Volker Bertelmann wins Oscar 2023 for best music


Last night the Academy Awards were awarded. There are a lot of categories, but for us, we are only interested in two: “Best Original Score” and “Best Original Song”. Below are all the nominees with the winners marked in bold.

Best Original Score

  • All Quiet on the Western Front – Volker Bertelmann
  • Babylon – Justin Hurwitz
  • The Banshees of Inisherin – Carter Burwell
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once – Son Lux
  • The Fabelmans – John Williams

Best Original Song

  • “Applause” from Tell It like a Woman – Diane Warren
  • “Hold My Hand” from Top Gun: Maverick – Lady Gaga and BloodPop
  • “Lift Me Up” from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – Tems, Rihanna, Ryan Coogler and Ludwig Goransson
  • “Naatu Naatu” from RRR – M.M. Keeravaani and Chandrabose
  • “This Is A Life” from Everything Everywhere All at Once – Ryan Lott, David Byrne and Mitski

Congratulations to the winners!


  • Anton Smit

    Anton is the editor-in-chief and founder of Soundtrack World. After writing about film music occasionally, he thought it was time to create his own site to celebrate music from film but also other media. Next to working on this website, Anton is a member of the International Film Music Critics Association, has a job in IT and plays the tuba in a local orchestra.

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