- Jose Cadena
CANDYMAN SCORE MAKES OSCARS SHORTLIST
Candyman, meet the little gold man. Nia DaCosta’s slasher sequel is in the running for an Academy Award thanks to its polarizing music. Every year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences reveals their shortlists for Oscar categories. Essentially, it’s a narrowed list of films in the running for coveted nominations. Out of only 15 features, Candyman stands as the only Horror fare making the list for Best Original Score.
Composer Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe’s music has been widely received as a highlight of the project. Tackling Candyman’s music seemed no easy feat, as the 1992 original’s music is widely beloved amongst fans. Encanto, The Green Knight, and King Richard are just a few of the other titles vying for a nod in the same category.
Genre features are generally overlooked in “prestigious” circles, with notable exceptions such as Get Out, The Omen, and The Exorcist. Final Oscar nominations are set to be announced on the morning of February 8th, 2022. Take a listen to the score below and tell us if you hear sonic honey.