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'Black Swan' composer Clint Mansell working on Mass Effect 3 soundtrack

Dubbed “one of modern cinema’s most expressive and inventive soundtrack composers,” Clint Mansell should be — and sound — familiar to fans of Darren Aronofsky films, including The Fountain, Requiem for a Dream, The Wrestler and, most recently, Black Swan. In a thoughtful interview with music publication The Quietus, Mansell revealed that he’s working on the musical component of BioWare’sMass Effect 3

Mansell, who got a more interesting video game than Hans Zimmer did, describes his role as “more like a DJ,” with the aural accompaniment being almost modular and reactive to the player. “You’ve got the holding pattern, then the big explosion where you need the score to kick in,” he says. “Then you need to take it off on a tangent. You’ve got all these different elements that change depending on what the player does. You have to figure out an overall symphony, but be able to break it down into component parts. You can bring the pain when required.”

The pain will be brought to your eardrums this holiday, when Mass Effect 3 concludes the sci-fi trilogy on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. Of course, your excitement might be more focused on the game’s next promotional video: Clint Mansell’s Requiem for a Dream piece, “Lux ?terna,” was re-orchestrated to great effect in a trailer for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. Remember how you watched it azillion times?

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The 2011 Academy Award Nominations Are…

BEST PICTURE

127 HOURS (HAVEN’T SEEN BUT LOOKS GOOD)
BLACK SWAN (LIKED IT)
INCEPTION (LOVED IT)
THE FIGHTER (HAVEN’T SEEN BUT LOOKS GOOD)
THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT (HAVEN’T SEEN AND LOOKED MEH…)
THE KING’S SPEECH (HAVEN’T SEEN AND LOOKED GREAT!)
THE SOCIAL NETWORK (REALLY WANT TO SEE)
TOY STORY 3 (AIN’T GONNA WIN)
TRUE GRIT (LOVED IT!!! BUT STILL NOT THEIR BEST FILM)
WINTER’S BONE (HEARD REALLY GOOD THINGS)

BEST DIRECTOR
DARREN ARONOFSKY - BLACK SWAN (GREAT BUT NOT HIS BEST)
DAVID FINCHER - THE SOCIAL NETWORK 
TOM HOOPER - THE KING’S SPEECH
JOEL AND ETHAN COEN - TRUE GRIT (I ALWAYS HOPE THE COEN BROS WIN)
DAVID O. RUSSELL - THE FIGHTER

BEST ACTOR
JEFF BRIDGES - TRUE GRIT
JAVIER BARDEM - BIUTIFUL
JESSE EISENBERG - THE SOCIAL NETWORK
COLIN FIRTH - THE KING’S SPEECH
JAMES FRANCO - 127 HOURS

BEST ACTRESS
ANNETTE BENING - THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT
NICOLE KIDMAN - RABBIT HOLE
JENNIFER LAWRENCE - WINTER’S BONE
NATALIE PORTMAN - BLACK SWAN
MICHELLE WILLIAMS - BLUE VALENTINE

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
CHRISTIAN BALE - THE FIGHTER
JOHN HAWKES - WINTER’S BONE
JEREMY RENNER - THE TOWN
MARK RUFFALO - THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT
GEOFFREY RUSH - THE KING’S SPEECH

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
AMY ADAMS - THE FIGHTER
HELENA BONHAM CARTER - THE KING’S SPEECH
MELISSA LEO - THE FIGHTER
HAILEE STEINFELD - TRUE GRIT
(IT WOULD BE AWESOME IF SHE WON!)
JACKIE WEAVER - ANIMAL KINGDOM

Congrats Natalie Portman!

Golden Globes ‘11 With Ricky Gervais Hosting!

Nominations

Best Picture Drama 
Black Swan
The Fighter 
Inception 
The King’s Speech 
The Social Network 

Best Actress Motion Picture- Drama 
Halle Berry – Frankie and Alice 
Nicole Kidman – Rabbit Hole 
Jennifer Lawrence – Winter’s Bone 
Natalie Portman – Black Swan 
Michelle Williams- Blue Valentine

Best Actor Motion Picture-Drama 
Jesse Eisenberg – The Social Network 
Colin Firth – The King’s Speech 
James Franco – 127 Hours 
Ryan Gosling – Blue Valentine 
Mark Wahlberg – The Fighter

Best Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical 
Alice in Wonderland 
Burlesque 
The Kids Are All Right 
Red 
The Tourist

