Finale and the 2017 Academy Awards

Finale and the 2017 Academy Awards

Will you watch the Academy Awards on Sunday, February 26? Will you cheer for your favorite films, in part because the Super Bowl is over and your team, like mine, was defeated long before the playoffs?

I always root a little more for films in which Finale played a part. This year the big film on my list is “La La Land.” It received 14 Oscar nominations, tying with “Titanic” and “All About Eve” for most nominations ever.

Not only was  Justin Hurwitz nominated for Music (Original Score) and Music (Original Song), he (along with lyricists Benj Pasek and Justin Paul ) received two separate Original Song nominations for  both “Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” and “City of Stars.”

“Trolls” is another film from the Finale camp, and it was also nominated for Original Song for “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” with music and lyric by Justin Timberlake, Max Martin, and Karl Johan Schuster.

Other nominated films in which Finale was used include “Hacksaw Ridge” (6 nominations), “Florence Foster Jenkins” (2 nominations), “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” (2 Nominations), “Allied,” and “Piper.”

My research method involves word-of-mouth among Finale users in the music preparation field. I’ve undoubtedly missed some films involving different music prep teams. Did you use Finale in your work on a nominated film? Please let us know via Facebook or Twitter.

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