Hans Zimmer took home the award for Best Original Score at the 2022 Oscars last night. His work on Denis Villeneuve’s Dune remake beat out a field that included Nicholas Britell for Don’t Look Up, Germaine Franco for Encanto, Alberto Iglesias for Parallel Mothers, and Jonny Greenwood for The Power of the Dog.
Zimmer was not in attendance at the ceremony this year due to being on a concert tour in Europe. Upon receiving the news, Zimmer posted a photo of himself in a hotel bathrobe holding the award, writing, “It’s 2am in Amsterdam, and my daughter Zoë woke me up to go to the hotel bar. Wow!! #Oscars.”
This marks Zimmer’s second Academy Award win; he won Best Original Score for The Lion King back at in 1995. He has 10 other nominations for his work on films including Gladiator, Rain Man, As Good as It Gets, Dunkirk, Inception, and more.
In addition to Best Original Score, Dune won for Best Visual Effects, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Achievement in Sound, and Best Film Editing.