Thursday, November 13, 2008

Dark Knight Score Not Eligible For Oscar Contention

Crappy news, the brilliant score for 'The Dark Knight' will not be considered for an Oscar as it has been disqualified by the executive committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Variety says that formal letters confirming the disqualification will be sent to composers Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard, who worked on the music.

The issue was that five names were listed as composers on the music cue sheet, the official studio document that lists every piece of music, its duration and copyright owner.

Zimmer and Newton Howard's collaboration on 'Batman Begins' was also disqualified in 2005.

Previously Zimmer said that putting multiple names on the cue sheet was a way of financially rewarding team members who had helped make the score a success.