Avatar Nominated For Best Original Score Oscar

Film composer James Horner was nominated yesterday for an Academy Award in the "Music (Original Score)" category, honoring his extraordinary contribution to Twentieth Century Fox's international blockbuster, Avatar.

"AVATAR: MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE," the official score album companion to Oscar-winning filmmaker James Cameron's epic adventure, is available now in stores and at all leading DSPs.

"AVATAR: MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE" was composed and conducted by James Horner and recently received two Golden Globe nominations for "Best Original Song - Motion Picture" and "Best Original Score," as well as a BAFTA nomination. The album also features the aforementioned Golden Globe-nominated end title song, "I See You (Theme From Avatar)" performed by multiple Grammy Award-nominated singer Leona Lewis with lyrics by Simon Franglen, Kuk Harrell and James Horner and Music by James Horner and Simon Franglen, the same team behind Titanic's Academy-Award winning score and theme song, "My Heart Will Go On."

"I See You (Theme From Avatar)" is now at AC radio outlets nationwide. What's more, the "I See You" companion video - directed by Jake Nava (Beyoncé, Britney Spears, Shakira) - has recently been upped to "Medium" rotation at VH1, where it is also in contention for the network's VH1 Top 20 Countdown.

James Horner is among the world's most prolific and celebrated film composers. He has earned two Academy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards for his music from James Cameron's Titanic (one for Best Original Score and one for the Best Original Song "My Heart Will Go On"), eight additional Academy Award nominations, eight additional Golden Globe nominations, and has won six Grammy awards, including Song of the Year in both 1987 (for "Somewhere Out There") and 1998 (for "My Heart Will Go On").

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