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Basque composer Alberto Iglesias enters Oscar race
Iglesias was nominated for the best Original Score for the original score of Marc Foster's The Kite runner. It is his second nomination after the one for the original score for The Constant Gardener.
Basque composer Alberto Iglesias was selected Tuesday among the nominees to the Oscar Awards for the best Original Score for the original score of Marc Foster's The Kite Runner. This nomination come on top of the nomination for the 2006 Oscar awards for the original score for The Constant Gardener.
Based on Khaled Hosseini's literary work and directed by Marc Forster, The kite runner tells the story of Amir, who returns to his homeland in Afghanistan after spending years in California to help his old friend Hassan, whose son is in trouble.
Fellow nominees of Iglesias were Dario Marianelli for Atonement; James Newton Howard, for Michael Clayton; Michael Giacchino, for Ratatouille; and Marco Beltrami por 3:10 to Yuma.
Alberto Iglesias's work was also nominated for the Golden Globes and the Bafta.
He was born in Donostia-San Sebastian (Gipuzkoa), where he learnt to play the piano and studied Harmony and Composition. Iglesias is one of the most significant composers in the Spanish State and has created several original scores for films by Julio Medem and Pedro Almodovar.
The Basque composer is currently working on the original score of two new films for Steven Soderbergh, Guerrilla and The Argentine, based on the character of the Cuban revolutionary leader Ernesto "Che" Guevara. Once finished, he plans to work once again with the Spanish director Pedro Almodovar.
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