Thursday, November 13, 2008
Well, those who were looking for Christopher Nolan's THE DARK KNIGHT to make a serious run through this year's Oscars, you will have one less category to worry about. Which category? The one the matter most 'round these parts - Best Original Score.
It appears that higher ups at the Academy went all Suze Orman on Mr. Zimmer and Mr. Newton Howard. DENIED! The Academy didn't seem to buy what the composers' explanation was over the additional music credits on the score - feeling that too high a percentage of the score was written by persons other than those two themselves. They felt the same way about BATMAN BEGINS and likewise gave it the heave-ho.
So those of you in Camp Zimmer-Hater, are you feeling some sort of strange satisfaction over this?
Seems a shame to me. While it may not be the year's best, it's certainly is worth Oscar consideration. "Rules is rules." I guess. Nothing like Oscar controversy starting up in November!
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