Two-time Oscar nominee Alberto Iglesias will receive the Hollywood Film Composer Award at the 15th annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Film Awards, presented by Starz Entertainment.
The 55-year-old Spanish composer will collect his award at tonight’s Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony in Beverly Hills for his stellar work on Tomas Alfredson’s Cold War thriller “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” and Pedro Almodóvar’s haunting “The Skin I Live In.” All four individuals will collect their statuettes at the Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony, taking place at the Beverly Hilton on October 24.
Considered Spain’s most acclaimed composer, Iglesias has received Best Original Score Academy Award nominations for his work on 2005’s “The Constant Gardener” and “The Kite Runner.” And he could receive another nomination (or two) for his work on “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” and/or “ The Skin I Live In.”
Iglesias, who is classically trained in piano, guitar and composition, has actually worked on eight films with Almodóvar, including “Volver” and “Broken Embraces,” gaining critical acclaim for his intriguing and refined melodic sensibilities on Almodóvar’s films like “Bad Education” and “Talk to Her.” His musical contribution have created a psychologically piercing sophistication in those films that fit Almodóvar’s glossy imagery perfectly.
Previous Hollywood Film Composer Award recipients include Thomas Newman, Harry Gregson-Williams, Gustavo Santaolalla, Mark Isham, Danny Elfman and Hans Zimmer.