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2020's Oscar Nominated Film Scores

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Renee Bright
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KUER

How does a composer manipulate our feelings during a film scene? Edmund Stone, host of the radio program The Score, explains the magic of film scoring through this year’s Oscar nominated Best Original Musical Scores. 

In time for the 92nd Academy Awards on Feb. 9, we’ll cover all of this year’s Best Original Score nominees: Oscar newcomer Hildur Guðnadóttir for “Joker,” 15-time nominee Thomas Newman for “1917,” his cousin, the great Randy Newman for “Marriage Story,” Alexandre Desplat for “Little Women” and, of course, John Williams for “Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker,” marking his 52nd nomination. 

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.