Antonio Sanchez’s Birdman score deemed ineligible for Oscars
Due to its inclusion of pre-recorded classical music, the score for Birdman which was improvised almost exclusively by drummer, Antonio Sanchez, has been deemed ineligible for Oscar consideration.
The organisation has banned the score from Oscars competition on the grounds that Sanchez’s original work is accompanied by roughly 17 minutes of previously-recorded classical music. The rules of eligibility for this Oscar category state: “Scores diluted by use of tracked themes or other pre-existing music, diminished in impact by the predominant use of songs, or assembled from the music of more than one composer shall not be eligible.”
You can check out the soundtrack below.