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Nicholas Britell is an American composer, producer, and pianist. He is best known for his work on the films Moonlight, If Beale Street Could Talk, Vice, and The Big Short. He has also composed music for television series such as Succession, Big Little Lies, and The Leftovers. Britell was born in New York City and grew up in Connecticut. He attended Harvard University, where he studied economics and music. After graduating, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in film music. Britell has composed music for over 30 films, including Moonlight, If Beale Street Could Talk, Vice, and The Big Short. He has also composed music for television series such as Succession, Big Little Lies, and The Leftovers. Britell has won numerous awards for his work, including an Academy Award for Best Original Score for Moonlight, a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score for Vice, and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series for Succession. As of 2021, Nicholas Britell's net worth is estimated to be $3 million.
|43 years old
|17 October, 1980
|New York City, New York, U.S.
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His score for If Beale Street Could Talk has received wide critical acclaim and awards including a 2019 Academy Award nomination, a BAFTA nomination, a Critics’ Choice nomination, and Best Original Score awards from each of the Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Central Ohio, Iowa, Washington DC, Phoenix, LA Online, NY Online, and Online Film Critics Associations.
He composed the title song from Christina Aguilera's eighth studio album Liberation (2018).
In 2016, Britell scored Director Gary Ross' civil-war era historical drama Free State of Jones, starring among others Matthew McConaughey and Mahershala Ali. The soundtrack album, produced by Britell, was released June 24, 2016 on Sony Masterworks.
Also in 2016, Britell wrote the original score for the critically acclaimed, Oscar-winning film Moonlight, directed by Barry Jenkins and starring Mahershala Ali, Ashton Sanders, Trevante Rhodes, André Holland, and Naomie Harris, among others. Britell's score received a 2017 Academy Award for Best Original Score nomination and it was nominated for a 2017 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score in the Motion Picture category. The New York Times' A.O. Scott, who called the film "...about as beautiful a movie as you are ever likely to see", praised Britell's score as "...both surprising and perfect." Britell's original score was described as "... an enthralling collection of music that will linger in your mind and in your heart in much the same way as the film.", and named one of the Ten Best Music Moments of 2016 by Brooklyn Magazine. The film's soundtrack album, named one of the top 25 Soundtrack Albums of 2016 on iTunes, was produced by Britell and released by Lakeshore Records, including a special vinyl collectors' edition. Britell's "Middle of the World", from the soundtrack album, was named one of the top 25 Soundtrack Songs of 2016 on iTunes.
Britell scored director Adam Leon's film Tramps in 2016, with Netflix acquiring worldwide distribution rights to the film at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.
In 2015, Britell scored The Seventh Fire, a documentary directed by Jack Pettibone Riccobono and presented by Terrence Malick, which debuted to critical acclaim at the Berlin International Film Festival.
Britell scored Natalie Portman's directorial debut feature film A Tale of Love and Darkness, which screened at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. Deadline called Britell's score for the film "riveting".
Britell also scored the Golden Globe-nominated The Big Short, directed by Adam McKay, starring Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, and Steve Carell, based on the book The Big Short by Michael Lewis, and released by Paramount in December 2015. In addition, Britell produced the soundtrack album for the film.
Britell has produced numerous other projects with The Amoveo Company, a multimedia production company and artists' collective that he co-founded with Benjamin Millepied. Amoveo is a multimedia production company and artists' collective active in digital media, television, and film. Notable Amoveo projects include Naran Ja, a short film directed by Oscar-winning director Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Passage To Dawn, a short film created for Maiyet's Spring/Summer 2015 collection, and Hearts and Arrows, a short film of Benjamin Millepied’s ballet of the same name which debuted at the L.A. Film Festival in June 2015. Working with Amoveo, Britell created the "Baileys Nutcracker (Britell Remix)", which was used by Baileys for its successful "Baileys Nutcracker" campaign. The full-length version of the Baileys Nutcracker spot has over 2.8 million views on YouTube as of June 2015.
