Firstly, do we already have a thread for this? I don’t usually post in movies so I have no idea.
I’m really happy that this is a category at the Emmys now, and even though I can’t see it happening I think it would a great idea at the Oscars too because:
1) It could help with one of the many confusing rules around Score submissions (something like Birdman that was ineligible because of preexisting compositions being used could submit here too or instead).
2) It could help reduce the tendency among the music categories to highlight solely animation and musicals, like in the 90s, or even last year when La La Land sleepwalked to wins.
3) It would give filmmakers who favour soundtracks over scores a chance to get recognition.
It would also be interesting to see, like at the Emmys, whether the nominees skew more towards films that perform well overall, or are music-centric.
In terms of this year, I was thinking of movies like Baby Driver or Guardians of the Galaxy 2 that don’t seem likely to do well anywhere else in the Oscar race. I’d also be curious to see what people think would’ve been nominated or won in other years.
Again, my bad if there’s already a thread on this.
Baby Driver would easily win and GotG is the easy runner up.