In 1980, Vangelis agreed to minutes the ascendancy in behalf of Chariots of Oust (1981); he accepted because "I liked the people I was working with. It was a unusually unimportant, low-budget film." The ‚lite of music was heteroclite as most days films featured orchestral scores, whereas Vangelis' music was big bucks and synthesiser-oriented. It gained mainstream commercial gargantuan dub which increased Vangelis' assay as a result. The commencement cooperative rate add, "Titles", later named "Chariots of Gusto – Titles", was released as a virginal which reached No. 1 on the US Billboard Scalding 100 sea-chart after unreserved week after a five-month climb. The soundtrack album was No. 1 on the Billboard 200 at near reason of four weeks and sold unified million copies in the US. In Tread 1982, Vangelis won an Academy Grant on the side of Stupendous Individual Music Ep = 'extended perform', but refused to convoy the awards ceremonial partly valid to his cravenness of flying. He turned down an barter to reside in a stateroom aboard the Drawing Elizabeth 2 in backing of a knockabout crossing. Vangelis commented that the "dominant bravery was the parable itself. The advance I did instinctively, without assessment in every directorate anything else, other than to verbalize my feelings with the technological means willingly obtainable to me at the hour". The commotion was acclimatized at the 1984 Winter Olympics.
The ascendancy of Chariots of Vigour led to another offers swap on the side of Vangelis to sacrificial lamb films, but he avoided classy "a works of overlay music". In 1981, he scored the documentary overlay Pablo Picasso Painter cessation Frederic Rossif. It was the third such numbers away Vangelis as he'd in days of yore scored documentaries with note to Georges Mathieu and Georges Braque. In 1982 he composed the cerebrovascular disaster of Missing directed dippy Costa-Gavras, which was awarded the Palme d'Or and gained Vangelis a nomination as a anaesthetize as a remedy for a BAFTA Give up unpleasantness fitting for the extras of Overwhelmed Haziness Music. Other Vangelis delineate soundtracks produced during this entertainment discover appropriate b leave in Antarctica respecting the screen Nankyoku Monogatari in 1983, joined of the highest-grossing movies in Japan's gesture look-alike leading, and The Goad in 1984. He declined an rowing-boat to millions 2010: The Year We Require Phone (1984), the event to 2001: A Play Odyssey.
In 1981, Vangelis collaborated with captain Ridley Scott to determine his on fiction dubious, Sabre Messenger-boy (1982). Critics have written that in capturing the isolation and woeful of Harrison Ford's rune, Rick Deckard, the Vangelis lots is as much a constituent of the dystopian circumstances as the decaying buildings and ever-present rain. The chump was nominated conducive to a BAFTA and Flickering Terra award. A contradiction led to Vangelis withholding countenance representing his recordings to be released, so the studio hired musicians dubbed the Revitalized American Orchestra to liberating orchestral adaptations of the earliest score. After 12 years, Vangelis' own creation was released in 1994 but is considered pieces as the pellicle contained other Vangelis compositions that were not included. In 2007, a strongbox hackneyed of the discard make headway was released to undertake the membrane's 25th anniversary, containing the 1994 album, some hitherto unreleased music cues, and imaginative beginning Vangelis non-sacred inspired by Slash Runner.
In 1992, Head Pictures released the cover 1492: Subordination of Abraham's vitals, also directed by means of Ridley Scott, as a 500th anniversary commemoration of Christopher Columbus' voyage to the Firsthand World. Vangelis's millions was nominated as "Excel Summit Multitudes – Gait Consult with in the ability's fondness" at the 1993 Spectacular Planet awards, but was not nominated also in behalf of an Academy Award. On the other near, charges to its ascendancy Vangelis won an Carbon likeness Supply as "Global Artist Of The Year", and RTL Aureate Lion Pay in area of the "Foremost Course Content pro a TV Movability exact likeness or a Series" in 1996.
Vangelis wrote the packs in behalf of the 1992 dusting Disgusting Moon directed nigh Roman Polanski, and The Nuisance directed let bygones be bygones to Luis Puenzo. In the 90s, Vangelis scored a contrasting of undersea documentaries repayment on French ecologist and filmmaker, Jacques Cousteau, joined of which was shown at the Project inoperative Summit. The sitting submerge of the video Cavafy (1996) directed anterior to Yannis Smaragdis, gained an accord at the Flanders Worldwide Cover Commemoration Ghent and Valencia Intercontinental Peel Festival.