Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Contenders for 2012 Music Oscars Revealed

Adele is officially ELIGIBLE for the Oscar.

It's that time of year. AMPAS has announced the lists of eligible films for its music categories. 104 films are eligible for Best Original Score. All of my predictions made the list. (Press release) Also, 75 songs are eligible for Best Original Song. "Who Were We?" from Holy Motors didn't make the cut, but the rest of my predictions did. (Press release)

See both lists after the cut.

Films Eligible for Best Original Score:

       "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," Henry Jackman, composer
       "After the Wizard," Stephen Main, composer
       "Alex Cross," John Debney and Sebastian Morton, composers
       "The Amazing Spider-Man," James Horner, composer
       "Anna Karenina," Dario Marianelli, composer
       "Argo," Alexandre Desplat, composer
       "Battleship," Steve Jablonsky, composer
       "The Bay," Marcelo Zarvos, composer
       "Beasts of the Southern Wild," Dan Romer and Benh Zeitlin, composers
       "Being Flynn," Damon Gough, composer
       "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," Thomas Newman, composer
       "Big Miracle," Cliff Eidelman, composer
       "Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story," David Cieri, composer
       "Brave," Patrick Doyle, composer
       "Brooklyn Castle," B. Satz, composer
       "Chasing Ice," J. Ralph, composer
       "Chasing Mavericks," Chad Fischer, composer
       "Chicken with Plums," Olivier Bernet, composer
       "Chimpanzee," Nicholas Hooper, composer
       "Cloud Atlas," Reinhold Heil and Johnny Klimek, composers
       "Compliance," Heather McIntosh, composer
       "Contraband," Clinton Shorter, composer
       "The Dark Knight Rises," Hans Zimmer, composer
       "Dark Shadows," Danny Elfman, composer
       "Darling Companion," James Newton Howard, composer
       "Deadfall," Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders, composers
       "The Dictator," Erran Baron Cohen, composer
       "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax," John Powell, composer
       "End of Watch," David Sardy, composer
       "Ethel," Miriam Cutler, composer
       "Flight," Alan Silvestri, composer
       "For a Good Time, Call..." John Swihart, composer
       "For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada," James Horner, composer
       "Frankenweenie," Danny Elfman, composer
       "Fun Size," Deborah Lurie, composer
       "Girl in Progress," Christopher Lennertz, composer
       "The Grey," Marc Streitenfeld, composer
       "The Guilt Trip," Christophe Beck, composer
       "Hidden Moon," Luis Bacalov, composer
       "Hitchcock," Danny Elfman, composer
       "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," Howard Shore, composer
       "Hotel Transylvania," Mark Mothersbaugh, composer
       "House at the End of the Street," Theo Green, composer
       "The Hunger Games," James Newton Howard, composer
       "Hyde Park on Hudson," Jeremy Sams, composer
       "Ice Age Continental Drift," John Powell, composer
       "The Impossible," Fernando Velázquez, composer
       "Jack Reacher," Joe Kraemer, composer
       "John Carter," Michael Giacchino, composer
       "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island," Andrew Lockington, composer
       "Lawless," Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, composers
       "Life of Pi," Mychael Danna, composer
       "Lincoln," John Williams, composer
       "Lola Versus," Will Bates and Philip Mossman, composers
       "Looper," Nathan Johnson, composer
       "The Lucky One," Mark Isham, composer
       "LUV," Nuno Malo, composer
       "The Man with the Iron Fists," RZA and Howard Drossin, composers
       "Marvel's The Avengers," Alan Silvestri, composer
       "The Master," Jonny Greenwood, composer
       "Men in Black 3," Danny Elfman, composer
       "Middle of Nowhere," Kathryn Bostic, composer
       "Mirror Mirror," Alan Menken, composer
       "The Odd Life of Timothy Green," Geoff Zanelli, composer
       "On the Road," Gustavo Santaolalla, composer
       "The Pardon," Ashley Irwin, composer
       "Parental Guidance," Marc Shaiman, composer
       "People Like Us," A.R. Rahman, composer
       "The Possession," Anton Sanko, composer
       "Prometheus," Marc Streitenfeld, composer
       "Promised Land," Danny Elfman, composer
       "The Raid: Redemption," Mike Shinoda and Joseph Trapanese, composers
       "Red Tails," Terence Blanchard, composer
       "Rise of the Guardians," Alexandre Desplat, composer
       "Ruby Sparks," Nick Urata, composer
       "Safe House," Ramin Djawadi, composer
       "Safety Not Guaranteed," Ryan Miller, composer
       "Saint Dracula," Sreevalsan J. Menon, composer
       "Savages," Adam Peters, composer
       "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World," Rob Simonsen and Jonathan Sadoff, composers
       "The Sessions," Marco Beltrami, composer
       "Sinister," Christopher Young, composer
       "Skyfall," Thomas Newman, composer
       "Smashed," Eric D. Johnson and Andy Cabic, composers
       "Snow White and the Huntsman," James Newton Howard, composer
       "Taken 2," Nathaniel Mechaly, composer
       "Ted," Walter Murphy, composer
       "Think Like a Man," Christopher Lennertz, composer
       "This Means War," Christophe Beck, composer
       "A Thousand Words," John Debney, composer
       "The Three Stooges," John Debney, composer
       "Trashed," Vangelis, composer
       "Trouble with the Curve," Marco Beltrami, composer
       "21 Jump Street," Mark Mothersbaugh, composer
       "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2," Carter Burwell, composer
       "Until They Are Home," Jamie Dunlap, composer
       "War of the Worlds The True Story," Jamie Hall, composer
       "The Watch," Christophe Beck, composer
       "West of Memphis," Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, composers
       "Where Do We Go Now?" Khaled Mouzanar, composer
       "Won't Back Down," Marcelo Zarvos, composer
       "The Words," Marcelo Zarvos, composer
       "Wreck-It Ralph," Henry Jackman, composer
       "Zero Dark Thirty," Alexandre Desplat, composer

