Star Wars fans might be hoping to see Solo: A Star Wars Story get a bit of recognition at the Oscars with the Awards buzz picking up speed, but it looks like the film just got disqualified for at least two categories.
The Academy has started sifting through films for potential nominees in various categories and it looks like the Oscars has already listed down the movies that they’ve disqualified for failing to meet their requisites. It turns out that Solo was one of the films that failed to make the cut – in Best Original Song and Best Original Score.
Variety has the latest list of potential Academy Award nominees cut from the Oscars, and according to the publication, the John Powell’s score and John Williams themes for Solo was one of those that failed to meet the Academy’s requirement. Solo failed to submit its requirements before the Academy’s deadline for submissions last November 15, disqualifying it from the Oscars’ Best Original Song and Best Original Score categories.
Other films that were rejected include The Other Side of the Wind, Mandy, and Green Book.
This definitely comes as a disappointment to the Star Wars fanbase. While Solo didn’t do that well in the box office, the film enjoyed a lot of great reviews from fans and critics who enjoyed seeing the adventures of Alden Ehrenreich’s Young Han Solo on the big screen. Not only did the film call back to Han’s origin in Star Wars legends, but it had a lot of great nods, including one very significant cameo from Maul.
Lucasfilm’s next movie, Star Wars: Episode IX, premieres December 20, 2019.