Hans Zimmer

15 Nominations
3 Wins
Hans Zimmer

Nine years ago, in a Reddit post entitled “I am Hans Zimmer – Ask Me Anything!” Hans Zimmer introduced himself this way: “My formal training was two weeks of piano lessons. I was thrown out of eight schools. But I joined a band. I am self-taught. But I've always heard music in my head.”

Zimmer’s unique signature is the marriage of traditional music with electronic sounds. He told the publication Mashable in 2013, "My mother was very musical, basically a musician and my father was an engineer and an inventor. So, I grew up modifying the piano, shall we say, which made my mother gasp in horror, and my father would think it was fantastic when I would attach chainsaws and stuff like that to the piano because he thought it was an evolution in technology."

A few of Zimmer’s more than 150 movie scores are in movies like Thelma and Louise, the Pirates of the Caribbean series, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Interstellar, Inception, The Thin Red Line, The Last Samurai, Blade Runner 2049, Crimson Tide, Dunkirk and, most recently, Dune, for which he received his 16th Golden Globe nomination, having previously won for Gladiator in 2001 and The Lion King in 1994.

Zimmer was born in Frankfurt, Germany, on September 12, 1957, educated in Switzerland and England. His first Hollywood job was scoring Rain Man for director Barry Levinson, for which he received an Oscar nomination.

In addition to his four Grammys, two Golden Globes and an Oscar, Zimmer was named one of the Top 100 Living Geniuses by The Daily Telegraph in 2007.

Read Galeria de Ganadores 2022: Hans Zimmer, ganador del Globo de Oro a mejor música, “Dune” by Rocio Ayuso.

Golden Globe Awards

Awards Database

2022 Winner

2022 Winner

Best Score Motion Picture
Dune

2001 Winner

2001 Winner

Best Score Motion Picture
Gladiator

1995 Winner

1995 Winner

Best Score Motion Picture
The Lion King (1994)

2018 Nominee

2018 Nominee

Best Score Motion Picture
Dunkirk

2017 Nominee

2017 Nominee

Best Score Motion Picture
Hidden Figures

2015 Nominee

2015 Nominee

Best Score Motion Picture
Interstellar

2014 Nominee

2014 Nominee

Best Score Motion Picture
12 Years a Slave

2011 Nominee

2011 Nominee

Best Score Motion Picture
Inception

2009 Nominee

2009 Nominee

Best Score Motion Picture
Frost/Nixon

2007 Nominee

2007 Nominee

Best Score Motion Picture
Da Vinci Code, The

2005 Nominee

2005 Nominee

Best Score Motion Picture
Spanglish

2004 Nominee

2004 Nominee

Best Score Motion Picture
The Last Samurai

2003 Nominee

2003 Nominee

Best Song Motion Picture
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron

2002 Nominee

2002 Nominee

Best Score Motion Picture
Pearl Harbor

1999 Nominee

1999 Nominee

Best Score Motion Picture
The Prince of Egypt