|In 2007, Gustavo Santaolalla became only the third composer in history to be honored with two consecutive Academy Awards® for Best Original Score. He also received consecutive Golden Globe® nominations for Babel, and Brokeback Mountain, and a remarkable third consecutive BAFTA nomination, winning two of the three years for Babel, and The Motorcycle Diaries. In addition to the Oscars®, Golden Globes® and BAFTA’s, Santaolalla has also been honored with 2 Grammy’s®, 15 Latin Grammy’s®, a World Soundtrack Award, and a Platino award.
His breakthrough as a solo artist came with the 1996 album release Ronroco, which earned rave reviews and put Santaolalla at the forefront of the Latin music world. As a producer, he has also worked with such artists as Café Tacuba, Juanes, Julieta Venegas, Molotov, Nelly Furtado, Elvis Costello, The Gypsy Kings, Maldita Vecindad and Kronos Quartet.
Santaolalla’s film credits include the Oscar®-nominated August, Osage County, 21 Grams, Amores Perros, Biutiful, and North Country. Currently Santaolalla is working on his band Bajofondo’s fourth studio album Aura, Naughty Dog’s video game The Last of Us II, a TV special of Los Tigres del Norte at Folsom Prison, Café Tacuba’s second MTV Unplugged, Narcos: Mexico, and the fifth season of Jane The Virgin.