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical 
Annette Bening – The Kids Are All Right 
Anne Hathaway – Love & Other Drugs 
Angelina Jolie – The Tourist 
Julianne Moore – The Kids Are All Right 
Emma Stone – Easy A

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical 
Johnny Depp – Alice in Wonderland 
Johnny Depp – The Tourist 
Paul Giamatti – Barney’s Version 
Jake Gyllenhaal – Love & Other Drugs 
Kevin Spacey – Casino Jack

Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 
Amy Adams – The Fighter 
Helena Bonham Carter – The King’s Speech 
Mila Kunis – Black Swan 
Melissa Leo – The Fighter 
Jacki Weaver – Animal Kingdom 

Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 
Christian Bale – The Fighter 
Michael Douglas – Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps 
Andrew Garfield – The Social Network 
Jeremy Renner – The Town 
Geoffrey Rush – The King’s Speech 

Best Animated Feature Film 
Despicable Me 
How To Train Your Dragon 
The Illusionist 
Tangled 
Toy Story 3 

Best Foreign Language Film 
Biutiful (Mexico, Spain) 
The Concert (France) 
The Edge (Russia) 
I Am Love (Italy) 
In A Better World (Denmark)

Best Director - Motion Picture 
Darren Aronofsky – Black Swan 
David Fincher – The Social Network 
Tom Hooper – The King’s Speech 
Christopher Nolan – Inception 
David O. Russell – The Fighter

Best Screenplay - Motion Picture 
Simon Beaufoy, Danny Boyle - 127 Hours 
Christopher Nolan - Inception 
Stuart Blumberg, Lisa Cholodenko - The Kids Are All Right 
David Seidler - The King’s Speech 
Aaron Sorkin - The Social Network

Best Original Score - Motion Picture 
Alexandre Desplat - The King’s Speech 
Danny Elfman - Alice in Wonderland 
A. R. Rahman - 127 Hours Trent 
Reznor and Atticus Ross - The Social Network 
Hans Zimmer - Inception

Best Original Song - Motion Picture 
“Bound To You” – Burlesque 
“Coming Home” – Country Strong 
“I See The Light” – Tangled 
“There’s A Place For Us” – The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader 
“You Haven’t Seen The Last Of Me” – Burlesque

Best Television Series - Drama 
Boardwalk Empire (HBO) 
Dexter (SHOWTIME) 
The Good Wife (CBS) 
Mad Men (AMC) 
The Walking Dead (AMC)

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Drama 
Julianna Margulies – The Good Wife (CBS) 
Elisabeth Moss – Mad Men (AMC) 
Piper Perabo – Covert Affairs 
Katey Sagal – Sons Of Anarchy 
Kyra Sedgwick – The Closer (TNT) 

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series - Drama 
Steve Buscemi – Boardwalk Empire (HBO) 
Bryan Cranston – Breaking Bad 
Michael C. Hall – Dexter (SHOWTIME) 
Jon Hamm – Mad Men (AMC) 
Hugh Laurie – House (FOX) 

Best Television Series - Comedy Or Musical 
30 Rock (NBC) 
The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 
The Big C (Showtime) 
Glee (FOX) 
Modern Family (ABC) 
Nurse Jackie (SHOWTIME) 

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Comedy Or Musical 
Toni Collette – United States Of Tara (SHOWTIME) 
Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie (SHOWTIME) 
Tina Fey – 30 Rock (NBC) 
Laura Linney – The Big C (Showtime) 
Lea Michele – Glee (FOX) 

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series - Comedy Or Musical 
Alec Baldwin – 30 Rock (NBC) 
Steve Carell – The Office (NBC) 
Thomas Jane – Hung (HBO) 
Matthew Morrison – Glee (FOX) 
Jim Parsons – The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television 
Hope Davis – The Special Relationship 
Jane Lynch – Glee (FOX) 
Kelly MacDonald – Boardwalk Empire (HBO) 
Julia Stiles – Dexter (SHOWTIME) 
Sofia Vergara – Modern Family (ABC) 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television 
Scott Caan – Hawaii Five-O 
Chris Colfer – Glee (FOX) 
Chris Noth – The Good Wife (CBS) 
Eric Stonestreet – Modern Family (ABC) 
David Strathairn – Temple Grandin (HBO)

THE MAIN REASON IM WATCHING!!!

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