The time of the Oscars is always a time filled with trials and tribulations. Matt Reeves’ The Batman and Olivia Wilde’s Don’t Worry Darling found themselves on the cusp of getting nominated for the best original score.
Due to reasons unknown, the Oscars decided to land itself in the hands of Don’t Worry Darling. Displeased fans raised their voices as they felt that the Olivia Wilde movie did not deserve the nomination. Especially over Reeves’ The Batman.
When The Batman Lost To Olivia Wilde’s Don’t Worry Darling
With the Oscars all set to consider and declare the winner of the year, fans rally around their favorite movies and the best of the best projects for the year 2022. This year proved to be fruitful for a number of movies but two films deserve special credit for the Oscars.
Matt Reeves shined behind the camera for his work on the grim DC adaptation of The Batman. The movie featured the grimness and brutality of Gotham City while Robert Pattinson gave a performance of a lifetime in this movie. On the other hand, Olivia Wilde found herself embroiled in controversies when her movie Don’t Worry Darling was about to release.
Although both movies feature different themes, storylines, motives, and much else, both movies were considered for an Oscar award. The Batman and Don’t Worry Darling were considered for the “Best Original Score” category at the Oscars. The resulting decision surprised the audiences as Don’t Worry Darling was given the go-ahead while The Batman stayed behind missing the Oscars nod.
Salty fans of the movie took to Twitter to point out the alleged unfairness and in the process, also dissed the Florence Pugh and Harry Styles starter flick.
Me to the Oscar voter that voted Don’t Worry Darling over The Batman for best original scorepic.twitter.com/30w6A0EC8u
— BLURAYANGEL 🦇 (@blurayangel) December 21, 2022
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
Don't Worry Darling was more entertaining outside of the movie than The Batman is the only reason it's on there pic.twitter.com/VkoTQHVmgL
— PEAK CINEMA+ 🎥 (@drip_marvel) December 21, 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
The Batman not on the shortlist for Score and Nope not on the shortlist for sound. This is gonna be a rough year.
— Andrew Mohrman (@andrew_mohrman) 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
Fans still lay in disbelief at how Don’t Worry Darling was considered for the Oscars, especially all the controversies involved off-camera. Reports of actors quarreling and spitting on each other during the Red Carpet event made their way around the Internet after which Harry Styles received a lot of hatred and backlash.
How Don’t Worry Darling Dragged Across The Finish Line
With a multitude of controversies surrounding the movie, Olivia Wilde directed Don’t Worry Darling barely managed to reach the finish line. The controversies ranged from sexual allegations between co-stars to allegedly spitting on the Red Carpet premiere, the film has seen it all. Attached to this project were stars Florence Pugh, Chris Pine, Harry Styles, and Olivia Wilde herself.
The movie currently stands at a record low of 38% on Rotten Tomatoes with a 6.2/10 rating on IMDB to accompany it. The Batman on the other hand stands at a strength of 85% on Rotten Tomatoes and 7.8/10 on IMDB.
The Batman and Don’t Worry Darling are available to stream on HBO Max.