I know that the film was met with lukewarm critical praise, but could James Horner’s untimely passing make Southpaw’s score get some awards love?
I haven’t seen it yet but I know when I was listening to the Indiewire podcast Anne Thompson thought the score was overbearing. I think he’ll have a better chance with next year’s Magnificent Seven remake.
Oscar’s aren’t as much of a posthumous parade as some might think, especially below the line. Southpaw’s not getting anything anyway, so I’d say no.
The film got too weak reviews to be considered Oscar player in any category. Plus i agree that Oscars are not that much into giving posthumous nominations. Many people though that late great Gandolfini will be nominated for “Enough Said” and nothing happend.