Last month, the Academy tested out something it hadn't done since 1979: announce a shortlist of nine different categories, including Best Original Song. The category featured 15 potential nominees, including Thom Yorke's "Suspirium" from the film Suspiria.
On Tuesday (January 22), the full list of Oscar nominees was released, and while names like Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, and SZA were among those mentioned for Best Original Song, 10 of the 15 shortlisted didn't make the cut. Including the Radiohead frontman.
Though he has yet to comment on the nomination snub, it's safe to say Yorke is disappointed. Although his band will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year, he has made it abundantly clear that he will not be attending the ceremony this Spring, while seeming particularly excited about his potential inclusion in the Oscar nominations.
"That would be great because it was a year and a half in my life, and I worked bloody hard on it," he told Variety in a recent interview. "So, you know, sometimes it's nice to be recognized. Sometimes, if you understand what it means."
The shortlist may have gotten his hopes up, but the fact that Suspiria was his first foray into movie scoring, and it got him in the Oscar discussion, is a good sign. Hopefully it means we'll be seeing more Thom Yorke-penned film scores in the future, and eventually his name on the list of Oscar nominations.
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