The late Robbie Robertson was shortlisted for an Oscar on Thursday (Dec. 21), when the Academy of Movement Image Arts & Sciences revealed the shortlists in 10 classes. Robertson’s identify was shortlisted beneath finest unique rating for his work on Killers of the Flower Moon. A complete of 148 scores had been eligible, from which this shortlist was culled by members of the music department, who may even vote to find out the nominees.
This was the twelfth and final Martin Scorsese movie that Robertson labored on. Robertson, who died in June at age 80, is vying to turn into the primary composer to be nominated on this class posthumously because the legendary Bernard Herrmann was cited in 1976 for each Obsession and Taxi Driver.
The nominations for the 2024 Academy Awards can be introduced on Jan. 23. The awards can be offered on March 10. Ought to Robertson win, he could be the primary composer to win posthumously within the class since Larry Russell and Raymond Rasch received for Limelight in 1973, twenty years after the movie was launched.
John Williams was shortlisted for Indiana Jones and the Dial of Future. This is able to be Williams’ record-extending forty ninth nod in a scoring class and his fourth for a movie within the Indiana Jones franchise. In whole, it might be Williams’ 54th Oscar nomination (the opposite 5 are for finest unique music), which might pull him nearer to Walt Disney’s all-time file of 59 for a person.
Ludwig Göransson was shortlisted for his rating for Oppenheimer. The Swedish composer received on this class 5 years in the past for scoring Black Panther. He was nominated for an Oscar final 12 months for co-writing a music for the sequel.
Thomas Newman was shortlisted for Elemental. If he’s nominated, this may be his fifteenth nod within the class, a complete to this point achieved by solely eight composers in Oscar historical past. In contrast to them, although, he has but to win. Newman is the youngest son of the late Alfred Newman, who amassed 41 nominations on this class, successful a file 9 instances.
Mica Levi was shortlisted for the critically-acclaimed The Zone of Curiosity.The English composer was nominated on this class seven years in the past for Jackie.
Kris Bowers was shortlisted for The Coloration Purple, however fell brief together with his equally touted rating for Origin.
Different highly-touted scores that did not make the shortlist embrace Previous Lives (Christopher Bear, Daniel Rossen), The Peasants (Lukasz Rostowski), The Killer (Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross), Nyad (Alexandre Desplat) and Rustin (Branford Marsalis).
5 movies had been shortlisted for each finest unique rating and finest unique music – American Symphony, Barbie, The Coloration Purple, Killers of the Flower Moon and Spider-Man: Throughout the Spider-Verse.
Right here’s an entire record of the scores that had been shortlisted for finest unique rating.
American Fiction (Orion Footage/Amazon MGM)
American Symphony (Netflix)
Barbie (Warner Bros.)
Mark Ronson, Andrew Wyatt
The Boy and the Heron (GKids)
The Coloration Purple (Warner Bros.)
The Holdovers (Focus Options)
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Future (Disney)
Killers of the Flower Moon (Apple)
Oppenheimer (Common Footage)
Poor Issues (Searchlight Footage)
Society of the Snow (Netflix)
Spider-Man: Throughout the Spider-Verse (Sony Footage)
The Zone of Curiosity (A24)