Oscar Honors Santaolalla for Babel Score
The Los Angeles Times will give you the play-by-play if you missed out on the disbursement of the little gold men last night, but here’s the 10-second recap on the music side. Babel won for its original score by Gustavo Santaolalla (the Argentinean-born, now California-based composer’s second win in as many years). “I Need to Wake Up” from An Inconvenient Truth by Melissa Etheridge picked up the award in the best original song category. Italian composer Ennio Morricone received an honorary Oscar for his prolific and iconic—think The Good, the Bad and the Ugly—film scoring. Clint Eastwood presented the award.