In a strange twist, the Solo: A Star Wars Story soundtrack that was nominated a few days ago for an Academy Award, has now been disqualified. The Mine Mission track on the soundtrack was nominated in the Best Instrumental Composition category.
“Solo: A Star Wars Story,” composed by John Powell with themes by John Williams, was nixed by the board as having been entered too late for the competition (deadline was Nov. 15).
I guess the soundtrack could be on the ballot for next year. If it was good enough to be nominated this year, then certainly it should be good enough for next.
John Williams was also nominated in the Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media category, for his Star Wars: The Last Jedi soundtrack. That one is still in the running for an Academy Award.
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About Solo: A Star Wars Story:
A Star Wars Story: Solo: A Star Wars Story, or simply Solo, is a 2018 American space western film based on Star Wars character Han Solo. Directed by Ron Howard and produced by Lucasfilm, it is the second Star Wars anthology film following Rogue One (2016). Alden Ehrenreich stars as Han Solo alongside Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, and Paul Bettany. The plot takes place approximately ten years prior to the events of A New Hope, and explores the early adventures of Han Solo and Chewbacca, who join a heist within the criminal underworld and meet a young Lando Calrissian.