This category is not "officially" in the competition but was added in the very last minute. Furthermore, we have to post five instead of ten of our selections. For me it was a welcome addition, since this blog's primary reference is music and welcome it gladly. So here are my five favourite soundtracks from last year:
5. Black Swan - Clint Mansell
For writing wonderful music under the shadow of Tchaikovsky alone (while sampling him ingenuously), he deserves this. Brilliantly haunting.
4. The Social Network - Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
They did get the Oscar for their work here. Superb music that can stand alone easily.
3. The Illusionist - Sylvain Chomet
One could not have done a better job "dressing"up the animated film with this incredibly romantic but also bitterly sweet music. And of course the songs in French are always a favourite. Particularly this one which manages to include the most famous French singers of all time. Genial!
2. Inception - Hans Zimmer
Powerful, engaging, impressive, larger than life. Zimmer always delivers but this is one of his best soundtracks ever.
1. Tron Legacy - Daft Punk
Their long awaited return to the studio brought us a soundtrack for a film that was in limbo quite a while. And was probably the best thing to come out of it.