Amateur composer and film-buff. That about sums it up.
University of Bucharest
Joined on 1/21/08
I know I'm a bit late on this comment but my opinion is that the oscar for original music is always decided after the weight of the movie or toher perspectives - for example the movie gets an oscar for music because another movie took the main oscars and the academy wants to 'compensate' it giving the oscar for original music. (Like in case of 'Babel').
And I think Alexander Desplat or James Newton Howard should have won this year for their scores. Especially James Newton Howard who is a 7 times nominee - so far I know - but never won the Oscar yet. Shame for the academy...
So that's my opinion about it.
It's never too late. I absolutely agree with you. It's a shame that the Oscars have become awards given for "political" reasons rather than artistical.