Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood's soundtrack ineligible for Oscar

Guitarist's film score won't be picking up a gong

Johnny Greenwood, Radiohead Pic: Dean Chalkley
Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood’s film score for the movie 'There Will Be Blood' has been deemed ineligible for an Oscar nomination.

The music branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences made the decision because “the majority of the music [on the score] was not composed specifically for the film”.

The decision was made after ballots for the Oscars were closed, meaning that judges had the chance to vote for the soundtrack before it was deemed ineligible.

Greenwood’s score lasts for 35 minutes, but in the film a further 46 minutes of pre-written music is featured, including 15 minutes of Greenwood’s 2006 work ‘Popcorn Superhet Receiver’.

Greenwood had been tipped as a potential Oscar winner before the news of the ineligibility was broken.


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