and David Buckley (The Nice Guys), and Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein (“Stranger Things”). See the breakdown below.
The winners of the 13th IFMCA Awards will be announced on February 23, 2017. See the full list at IFMCA. Congrats to this year’s nominees!
‘The Nice Guys’ Score Album Is Out Now On Lakeshore Records – Download Here: [iTunes]
John Ottman (X-Men: Apocalypse, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) and David Buckley (The Town, TV’s “The Good Wife”) deliver a ’70s-centric score with just the right amount of crime caper-meets-buddy film music that director Shane Black dialed up for The Nice Guys! For the distinguished music aficionado, the soundtrack on CD is now available on Lakeshore Records — order the CD here.
Warner Bros. Pictures presents THE NICE GUYS in theaters now!