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Oscar-Nominated Score Helps Bring 'Philomena' to Life

Most people are familiar with the Academy Awards for Best Actor, Best Director and Best Picture. But the Oscar ceremonies slated for this Sunday will also spotlight other moviemaking arts. To help us understand the artistry that goes into a film’s musical score, VOA’s Adam Phillips interviewed Alexandre Desplat, the famed French composer who received the sixth Oscar Best Score nomination of his career for his work on “Philomena.” The film is based on the true story of Philomena Lee, an elderly Irish woman who as a teen was forced by nuns to give up her three-year-old son for adoption.