‘Dark Knight’ Score Wins Academy Reversal
In a reversal that recognized modern day sensibilities, the executive committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ music branch has decided to allow the score to The Dark Knight be considered for Best Original Score. Initially, they disqualified the score, as they did Batman Begins, citing too many names attached to the documentation.
The November 10 decision was revered, according to The Hollywood Reporter after it decided that Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard were the main composers. Ballots had yet to be mailed to the Academy’s voters so the film is not being adversely affected.