Arcade Fire and M83 are among the artists and composers whose work has appeared on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences list of film scores eligible for this year’s Oscar for Best Original Score. According to Deadline, the final group of five nominees will be selected from a pool of 114 film scores. Arcade Fire’s work for Spike Jonze‘s upcoming romance Her made the list, as did M83’s soundtrack for last spring’s sci-fi epic Oblivion which starred Tom Cruise.
- Also arriving on the list from the rock world was Faith No More frontman Mike Patton, whose score for The Place Beyond The Pines made the initial cut.
- It was almost three years ago that Nine Inch Nails main man Trent Reznor and collaborator Atticus Ross won the Oscar for the score to The Social Network.
- Reznor recalled doing Hollywood’s “pre-awards circuit” of events, parties and luncheons for the first time:
- “Going to all those events, with this kind of camaraderie of the team of people that made this film that you all really believe in and feel great about, and getting to see those guys, and watching everybody like a little team, going through all this experience and receiving accolades for work that you believe in — that was fun. I mean, the length of it and the depth of it and some of the incredible tedium of it…aside from that, it was an interesting experience.”
- The 2014 Oscar nominations will be announced on January 16th, with the 86th Annual Academy Awards set to take place on March 2nd.