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Alexandre Desplat wins Oscar for Best Original Score

French composer Alexandre Desplat has won the Best Original Score for The Grand Budapest Hotel. In his speech he dedicated the award to his wife, a violinist, saying “You made everything happen for me.” It was the first time Alexander Desplat has been nominated for two awards, having been nominated six times in previous years.

Desplat’s score for The Imitation Game had also been nominated. The Frenchman also beat off competition from fellow nominees Hans Zimmer for Interstellar, Gary Yershon for Mr Turner and Johann Johannsson for The Theory of Everything.

During the star-studded ceremony, Eddie Redmayne won the Oscar for Best Actor for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything and Birdman took the coveted award for Best Picture. Julianne Moore took the Best Actress gong for her role in Still Alice  and Alejandro G Inarritu won Best Director for Birdman .