Britell's music featured prominently in director Steve McQueen's Oscar-winning film 12 Years a Slave, for which he composed and arranged the on-camera music including the spiritual songs, work songs, featured violin performances, and dances. Billboard Magazine called Britell "...the secret weapon in the music of 12 Years a Slave". "My Lord Sunshine", composed by Britell for 12 Years a Slave, was eligible for the 2014 Oscar's best song list. The Los Angeles Times said of "My Lord Sunshine", "A work song, a spiritual, a blues lament, a communal statement – 'My Lord Sunshine (Sunrise)’ is all of the above and more…[w]hat Britell accomplished is no easy feat, and it’s a spiritual that feels and sounds of the era and deftly weaves in religious imagery with the daily horror of the slaves’ lives." Britell also notably reinterpreted "Roll Jordan Roll" for the film. Britell’s work received wide critical acclaim and he was profiled in the Wall Street Journal.
As a film producer, Britell produced the short film Whiplash, directed by Damien Chazelle, which won the Jury Award for Best US Fiction Short at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. He subsequently helped produce the feature-film Whiplash, also directed by Chazelle and starring Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons. The Whiplash feature won Sundance's 2014 Jury Prize and Audience Award, and went on to get 5 Oscar nominations (including Best Picture) and won 3 Oscar awards. Britell also wrote and produced the track "Reaction," produced the track "When I Wake," and performed and produced "No Two Words" for the film's soundtrack.
As a film composer, Britell created the music for the movie Gimme the Loot directed by Adam Leon. The film would go on to compete in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. It won the Grand Jury Prize at the SXSW Film Festival in 2012. The music for the film garnered special praise from New York Magazine and Variety. Britell's film composing career continued in 2012 with the scoring of Michele Mitchell's PBS documentary Haiti: Where Did the Money Go? The film, which aired over 1,000 times in the United States on PBS stations and was screened at the Oakland Film Festival and the Bolder Life Film Festival in 2012, is the winner of the 2013 National Edward R. Murrow Award for Best News Documentary and winner of a 2012 CINE Golden Eagle Award and a CINE Special Jury Award for Best Investigative Documentary.
In 2008, Britell gained wide notice performing his own work "Forgotten Waltz No. 2" in Natalie Portman's directorial debut Eve. He collaborated again with Portman, writing music for the film New York, I Love You. In 2011, Britell performed on piano with violin virtuoso Tim Fain in "Portals." The multimedia project also featured performances by Craig Black, Julia Eichten and Haylee Nichele and featured music by Philip Glass and Nico Muhly, poetry by Leonard Cohen and choreography by Benjamin Millepied. Vogue Magazine called Britell among "...the most talented young artists at work..."
Britell was raised in a Jewish family, in New York City. He graduated from the college preparatory school, Hopkins School, in 1999. Britell is a graduate of the Juilliard School's Pre-College Division and a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Harvard University in 2003. At school, he was a member of the instrumental hip-hop group, The Witness Protection Program, where he played keyboards and synthesizers. Britell is part of an emerging generation of composers and artists who draw from an eclectic range of influences. His work is inspired by Rachmaninoff, Gershwin, Philip Glass, and Zbigniew Preisner as well as by producers Quincy Jones and Dr. Dre.
Nicholas Britell (born October 17, 1980) is an American composer, pianist, and film producer based in New York City. He has scored both of Barry Jenkins' studio films, Moonlight (2016) and If Beale Street Could Talk (2018), both of which have been nominated for Best Original Score at the Academy Awards. He has also worked with Adam McKay, scoring his two most recent films, The Big Short (2015) and Vice (2018). The HBO original series Succession (2018–present) marked Britell's entry into television, scoring every episode of the first season, earning him the Hollywood Music in Media Award for Best Original Score - TV Show/Limited Series and the Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music.