Each year, the Academy honors excellent achievements by composers in film. Whether they used a small ensemble, a full chorus, or whatever other combination of unique instruments to create it — each of the movie scores adds a unique undertone to the movies they were written for.

93rd Oscars Shortlist: Original Score

Out of 136 eligible scores, fifteen advanced to the Oscars shortlist for the Original Score category. As goes the process for Original Song, members of the Music Branch voted to determine this shortlist, and will also determine the final five nominees.

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Here's the full list of shortlisted scores:

  • Ammonite

  • Blizzard of Souls

  • Da 5 Bloods

  • The Invisible Man

  • Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey — did you know Jingle Jangle's director sent us a list of his favorite holiday movies?

  • The Life Ahead (La Vita Davanti a Se)

  • The Little Things

  • Mank

  • The Midnight Sky — don't miss our interview w/ composer Alexandre Desplat

  • Minari — movies that inspired 'Minari'

  • Mulan

  • News of the World

  • Soul

  • Tenet

  • The Trial of the Chicago 7

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The 93rd Oscars will be held on Sunday, April 25th at 8 pm EST.  Watch it live on ABC or go to ABC.com and log in with your TV provider.