The musical score from The Dark Knight is still getting play on my music list, now it’s going to get a chance at an Academy Award.

The Dark Knight Soundtrack (Buy from Amazon)Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard almost missed out on their chance at an Academy Award nomination for their work on The Dark Knight due to a technicality, but Variety is reporting that The Music Branch Executive Committee of the Academy has reversed its November 10th ruling of the score as ineligible for the 2008 Academy Awards.

The score was originally listed ineligible due to five composers’ names being on the music cue sheet. The committee finally looked over the information and concluded that Zimmer and Howard were the two parties responsible for the score. They were probably just afraid of a movie version of Milli Vanilli showing up.

Congrats to the members of the committee for getting this one right. Now if the Academy can give Heath Ledger the Best Supporting Actor Award I will have restored my faith in both the political and Oscar Award system.

Check out: The Dark Knight Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [Amazon]

What was your favorite theme of The Dark Knight score? Is The Dark Knight’s score Oscar worthy?


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