Oscar Nomination for Mr Turner Score
Film fans may not be quite as familiar with the name Gary Yershon as acting stars Eddie Redmayne or Benedict Cumberbatch. Yet come Sunday, they will all share the same red carpet, part of the contingent of British talent all vying for the iconic golden statuette at the Oscars.
While the actors may be in the early stages of their careers, Mr Yershon has been composing scores – largely for the theatre – for four decades. It is his first Oscar nomination and left him flabbergasted.
“I am very, very honoured,” he said of being shortlisted in the best score category for his work on Mr Turner – a film that was controversially overlooked in the Best Actor category despite critical plaudits for its star, Timothy Spall, but could yet prove victorious in other fields. It is the 60-year-old Mr Yershon’s fourth film, all of them directed by Mike Leigh. And since touching down in Los Angeles on Tuesday, he has experienced for the first time the relentless building of Oscar buzz with a “well-paced crescendo of events until the ceremony”.
– The Independent: read the full article >