The Oscars: Howard Shore loses Best Original Score for ‘Hugo’

Canadian composer Howard Shore can take some solace in the fact that he's already a three-time Academy Award winner. The Toronto-born Shore was nominated in the Best Original Score category for his work on Martin Scorsese's "Hugo," but lost to favourite Ludovic Bource ("The Artist").

During his speech, Bource offered his admiration to his fellow nominees, including Shore. Bource came into the Oscars riding a wave of awards, including a Golden Globe and a BAFTA in the equivalent categories. Bource's win also left veteran film composer and double-nominee John Williams (""The Adventures of Tintin," "War Horse") empty handed.

Shore has had a long and successful career both at home and abroad. A longtime collaborator of Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg, the composer has scored nearly every film the "Dangerous Method" director has ever made. Shore also provided music for Peter Jackson's "Lord of the Rings" trilogy (for which he won two Oscars) and will re-team with the director to score the upcoming "Hobbit" films. If the success of his previous collaborations with Jackson are any indication, we'll likely be seeing Shore back at Oscars in no time.

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