“The Batman” did not make it onto the Best Original Score shortlist for the 95th Oscars, and the fans got disheartened by the news.
The shortlists for ten categories at the 2018 Academy Awards were published by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Wednesday. The Batman by Matt Reeves made the shortlists in three categories—makeup and hairstyling, sound, and visual effects—but it was omitted from the list in the one where most people believed it should have been a viable contender. Michael Giacchino, the film’s composer, was disappointed that The Batman didn’t make the Best Music shortlist (Original Score).
‘THE BATMAN’ did not make it onto the Best Original Score shortlist for the Oscars. pic.twitter.com/S0EFNd5Dlq— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) December 21, 2022
Instead, 15 more scores have been included on the shortlist before an official nomination announcement. All Quiet on the Western Front, Avatar: The Way of Water, Babylon, The Banshees of Inisherin, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Devotion, Don’t Worry Darling, Everything Everywhere All at Once, Glass Onion, Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, The Fabelmans, Nope, She Said, The Woman King, and Women Talking are a few of these movies.
Fans of the film are not happy about the rejection. To see what they’re saying, keep scrolling.
It was one of the most streamed musical scores of 2022 in cinema compositions because before the movie came out, audiences were already hooked on the score, and it hit various music charts.
One of the more stunning developments was the failure of Michael Giacchino’s outstanding music for “The Batman” to make the Best Original Score shortlist. It surprised everyone because, according to many Oscars pundits, Giacchino’s epic score for the superhero film with Robert Pattinson in the title character would undoubtedly be nominated for an Oscar and was already considered a front-runner to take home the prize. Sadly, it was even unable to reach the shortlist.
I’m sorry i just can’t believe The Batman didn’t get shortlisted for best score when this scene literally EXISTS pic.twitter.com/GJIVTPV6mo— sabrina 🦇 (@nightwaynes) December 21, 2022
Every film review lauded the soundtrack and dubbed it one of the greatest of the year. Therefore, it is not surprising that the Academy’s decision was met with resentment.
The Academy’s decision to omit “The Batman” from such a significant category has severely outraged fans, who aren’t afraid to criticize the organization.
The score from The Batman was one of the most memorable parts. I can’t believe it didn’t get shortlisted for score. pic.twitter.com/fsjxCGj24D— Harley (@harleysuniverse) December 21, 2022
THE BATMAN not even making the Oscar shortlist for Best Original Score is criminal pic.twitter.com/UvvzskWjNu— Matt Neglia (@NextBestPicture) December 21, 2022
“The Batman” is a 2022 American superhero-based film created on the DC Comics character Batman. It is a sequel of the Batman film series, produced by DC Films, 6th & Idaho, and Dylan Clark Productions and released by Warner Bros.
Matt Reeves, who co-wrote the screenplay with Peter Craig, directed the movie. Along with Colin Farrell, Paul Dano, Zoe Kravitz, Jeffrey Wright, Peter Sarsgaard, John Turturro, and Andy Serkis, it features Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne/Batman. The Riddler (Dano), a serial killer who preys on Gotham City’s elite, is being sought after by Batman, who has been combating crime in the city for two years.
The superhero movie with the highest Rotten Tomatoes score of the year, ‘The Batman,’ grossed more than $770 million worldwide.