He’s worked on arrangements for some of music’s brightest stars, including Barbra Streisand, Andrea Bocelli, Celine Dion and Luis Miguel. But Jorge Calandrelli’s most memorable work came on two film projects that earned him respect in Hollywood. The Argentine composer, a Latin Grammy winner for Producer of the Year, earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Score as a composer on 1985’s The Color Purple. And he earned an Oscar nod 15 years later for Best Original Song for writing the music to “A Love Before Time," a track for 2000’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
Best Original Score, The Color Purple, 58th Academy Awards, Nominated
Best Original Song, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, 73rd Academy Awards, Nominated