Variety reported that the Academy has scrapped four potential scores for Oscar consideration. Clint Mansell's score for 'Black Swan,' Carter Burwell's scores for 'True Grit' and 'The Kids are All Right' and Michael Brook's score for 'The Fighter' have all been deemed ineligible due to a few rules regarding source material and originality.

The biggest disappointment -- but not shock -- is the elimination of Mansell's 'Black Swan' and Burwell's 'True Grit,' which were axed because they rely heavily on pre-existing material to shape their arrangements. In 'Swan's' case, Mansell used Tchaikovsky's 'Swan Lake' as his source and 'True Grit' features several 19th century hymns. Both soundtracks are essential cinematic devices and perhaps some of the strongest amongst this year's contenders, making this news pretty deflating.
The Fighter Movie Poster
The Fighter
Based on 41 critics

For Micky Ward (Mark Wahlberg), boxing is a family affair. His tough-as-nails mother is his manager.... Read More

The Social Network Movie Poster
The Social Network
Based on 42 critics

In 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer genius Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) begins work on a new... Read More

True Grit Movie Poster
True Grit
Based on 41 critics

After an outlaw named Tom Chaney (Josh Brolin) murders her father, feisty 14-year-old farm girl Mattie... Read More

Black Swan Movie Poster
Black Swan
Based on 42 critics

Nina (Natalie Portman) is a ballerina whose passion for the dance rules every facet of her life. When... Read More

Watch at
March 5, 2017
Get More Showtimes
The Kids Are All Right Movie Poster
The Kids Are All Right
Based on 39 critics

Lesbian couple Jules (Julianne Moore) and Nic (Annette Bening) have been together for almost 20 years... Read More