The Batman has made it to the Oscars shortlist! After submissions were made for the 2023 Oscars, the time to be introduced to this year’s Oscars nominees is inching closer and closer with time. While there is still a little over a month for the nominees to be officially announced, we have a sneak peek into what to expect as the shortlist of eligible contenders in ten categories has been announced.
With All Quite on the Western Front and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever leading the mentions in the shortlist, fans are quite excited to see who wins the race and ultimately ends up winning the crown. However, there seems to be a wave of disappointment as Robert Pattinson’s The Batman fails to occupy a space in the Original Score category, despite Michael Giacchino’s involvement.
The Batman Fails to be Shortlisted for Original Score
The ten categories that have their nominees shortlisted include International Feature Film, Documentary, Sound, Original Score, Original Song, Makeup and Hairstyling, Visual Effects, Live-Action Short Film, Documentary Short Subject, and Animated Short Film.
Among these categories, Robert Pattinson’s The Batman has been shortlisted for Sound, Visual Effects, Makeup and Hairstyling. Now while this is something to be excited about, fans couldn’t help but feel a hint of disappointment as the movie fails to get shortlisted for Original Score. Adding fuel to the fire, Don’t Worry Darling seems to have beat the superhero flick to get into the list. Needless to say, fans weren’t happy to see this as they took to Twitter to state why The Batman’s score given by Michael Giacchino deserved to be in Don’t Worry Darling’s spot.
I don’t remember any music at all in Don’t Worry Darling, which was one of the worst movies I’ve ever seen.
— Suzanner 🐾 (@SuserSuzanner) December 22, 2022
Criminal it wasnt nominated. I love the movie but the score had me jumping out my seat. I hummed it off tune for weeks after seeing it. Until My GF said I was butchering it lol. Then I stopped
— b. (@bm30000000) December 22, 2022
That main theme will go down as one of the most iconic original scores. It resonates with the theme of the movie- Vengeance. Also goosebumps everytime I hear that shit. Nothing short of a crime to snubb it.
— Hans Freak (@hans_freak) December 22, 2022
Another great film robbed at oscars and they wonder why people don't take it seriously anymore 🙄
— Matthew Coutts (@MatthewCoutts6) December 22, 2022
Can't believe this.I have seen both the movies.I can't even remember the score of Don't worry darling and on top of that movie was somewhat below average when you come to know the real intention behind the movie.But in terms of original score The Batman easily wins.
— Cape_Crusader (@CapeCrusader9) December 22, 2022
Apart from Don’t Worry Darling, other films that reached one step ahead of The Batman include Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, Babylon, Avatar: The Way of Water, and a few more.
Praise for Michael Giacchino’s The Batman Score
Giacchino’s score for The Batman perfectly differentiates between the character’s two personalities – Batman and Bruce Wayne. The score brings out the best in the movie as it keeps viewers on the edge of their seats thanks to the hint of mystery and suspense in it. The sound is dark, broody, and it perfectly fits Batman’s character.
A good score is one that manages to give the audience goosebumps whenever the music falls on their ears, which is exactly what Giacchino’s music did. With a runtime of 2 hours and 55 minutes, this film is by far the longest project Giacchino has scored, and how! The lengthy runtime failed to hither the composer with what he does best as he effortlessly made the whole movie-going experience worthwhile with his music!
It’s truly upsetting that The Batman wasn’t shortlisted in the Original Score category despite fans and critics falling head over heels for Giacchino’s work!
The Batman is available to stream on HBO Max.