This morning, Danny Elfman’s score for BIG FISH was nominated for an Academy Award. It’s well-deserved. His score is subtle, never flashy, and really works to support the movie rather than call attention to itself.
While I’m delighted we got this nomination, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little disappointed we didn’t get others. Oh well. There are many excellent films and filmmakers recognized in this year’s nominations, and some omissions at least as notable as BIG FISH’s.
I don’t think there’s any great conspiracy for or against anyone. Nominations are just the aggregate of a lot of individual opinions. And on the plus side, I can stop obsessively reading Internet message boards about the awards, which has become a giant time-suck. For that extra hour each day, God bless you, Academy voters.