‘The Hunger Games’ Score Makes Oscar’s Long List

James Newton Howard’s score for The Hunger Games is one of 104 that are eligible for an Oscar nomination, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today.

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences‘ Music Branch members will vote for no more than five of the 104 eligible movies announced today, with the five receiving the most votes becoming the nominations for final voting for the 85th Oscars. To be eligible, the original score must be a substantial body of music that serves as original dramatic underscoring, and must be written specifically for the motion picture by the submitting composer. Scores diluted by the use of tracked themes or other preexisting music, diminished in impact by the predominant use of songs, or assembled from the music of more than one composer shall not be eligible, the Academy said today.

For the complete list of eligible scores click here.

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