Feature Ivan Radford 25 Feb 2013 - 07:00
In the wake of the Oscars, Ivan looks at the year's nominees, and argues that it's time the Academy changed its music categories...
It’s February. People are talking about John Williams. It must be Oscar season again. And this year, it’s a fairly traditional bunch: Alexandre Desplat, John Williams, Thomas Newman and Dario Marianelli are all familiar faces on the ballot sheet, with only Mychael Danna offering a relative shot of fresh blood.
So, is it time the Academy Awards introduced a few more changes to its music categories?
Back in the 1930s, Best Music (Scoring) was the award composers coveted, a gong given out to pre-existing musicals and brand new work alike. In 1938, the music prize was split into two: Original Score and Scoring, allowing new work (Korngold's The Adventures Of Robin Hood) to be rewarded while still celebrating the wealth »
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