According to Deadline, the Birdman score has been disqualfied from competing for the Best Original Score category. The score, composed by Antonio Sanchez was left off the December 12 list of eligible films. Now an appeal that was filed has been denied.
What does it mean? Sanchez’s drum heavy score was deemed not eligible to compete. The rule states, “scores diluted by use of tracked themes or other pre-existing music, diminished in impact by the predominant use of songs, or assembled from the music of more than one composer shall not be eligible.”
The full list of films eligible for Best Original Score was posted here. Take a listen to the score below and tell us your thoughts.