The Dark Knight’s attempt to get Oscar nominations has hit a little snag.
The score for the movie has been disqualified by the executive committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from Oscar contention. Apparently, the score for Batman Begins was also disqualified in 2005.
The issue the committee had with the Batman score was that five names were listed as the composers on the music sheet. But according to Hans Zimmer the names were only put in the sheet as a way of financially rewarding some of the music team who helped make the overall work. The primary composers are Zimmer and James Newton Howard. The rest of the team have already issued an affidavit stating that the two composers are the main work of the two.
But it looks like even an affidavit is not enough.