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“Criminal it wasn’t nominated”: Fans Lose Faith in Oscars After Academy Preferred Don’t Worry Darling Over Robert Pattinson’s The Batman

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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.

Robert Pattinson
Robert Pattinson as Batman in The Batman

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.

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The Batman Fails to be Shortlisted for Original Score

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Composer Michael Giacchino

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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.

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.

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Praise for Michael Giacchino’s The Batman Score

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The Batman’s music given by Michael Giacchino

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.

Source: Twitter

Written by Mishkaat Khan

Mishkaat is a medical student who found solace in content writing. Having worked in the industry for about three years, she has written about everything from medicine to literature and is now happy to enlight you about the world of entertainment. When not writing, she can be found obsessing over supernatural beings through books and TV.