Solo Soundtrack Disqualified from Academy Awards

After winning a nomination in the Grammy’s the Solo: A Star Wars Story soundtrack has been disqualified from the Academy Awards. This disappointing news from Variety….

First-round voting is underway for Oscar’s Original Song and Original Score categories, but Academy music-branch voters are discovering that four talked-about scores are missing from the eligibility list.

One of those is Solo….

Solo: A Star Wars Story, composed by John Powell with themes by John Williams, was nixed by the board as having been entered too late for the competition (deadline was Nov. 15).

There’s no statement from Disney, Lucasfilm or the Academy. If a statement is released we’ll be sure to share. The 91st Oscars ceremony takes place on Monday 25th February 2019.