Two weeks after winning the “Concert/Musical Show of the Year” (Spectacle musical/Tournée/Concert) award at France’s 32nd edition of “Victoires de la Musique”, French-Lebanese trumpet player and teacher and composer Ibrahim Maalouf won a César for “Best Original Score” at France’s most prominent film awards. Maalouf was nominated for the same category two years ago as well but did not win.
Here’s a [video] showing Maalouf receiving his award and an [interview] after the awards ceremony. It is worth noting that another Lebanese, Gabriel Yared, was also nominated under the same category.
Ibrahim Maalouf for In the Forests of Siberia (WINNER)
Gabriel Yared for Chocolat
Anne Dudley for Elle
Philippe Romi for Frantz
Sophie Hunger for My Life as a Zucchini