Karen O, Brian Eno Out Of Oscar Race

New snag emerges

Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer Karen O and producer Brian Eno have fallen foul of Oscar regulations and are out of the running for the ‘Best Original Score’ award.

A new year begins, and with it a flurry of awards ceremony. On the horizon sit the Grammy awards, the BRITs and more as musical acts across the planet dust down those black ties and acceptance speeches.

However the chances of Karen O or Brian Eno pulling off a shock victory have been dashed after both musicians were dis-qualified from the ‘Best Original Score’ category due to the Academy’s strict rules.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer Karen O completed the soundtrack for the recent hit film ‘Where The Wild Things Are’ with assistance from a few friends. Brian Eno meanwhile composed the score for ‘The Lovely Bones’, directed by Peter Jackson.

Both musicians had been nominated for an Oscar in the category ‘Best Original Score’. However in a new twist it seems that both Karen O and Brian Eno have been dis-qualified from the ceremony.

American magazine The Wrap broke the news, claiming that Brian Eno had simply forgotten to fill out the necessary forms for his nomination. “Eno simply felt that he didn’t have time to submit the required paperwork and submit to the type of publicity campaign necessary” claimed a spokesperson.

However The Wrap also claims that since Eno used elements of previously composed music in his score the producer would have been ineligible anyway.

Karen O’s score for ‘Where The Wild Things Are’ has also been dis-qualified, due to the involvement of other parties. According to the Oscar rules music “assembled from the music of more than one composer shall not be eligible”.

So in using various members of Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Deerhunter it seems that Karen O has fallen foul of the rules. Not to worry though – she still has the Golden Globe and Grammy awards to look forward to.

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