" The disqualification has been attributed to a designation within Rule 16 of the Academy's Special Rules for Music Awards (5d under "Eligibility"), which excludes "scores diluted by the use of tracked themes or other pre-existing music."
Greenwood's score contains roughly 35 minutes of original recordings and roughly 46 minutes of pre-existing work (including selections from the works of Arvo Pärt, as well as pieces in the public domain, such as Johannes Brahms' "Concerto in D Major"). Peripheral augmentation to the score included sporadic but minimal useage (15 minutes) of the artist's 2006 composition "Popcorn Superhet Receiver."
Monday, January 21, 2008
There Will Be Controversy
Kris Tapley over at the Red Carpet District has the best write up on it, but long story short, Jonny Greenwood's sure-fire nomination There Will Be Blood score has been disqualified from Oscar contention. Here's the run down: