Academy Qualifies 114 Scores for Oscars

Academy Qualifies 114 Scores for Oscars

Continuing 2013's theme of large fields, the number is 10 more than last year

The Oscars’ year of super-sizing continued on Thursday with the Academy announcing that 114 musical scores had qualified for the Best Original Score category.

The number was 10 more than qualified last year and 17 more than the previous year.

Hans Zimmer has two of the most high-profile scores in the running with “12 Years a Slave” and “Rush,” as well as a third in “Man of Steel.”

Other composers with multiple entries include Christophe Beck (“The Hangover Part III,” “The Internship,” “R.I.P.D.” and “Runner Runner”), Henry Jablonsky (“Captain Phillips,” “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” and “Turbo”), Thomas Newman (“Saving Mr. Banks” and “Side Effects”) and Danny Elfman (“Epic” and “Oz the Great and Powerful”).

While a number of past Oscar winners are in the running, including Howard Shore, Michael Giacchino, Randy Newman and five-time winner and 48-time nominee John Williams, the list also includes William Butler and Owen Pallett of the Arcade Fire, whose score for “Her” has brought them into a new arena.

Among the films whose music was not submitted were “Nebraska,” with a score that leaned heavily on previously written material; “Inside Llewyn Davis,” which largely uses songs in place of a traditional score; and “American Hustle,” which also relies on period songs instead of a score.

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Scores missing from the list include Gustavo Santaolalla's for “August: Osage County,” Brian Reitzell and Daniel Lopatin's for “The Bling Ring,” Dickon Hinchliffe's for “Out of the Furnace” and Cliff Martinez and Skillrex's for “Spring Breakers.” All of the scores are included in the “for your consideration” listings on those films’ screeners, but none of the scores were submitted to the Academy, according to an AMPAS spokesperson.

For the first time, the nominated scores will be performed in a special AMPAS- hosted concert at UCLA's Royce Hall three days before next year's Oscar show. Nominated composers will be invited to conduct an orchestra playing 10-minute suites from their scores, while the performers of the nominated songs will also be invited to participate.

The list:

“Admission,” Stephen Trask
“Ain't Them Bodies Saints,” Daniel Hart
“All Is Lost,” Alex Ebert
“Alone Yet Not Alone,” William Ross
“The Armstrong Lie,” David Kahne
“Arthur Newman,” Nick Urata
“At Any Price,” Dickon Hinchliffe
“Austenland,” Ilan Eshkeri
“Before Midnight,” Graham Reynolds
“The Best Man Holiday,” Stanley Clarke
“The Book Thief,” John Williams
“The Butterfly's Dream,” Rahman Altin
“The Call,” John Debney
“Captain Phillips,” Henry Jackman
“Closed Circuit,” Joby Talbot
“The Company You Keep,” Cliff Martinez
“The Conjuring,” Joseph Bishara
“Copperhead,” Laurent Eyquem
“The Counselor,” Daniel Pemberton
“The Croods,” Alan Silvestri
“Despicable Me 2,” Heitor Pereira
“Elysium,” Ryan Amon
“Ender's Game,” Steve Jablonsky
“Enough Said,” Marcelo Zarvos
“Epic,” Danny Elfman
“Ernest & Celestine,” Vincent Courtois
“Escape from Planet Earth,” Aaron Zigman
“Escape from Tomorrow,” Abel Korzeniowski
“Evil Dead,” Roque Baños
“47 Ronin,” Ilan Eshkeri
“42,” Mark Isham
“Free Birds,” Dominic Lewis
“Free China: The Courage to Believe,” Tony Chen
“Fruitvale Station,” Ludwig Goransson
“G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” Henry Jackman
“Gangster Squad,” Steve Jablonsky
“Gravity,” Steven Price
“The Great Gatsby,” Craig Armstrong
“The Hangover Part III,” Christophe Beck
“Hansel & Gretel Witch Hunters,” Atli Ã-rvarsson
“Haute Cuisine,” Gabriel Yared
“Her,” William Butler and Owen Pallett
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” Howard Shore
“Hollywood Seagull,” Evgeny Shchukin
“Hours,” Benjamin Wallfisch
“How Sweet It Is,” Matt Dahan
“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” James Newton Howard
“Identity Thief,” Christopher Lennertz
“The Incredible Burt Wonderstone,” Lyle Workman
“Insidious: Chapter 2,” Joseph Bishara
“Instructions Not Included,” Carlo Siliotto
“The Internship,” Christophe Beck
“The Invisible Woman,” Ilan Eshkeri
“Iron Man 3,” Brian Tyler
“Jack the Giant Slayer,” John Ottman
“Jobs,” John Debney
“Kamasutra 3D,” Sreejith Edavana and Saachin Raj Chelory
“Labor Day,” Rolfe Kent
“Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” Rodrigo Leão
“Live at the Foxes Den,” Jack Holmes
“Love Is All You Need,” Johan Söderqvist
“Mama,” Fernando Velázquez
“Man of Steel,” Hans Zimmer
“Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,” Alex Heffes
“The Missing Picture,” Marc Marder
“Monsters University,” Randy Newman
“The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones,” Atli Ã-rvarsson
“Mud,” David Wingo
“Murph: The Protector,” Chris Irwin and Jeff Widenhofer
“Now You See Me,” Brian Tyler
“Oblivion,” Anthony Gonzalez and Joseph Trapanese
“Oldboy,” Roque Baños
“Olympus Has Fallen,” Trevor Morris
“Oz The Great and Powerful,” Danny Elfman
“Pacific Rim,” Ramin Djawadi
“Pain & Gain,” Steve Jablonsky
“Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters,” Andrew Lockington
“Philomena,” Alexandre Desplat
“The Place beyond the Pines,” Mike Patton
“Planes,” Mark Mancina
“Prisoners,” Jóhann Jóhannsson
“R.I.P.D.,” Christophe Beck
“Reaching for the Moon,” Marcelo Zarvos
“Romeo & Juliet,” Abel Korzeniowski
“Runner Runner,” Christophe Beck
“Rush,” Hans Zimmer
“Safe Haven,” Deborah Lurie
“Salinger,” Lorne Balfe
“Saving Mr. Banks,” Thomas Newman
“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” Theodore Shapiro
“Short Term 12,” Joel P. West
“Side Effects,” Thomas Newman
“The Smurfs 2,” Heitor Pereira
“The Spectacular Now,” Rob Simonsen
“Star Trek Into Darkness,” Michael Giacchino
Stoker,” Clint Mansell
“Thor: The Dark World,” Brian Tyler
“Tim's Vermeer,” Conrad Pope
“Trance,” Rick Smith
“Turbo,” Henry Jackman
“12 Years a Slave,” Hans Zimmer
“2 Guns,” Clinton Shorter
“The Ultimate Life,” Mark McKenzie
“Unfinished Song,” Laura Rossi
“Wadjda,” Max Richter
“Walking with Dinosaurs,” Paul Leonard-Morgan
“Warm Bodies,” Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders
“We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks,” Will Bates
“We're the Millers,” Theodore Shapiro and Ludwig Goransson
“What Maisie Knew,” Nick Urata
“Why We Ride,” Steven Gutheinz
“The Wind Rises,” Joe Hisaishi
“Winnie Mandela,” Laurent Eyquem
“The Wolverine,” Marco Beltrami