Unfortunately, it looks like Birdman is getting one less nomination at the Oscars.
My two favourite scores this year were the drum scores for Birdman and Whiplash. Neither are eligible for the oscars. That makes me sad.
Here’s the news at the Academy’s press section
Ugh, that sucks. Birdman had my favorite use of music in a movie this year. What about it doesn’t meet the requirements?
And why doesn’t the score to Foxcatcher meet the requirements either?
My second fav score of the year was The Imitation Game, so maybe Desplat can finally win one this year now…
What a shame. Loved “Birdman”‘s score. Ugh.
Really surprised, I thought for certain Birdman would get a nomination and maybe even the win. Now I have to change my predictions in this category! The music for Birdman was certainly different – reading those two rules I had the feeling it was the second one that deemed it ineligble. (I had a feeling Whiplash would be deemed ineligible since so much of the music was adapted rather than original)