‘Black Swan’ and ‘True Grit’ Scores Disqualified from the Oscar Race

‘The Kids Are All Right’ and ‘The Fighter’ scores are also in violation of the Academy's rules and won't be eligible.
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‘Black Swan’ and ‘True Grit’ Scores Disqualified from the Oscar Race

The Black Swan original score will not be eligible for The Academy AwardsVariety reports that the musical scores for Black Swan, True Grit, The Fighter and The Kids Are All Right have been disqualified from consideration for the Best Original Score at The Academy Awards.

The Black Swan and True Grit scores are ineligible because they are, "diluted by the use of tracked themes or other pre-existing music," according to a source. The Fighter and The Kids Are All Right scores are, "diminished in impact by the predominant use of songs," which goes against the Academy's strict music rules.

Clint Mansell's score for Black Swan is mainly adapted from the Tchaikofsky ballet Swan Lake, while Carter Burwell's True Grit is largely based on 19th Century hymns and wasn't "original" enough for the Academy. Carter Burwell also scored The Kids Are All Right, where the use of original songs took too much away from the score, like Michael Brook's score for The Fighter.

Black Swan was released December 3rd, 2010.

True Grit was released December 22nd, 2010.

The Fighter was released December 10th, 2010.

The Kids Are All Right was released July 9th, 2010.

Sources:Variety

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  • dan1 • 5 years ago

    Best Picture race:

    1. The Social Network

    2. The Social Network

    3. The Social Network

    4. The Social Network

    5. The Social Network

    6. The Social Network

    7. The Social Network

    8. The Social Network

    9. The Social Network

    10. The Social Network

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    • zanyzap • 5 years ago

      Best Picture race:

      1. The Social Network

      2. ...The Social Network

      3. The King's Speech

      4/5. Black Swan & The Fighter

      (Not my opinion. The Academy's).

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      • moviegeek • 5 years ago

        @Supes Exactly. I can't think of the last time I actually didn't know the outcome of Best Picture. I know Crash was a bit of an upset over Brokeback Mountain, but no one really cared too much about any of the films nominated that year. I want a year with several popular (yet still worthy) nominees that are all vying for the win. Not one winner and nine nominees. Ugh. I have my fingers crossed that next year will provide just that. 2011 will be the critically praised storm of a year :D Wait for it!

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        • dan1 • 5 years ago

          I like a close race, where the outcome cannot be predicted at all. One movie dominating is a snooze fest. The only time I've liked a shut out at the Oscars was with LOTR ROTK because it was like the Academy was waiting for the final film to be released before they really lavished the trilogy with its due praise. I didn't have a problem with that, because it was 3 years coming.

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          • shuabert • 5 years ago

            TSN deserves to win most things.

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            • daveactor7 • 5 years ago

              There are still other categories to look forwards too

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              • dan1 • 5 years ago

                @moviegeek1 I know... Oscars are gonna be boring to watch, with TSN and TS3 predictably winning between live action and animation.

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                • daveactor7 • 5 years ago

                  @moviegeek1 lol you never know.

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                  • moviegeek • 5 years ago

                    TSN is going to sweep most everything. It irritates me.

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                    • daveactor7 • 5 years ago

                      And they think that Hans Zimmers score for inception is original? It sounds like most of his other works...

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                      • daveactor7 • 5 years ago

                        Wow i wonder if Daft Punk got a nomination lol :P

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                        • narrator • 5 years ago

                          Wow, my comment below had a lot of typos. :P

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                          • mattbierwagen • 5 years ago

                            @Narrator agreed

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                            • chickflick • 5 years ago

                              Oh well

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                              • narrator • 5 years ago

                                That sucks an. I too hard great things about TG and BS. Balls. Here's hoping Hans Zimmer gets it for Inception. Fantastic score; rigid and raw.

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                                • cripple • 5 years ago

                                  Clint Mansell's score for Black Swan was one of the best of the year. I'm sure Carter Burwell did a very great job as well, I am seeing True Grit at midnight, I will know for sure then. This is very unfortunate news.

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                                  • messenger • 5 years ago

                                    I've never cared about awards, the couple that I've won I've hated to attend to receive them. But kudos to those who win and win big!

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                                    • zanyzap • 5 years ago

                                      Black Swan had a phenomenal score. More love for The Social Network? :P

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                                      • dan1 • 5 years ago

                                        They can make up for it by giving Portman her Oscar. That, or I'll be pissed.

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                                        • diaigma • 5 years ago

                                          Wow. That really bites. I've heard amazing things about True Grit's score, as well : /

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