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LION & Passengers soundtracks get Academy Award noms for 'Best Original Score'

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Sony Classical's recent releases of Original Motion Picture Soundtracks - LION & Passengers have both been nominated for Academy Awards in the 'Best Original Score.' category.

LION features music by Dustin O'Halloran and Hauschka and an exclusive track by SIA which was especially written for this movie. Five year old Saroo (Dev Patel of Slumdog Millionaire) gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple (Nicole Kidman of Moulin Rouge, Australiaand David Wenham of Lord of the Rings, Pope Joan). Twenty five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home.

The Sony Classical - Madison Gate Records release of Passengers features music by Thomas Newman. The Sci-Fi Adventure follows the spaceship "Starship Avalon" in its 120-year voyage to a distant colony planet known as the "Homestead Colony" when malfunctions occur in two of its sleep chambers. Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games, American Hustle) and Chris Pratt (Zero Dark Thirty, The Magnificent Seven) are two passengers onboard a spaceship transporting them to a new life on the new planet.