In the absence of a de facto Best Picture frontrunner, the Oscar here usually goes to the slickest contender.
This year’s crop of Original Score nominees hits all the markers that we’ve come to expect.
If The Social Network didn’t make you want to quit Facebook in 2010, the brave new world outlined here should, despite the fact that your data won’t actually be erased.
Typically, there’s at least one Oscar-nominated score that stands out as unique, with memorable flourishes that push it ahead as the frontrunner.
When it comes to film editing, dubbed by so many as “the invisible art,” marveling at how rhythmically one shot feeds another is hardly sufficient in predicting an Oscar winner.