tar‘s original score and Doja Cat’s song for elvis were deemed ineligible to compete in the Song and Score categories at the 2023 Oscars.
On Monday (December 12), the Academy quietly presented its list of eligible songs and scores to the voting members, whose votes determine the 15 scores and 15 songs that make up the shortlist from which the final five nominees from each category are selected will.
Corresponding diversityA total of 147 scores and 82 songs were submitted, evaluated and declared eligible for the upcoming Academy Awards by the Executive Committee of the Academy’s Music Department.
However, the score of Todd Field’s psychodrama and Doja Cat’s original song was written for Baz Luhrmanns elvis were both excluded from the list.
While Field’s new film, which follows the fall of renowned orchestral conductor Lydia Tár (Cate Blanchett), garnered critical acclaim and was nominated for a handful of other awards, it had been widely predicted that composer Hildur Guðnadóttir’s score would not meet Oscar requirements would fulfil.
sources told diversity that the score was ultimately disqualified for not containing enough original, audible music and violating the second rule that “a score is inadmissible if it has been diluted by the use of pre-existing music”.
In spite of tar‘s inadmissibility, Guðnadóttir’s score for women talk recently received a 2023 Golden Globe nomination, which bodes well for his likelihood in the Oscar selection, which will be announced on December 21st.
As for the song “Vegas” by Doja Cat, which was written for the band led by Austin Butler elvis biopic, its eligibility had been debated for months.
While it was written by Doja Cat and produced by Roget Chahayed and Yeti Beats, the inclusion of lyrics from Elvis Presley’s original “Hound Dog” violated the rules that both song and words must be “original, written specifically for the film”. .
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It must also have been the result of “a creative interaction between the filmmakers and the songwriters who were commissioned to work directly on the film”.
Top Gun: Maverick was additionally disqualified from the points list, but competes in the song category with Lady Gaga’s “Hold My Hand”.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/oscars-2023-tar-cate-blanchett-doja-cat-elvis-b2243891.html Tár’s original score and Doja Cat’s Elvis song were disqualified from the 2023 Oscars