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The French soundtrack specialist Alexandre Desplat garners another Oscar nomination for his score to Philomena, the true story of how one Irish woman's (Judi Dench) quest to find her long-lost son, along with journalist Martin Sixsmith (Steve Coogan).
Desplat's plinking piano is at the centre of much of this ruminative score, which has echoes of Thomas Newman's finest work. Here's Alexandre himself, pictured at Philomena's premiere.
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