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‘They really voted Don’t Worry Darling over The Batman?’: Fans Cry Foul as Olivia Wilde Movie Downs the Batman’s Epic Original Score at Oscars 2023


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.

Matt Reeve's The Batman had an amazing original music score.
Matt Reeve’s The Batman had an amazing original music score.

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.

The Batman lost to Don't Worry Darling.
The Batman lost to Don’t Worry Darling.

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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.

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.

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How Don’t Worry Darling Dragged Across The Finish Line

A scene from Don't Worry Darling (2022).
A scene from Don’t Worry Darling (2022).

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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.

Source: Twitter

Written by Visarg Acharya

Visarg Acharya joined FandomWire in 2022 as a Content Writer. Along with a penchant for writing, Visarg claims that words are the only true language made for him. Currently pursuing his B.Sc in Physics, the combination of Physics and Marvel make up for an interesting talk. Visarg Acharya has authored over 500 articles and reads books in his spare time along with an occasional series to accompany him.