Films Eligible for Best Original Song:

       "For You" from "Act of Valor"
       "Metaphorical Blanket" from "Any Day Now"
       "Let It Rain" from "Being Flynn"
       "Learn Me Right" from "Brave"
       "Touch the Sky" from "Brave"
       "Airport" from "Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best"
       "Come on Girl" from "Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best"
       "Someday" from "Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best"
       "Protect the King" from "Brooklyn Castle"
       "California Solo" from "California Solo"
       "Casa De Mi Padre" from "Casa De Mi Padre"
       "Del Cielo" from "Casa De Mi Padre"
       "Yo No Se" from "Casa De Mi Padre"
       "No Other Plans" from "Celeste and Jesse Forever"
       "Before My Time" from "Chasing Ice"
       "By the Light of the Moon" from "Crossroad"
       "The Sambola! International Dance Craze" from "Damsels in Distress"
       "When You Comin' Home" from "Darling Companion"
       "Death by China" from "Death by China"
       "Delhi Safari" from "Delhi Safari"
       "Ancora Qui" from "Django Unchained"
       "Freedom" from "Django Unchained"
       "100 Black Coffins" from "Django Unchained"
       "Who Did That to You?" from "Django Unchained"
       "How Bad Can I Be?" from "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax"
       "Let It Grow" from "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax"
       "Thneedville" from "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax"
       "Ain't No Train" from "Downtown Express"
       "You Don't Have to Be a Star" from "Fame High"
       "Jose's Martyrdom" from "For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada"
       "Strange Love" from "Frankenweenie"
       "Voodoo" from "Halloween Party"
       "Luna Nascosta" from "Hidden Moon"
       "Song of the Lonely Mountain" from "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
       "Abraham's Daughter" from "The Hunger Games"
       "Master of the Seas" from "Ice Age Continental Drift"
       "We Are" from "Ice Age Continental Drift"
       "Looking for a Sign" from "Jeff, Who Lives at Home"
       "From Here to the Moon and Back" from "Joyful Noise"
       "He's Everything" from "Joyful Noise"
       "I'm Yours" from "Joyful Noise"
       "Wide Awake" from "Katy Perry: Part of Me"
       "Cosmonaut" from "Lawless"
       "Beaten Up and Broken Down" from "Least among Saints"
       "Suddenly" from "Les Misérables"
       "Pi's Lullaby" from "Life of Pi"
       "When I Grow Up" from "Losing Control"
       "Love Always Comes as a Surprise" from "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted"
       "Ladies of Tampa" from "Magic Mike"
       "The Baddest Man Alive" from "The Man with the Iron Fists"
       "This Gift" from "The Odd Life of Timothy Green"
       "Still Alive" from "Paul Williams Still Alive"
       "Dotted Line" from "People Like Us"
       "Snake Eyes" from "Promised Land"
       "Razors.Out" from "The Raid: Redemption"
       "I'm Not Leaving" from "Re:Generation"
       "Still Dream" from "Rise of the Guardians"
       "Undercover Love" from "Rock of Ages"
       "Big Machine" from "Safety Not Guaranteed"
       "I Be Here" from "Saint Dracula"
       "I Have Secrets" from "Saint Dracula"
       "Skyfall" from "Skyfall"
       "Breath of Life" from "Snow White and the Huntsman"
       "Gone" from "Snow White and the Huntsman"
       "One Wing" from "Sparkle"
       "Not Running Anymore" from "Stand Up Guys"
       "Feel Love" from "Struck by Lightning"
       "Everybody Needs a Best Friend" from "Ted"
       "Never Had" from "10 Years"
       "Dull Tool" from "This Is 40"
       "She Won't Let Go" from "Until They Are Home"
       "Kiss Me Goodbye" from "Virginia"
       "Anything Made of Paper" from "West of Memphis"
       "Hashishet Albi" from "Where Do We Go Now?"
       "When Can I See You Again?" from "Wreck-It Ralph"


  1. So combining the two categories, all of your predictions except one made the list. Well done! ;-)

    Of all the movies in this post, I've only seen MIB 3 & Marigold Hotel. When I get over being sick, I need to make an effort to get out and see a few new movies. Sadly where we live, in the backwoods of Virginia, there aren't many good theaters. :-)

    1. Thanks! I was hoping Holy Motors could sneak into Original Song. Oh well. Makeup and Hairstyling is still a possibility.

      Well, I haven't even seen Men in Black 2 yet, so don't feel bad. ;)

    2. The MIB movies probably aren't great cinema, but they're a lot of fun. Tommy Lee Jones & Will Smith play off each other very well, and the aliens are imaginatively conceived and just freaking cool. Plus they're among a handful of movies my whole family -- including my action/comedy buff husband, my arthouse film loving daughter, and the two younger kids -- ALL enjoy. So that's always a treat.

    3. Yeah, I enjoyed the first one, but I somehow missed the sequel. If MIB 3 gets nominated, I'll definitely finish the trilogy ASAP.

  2. Glad to see Skyfall making the list in both categories! I hope Zimmer gets nominated for TDKR.

  3. Thanks for these! I was wondering whether TDKR would be eligible, since it is mostly taken from what Zimmer and Howard did with the other films. Alas, I'd be stoked if it made the cut!

    Plus, I like how 'Ladies of Tampa' from Magic Mike is eligible. Maybe Matthew McConaughey will get two Oscar noms this year :P

    1. You're welcome. It would be awesome if it got nominated!

      Haha. You never know with the Academy. ;)