His score for Frost/Nixon was nominated for "Best Original Score" at the Golden Globes Awards, a ceremony which will take place on January, the 11th. 2009.
Also Grammy Awards nominated his score for The Dark Knight (co-composed with James Newton Howard) and Ramin Djawadi's Iron Man in the category "Best Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media".
BEN HUR LIVE is a monumental show, that combines light, water & fire effects on a rink of 2500m² to create a breathtaking historical adventure. Spectacular mass scenes, monumental wide-screen projections and music created by Klaus Badelt accompany and enhance the colorful scenery, with 4000 performers & 100 animals.
"Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard are back in contention for an Oscar nom.
The Music Branch Executive Committee of the Academy reversed its Nov. 10 decision declaring their score for “the Dark Knight” ineligible for the 2008 Academy Awards.
The score was disqualified due to five names being listed as composers on the music cue sheet.
After reviewing information submitted by the affected parties, the committee concluded that two Zimmer and Howard were responsible for the score’s authorship.
Neither nomination ballots nor lists of eligible scores had been distributed so there is no impact on the actual voting process.
Win a signed Gears Of War 2' soundtrack by Steve JABLONSKY ** UPDATED **
Chris KNIGHT, who's fame for having petitioned for the release of the CD of the Transformers score, is now currently running a contest between now and December 18th. He's giving away three copies of GEARS OF WAR 2: THE SOUNDTRACK, signed by Steve Jablonsky himself. To enter, people need to e-mail in a photo of themselves doing their best impersonation of a Gears of War character. The three judged the best will get the signed CDs. Costumes are okay but this is more about persona and *heart*.