Chris Walsh (chris_walsh) wrote,
Chris Walsh

*hums two notes a lot of you would recognize* (yes, it's Dark Knight news)

Via cleolinda: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has allowed the score to The Dark Knight back into consideration for an Oscar nomination, saying that enough of the work was by the co-composers Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard to count. It had been deemed ineligible because of other orchestrators Zimmer and JNH had listed on the film score's cue sheets.

It's been a long time since a co-composed score has been eligible for an Oscar -- one score that was deemed ineligible for that reason was Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard's score for Gladiator -- and frankly, the rules governing what scores are eligible now have been used haphazardly, and this reversal doesn't change that. It's often complicated, isn't it? Still, I know fans of the Batman Begins/The Dark Knight music read this, so I wanted to pass this along.
Tags: music

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