9 items from 2012
The Oscars are almost upon us, and the past few weeks have treated us to the shortlists competing in a number of categories, including Best Animated Feature, Best Visual Effects, Best Documentary, and Best Original Score.
With the nominations announcement creeping ever closer at the start of next month, the Academy have now announced a seventy-five-long list of songs that are eligible in the Best Original Song category.
Tom Hooper’s highly anticipated Les Misérables is also in the running with Suddenly, composed specifically for the film, and it should be great to see how it’s received both by audiences and the Academy in the coming weeks.
We’ve got plenty of choices from animated films in the mix – the animated ones are often the strongest »
- Kenji Lloyd
The Oscars are a little over two months away, and with so many fantastic films released throughout this year, the anticipation surrounding the announcement of the nominations next month is running on high.
So far, we’ve had the shortlists for the Best Animated Feature, the Best Visual Effects, and the Best Documentary categories.
Now the Academy has announced the list of 104 films that are eligible in the Best Original Score category, and it’s going to be very interesting to see what makes the final cut come nominations time next month.
I think Hans Zimmer’s score for The Dark Knight Rises is, hopefully, a lock, because it is amazing. I also loved James Horner’s score for The Amazing Spider-Man, but can’t decide whether or not I think it will earn a nomination.
- Kenji Lloyd
Indian composer A.R. Rahman is in the Oscar race once again for the original score at the 85thAcademy Awards. His composition for the film “”People Like Us” has found place in the long list of 104 composers vying for the nominations.
Rahman won two Academy Awards for Best Original Music Score and Best Original Song at the 81st Academy Awards in 2009 for “Slumdog Millionaire”.
104 scores from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2012 are in contention for nominations in the Original Score category.
The 85th Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Thursday, January 10, 2013.
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on February 24, 2013. The eligible scores along with their composers are listed below in alphabetical order by film title:
One hundred four scores from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2012 are in contention for nominations in the Original Score category for the 85th Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today. As noted by various online Oscar pundits, most noticeably missing is Moonrise Kingdom. A Reminder List of works submitted in the Original Score category will be made available with a nominations ballot to all members of the Music Branch, who shall vote in the order of their preference for not more than five achievements. The five achievements receiving the highest number of votes will become the nominations for final voting for the award. Click Here for the complete rules.
The eligible scores along with their composers are listed below »
- Michelle McCue
As far as I'm concerned, the two most memorable scores of the year belong to Cloud Atlas and Beasts of the Southern Wild. That said, I made an egregious and unforgivable mistake when filling out my Critics' Choice nominations and forgot to include not one of them, but Both of them! Shame. I feel it. Now I have to hope my fellow Bfca members came through where I failed. However, we will discuss Critics' Choice nominations more on the upcoming episodes of the RopeofSilicon podcast, for now we're talking Oscar as the Academy has released a complete list of all 104 original scores competing for Best Original Score at the 2013 Oscars. I have not yet posted my predictions for Best Original Score and while I am making a fuss above concerning Cloud Atlas and Beasts of the Southern Wild, I think both of those stand a very strong chance at a nomination this year. »
- Brad Brevet
Tomorrow, June 5, Abkco Records will digitally release the original soundtrack to the FilmDistrict feature "Safety Not Guaranteed." Directed by Colin Trevorrow and written by Derek Connolly, the film stars Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass, Jake Johnson and Karan Soni, and features an original score written and performed by Ryan Miller, the singer, guitarist and founder of the alternative rock group Guster.
The soundtrack album is bookended by “Big Machine,” the opening cut written by Miller and performed in the film by Mark Duplass’ character, with the closing cut a studio recording of the song performed by Duplass -- an accomplished musician in his own right.
Other soundtrack highlights include Guster’s “Architects And Engineers,” along with Philadelphia-based indie band Summer Fiction's “She’s Bound To Get Hurt,” the Hoppin’ Haole Brothers’ ukulele-powered “Litter Box Beach” and Hearts On Fire's “Hard On Your Man” -- an unreleased track from a band that included Bob “Woody” Trevorrow, »
- Edward Davis
Premiering in the UK last month at Sundance London, Safety Not Guaranteed was my favourite film of the festival, and if you haven’t seen it yet, you need to watch the trailer right now.
Starring Aubrey Plaza and Mark Duplass in the leads, the film marks Colin Trevorrow’s directorial debut and Derek Connolly’s writing debut, and they make one of the finest debuts in recent years, earning the film every one of its five stars in our review.
“From the producers of Little Miss Sunshine – When an unusual classified ad inspires three cynical Seattle magazine employees to look for the story behind it, they discover a mysterious eccentric named Kenneth, a likable but paranoid supermarket clerk, who believes hes solved the riddle of time travel and intends to depart again soon. Together, they embark on a hilarious, smart, and unexpectedly heartfelt journey that reveals how far believing can take you. »
- Kenji Lloyd
Mark Duplass has done it all on a film set -- writing, directing, editing, producing, acting -- and in "Safety Not Guaranteed" he adds another credit to his already-lengthy IMDb page: playing the zither.
Duplass -- who was the lead singer of the band Volcano, I'm Still Excited!! -- stars in the upcoming offbeat indie romance as Kenneth, a Washington state resident who places a classified ad in his local paper looking for a time travel partner. (If that sounds familiar, it's likely because you remember the 2005 classified ad-cum-internet meme on which the film is loosely based: "Wanted: Someone to go back in time with me. This is not a joke. You'll get paid after we get back. Must bring your own weapons. Safety not guaranteed. I have only done this once before.")
Rather than go for the easy joke, "Safety Not Guaranteed" features ample pathos, as Kenneth forms a »
- The Huffington Post
Let’s start with the bottom line: Safety Not Guaranteed is one of the best films of the year. Aubrey Plaza is phenomenal in the lead as Darius Britt, a magazine intern who goes undercover to investigate a man looking for a partner to travel back in time with.
Colin Trevorrow makes an absolutely fantastic feature directorial debut from a terrific script by Derek Connolly (also making his feature debut), and along with the Duplass brothers on board as executive producers, they’ve assembled a brilliant co-leading cast featuring Jake Johnson as Darius’ higher-up, Karan Soni as a fellow intern, and Mark Duplass himself as Kenneth, the man who puts out the following ad:
Wanted: Someone to go back in time with me. This is not a joke. You’ll get paid after we get back. Must bring your own weapons. I have only done this once before. Safety Not Guaranteed. »
- Kenji Lloyd
9 items from 2012