Ramin Djawadi: Reclaiming the “Throne”

Doing justice to the TV Series he scored, Ramin Djawadi reclaimed his Throne for the second year in a row at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards. The score for “The Long Night” episode from HBO’s Game Of Thrones rose above heavy contenders from Netflix, Hulu, NBC, and confirms Djawadi as one of the most influential composers of our recent times. 

Even though the series’ finale did not leave a lot of fans and critics satisfied, the Emmy’s recognition shows Djawadi’s exceptional scoring talents to tell a story through music and keeping audiences coming back for more even when the story is not engaging. 

In this tough and competitive world of film and television scoring, composers risk everything to make music that will be “felt” by the audiences, rather than “heard.” And one of the best signs of the impact and reception experienced by audiences is when these scores are performed live. The successful Game of Thrones Concert Series (conducted by Djawadi himself) finished its North American tour last week, drawing fans from all over the country to feel the music like never before. 

Ramin Djawadi, Berklee College of Music graduate (1998), is no stranger to success as he compiles nineteen awards and twenty-one nominations throughout his career on top of his two Primetime Emmy’s. His breaking through started with short but essential collaboration in Hanz Simmer’s films like Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), and Batman Begins (2005). Later, his versatile talents allow him to score animated films like Open Season (2006) all the way to Iron Man (2008), Clash of The Titans (2010), and more than other fifty credits to his name. 

Congratulations on his Emmy recognition, his successful work at HBO’s Game of Thrones, and we will surely keep an eye (and an ear) out for his upcoming jobs in film and television.

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The Night King – Ramin Djawadi – GoT S8 Ep. 3 (The Long Night)



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