Lebanese Paul Tyan’s music shortlisted for two Academy Awards

Born in a musical family, Paul Tyan is a French-Lebanese film composer who is based in Paris. He attended the École Normale de Musique de Paris where he studied harmony and counterpoint. Paul composed the music of award-winning movies which were screened in international film festivals. The Lebanese composer’s music for the documentary “Tickling Giants” is shortlisted for two Academy Awards: 

Best Original Score


Best Original Song

. The movie is based on the real story of Dr. Bassem Youssef, the “Egyptian Jon Stewart,” who becomes a comedian. Dr. Bassem uses his sense of humor and creativity to defend freedom of speech. According to


, Paul Tyan is also the youngest music composer shortlisted in the Best Original Score category. The artist is also proud of representing Lebanon in the Oscars.

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Lebanese Paul Tyan's music shortlisted for two Academy Awards

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