Collider has the disappointing news that the Academy’s unpredictable music branch has disqualified this year’s scores from three top composers: Carter Burwell, Michael Brook and Clint Mansell.

[Mansell’s] work for Darren Aronofsky‚Äôs Black Swan has been deemed ineligible for Oscar consideration due to its usage of music from Tchaikovsky‚Äôs Swan Lake…

According to Variety, Carter Burwell’s scores for True Grit and The Kids Are All Right (which he composed alongside Nathan Larson and Craig Wedren) and Michael Brook’s work on The Fighter have also been disqualified.

Confounding logic or any readily apparent consistent standards, the music branch says The King’s Speech score by Alexandre Desplat is good to go, despite the extensive presence of classical pieces on the soundtrack.

(thanks, Marshall)

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