Lifetime Achievement Award

In 2007, Gustavo Santaolalla became only the third composer in history to be honored with two consecutive academy awards for Best Original Score. He also received consecutive Golden Globe Nominations for “Babel” and “Brokeback Mountain,” and a remarkable third consecutive BAFTA nomination, winning two of the three years for “Babel” and “The Motorcycle Diaries.”
In addition to winning the Oscars, Golden Globe and BAFTA’s, Santaolalla has also been honored with two Grammy’s and 16 Latin Grammy’s (including producer of the year) for his work with such artists as Juanes, Café Tacuba, Julieta Venegas, Kronos Quartet, Molotov, Calle 13 and his own band Bajofondo. He was instrumental in bringing Rock en Espanol to mainstream and critical acclaim.
Santaolalla’s Breakthrough as a solo artist came with the 1996 release “Ronroco” by Nonesuch Records. Director Michael Mann handpicked the track “Iguazu” to be featured on “The Insider” soundtrack which began Santaolalla’s incredible run as a film composer, writing original scores and songs for such films as the Oscar-Winning “Babel.” “Brokeback Mountain” and “The Motorcycle Diaries” as well as the Oscar-Nominated “August: Osage County,” “21 Grams,” “Amores Perros,” “Biutiful” and “North Country” Starring Charlize Theron and Frances McDormand.
Santaolalla, has performed in concert halls around the world including Lincoln Center, Disney Hall, and The Hollywood Bowl. In 2008, he produced a film of his Grammy-winning record project, “Café De Los Maestros.” featuring performances by the world’s great tango artists, with acclaimed filmmaker Walter Salles. Santaolalla is currently working with Guillermo Del Toro on a musical version of “Pan’s Labyrinth” and recently collaborated with one of his early idols, Eric Clapton, on a new documentary film. He is also scoring the follow-up to the hugely successful video game “The Last of Us” for Sony and writing themes for the hit series
“Narcos”, “Making a Murderer”, and “Jane the Virgin”.
A Time Magazine cover story named Santaolalla “One of the 25 Most Influential Hispanics in America” and Entertainment Weekly credited him as one of the “50 Smartest People in Hollywood.”

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