[Article - SCL Oscar Reception 2007]

Yesterday the Society of Composers and Lyricist hosted their annual reception to honor the Academy Award nominees in the music categories. Held at the Beverly Hills home of John Cacavas, in attendence to celebrate were many members of the SCL, including all five of this year's score nominees (Thomas Newman, Gustavo Santaolalla, Javier Navarrete, Philip Glass and Alexandre Desplat), as well as most of the song nominees (Henry Krieger, Scott Cutler, Anne Previn, Siedah Garrett, Willie Reale and Randy Newman). Most noteworthy was the presence of Ennio Morricone, who will be receiving an Honorary Oscar.

Below you will find a slew of photos from the event. Be sure to listen to our exclusive podcast from the event, including interview snippets with most of the nominees present, as well as excerpts from the awards presentation.

Pan's Labyrinth composer and nominee Javier Navarrete

Javier Navarrete and Babel nominee Gustavo Santaolalla

Richard Sherman and Vic Mizzy

The Queen's Alexandre Desplat with songwriters Marilyn and Alan Bergman

Gustavo Santaolalla, Michael A. Levine and Harry Gregson-Williams

Alexandre Desplat, Javier Navarrete, agent Laura Engel and Philip Glass

AMPAS Music Branch Governor Charles Bernstein with Ennio Morricone

Philip Glass and Ennio Morricone

Manager Robert Urband, Ennio Morricone and Alexandre Desplat

The SCL Gift Bags given to the nominees

Charles Bernstein addresses the crowd

Ennio Morricone is called up on stage

SCL President Dan Foliart presents Ennio Morricone with a lifetime membership in the SCL

Dreamgirls composer Henry Krieger smiles as a very emotional Siedah Garrett addresses the crowd

A tearful Siedah Garrett

Randy Newman casually talks to the audience

Gustavo Santaolalla and Dan Foliart

The score nominees on stage

Thomas and Randy Newman

Publicist Ray Costa wrangles the paparazzi

Film Music Journalist/Historian Jon Burlingame with Bruce Broughton

Special thanks to Ray Costa at Costa Communications and Laura Dunn at the SCL

Photos by Dan Goldwasser