Jonny Greenwood's critically acclaimed work for "There Will Be Blood," which many pundits thought would be a shoo-in for an Oscar nod, has been ruled ineligible, sources have told The Envelope, because "the majority of the music was not composed specifically for the film."
In 1995 they segregated dramatic scores by creating a category for Best Musical or Comedy Score (Menken won it that year for "Pocahontas"), but they eliminated it after the 1998 Oscars.
Also, in previous years the academy had a category for Adaptation and Song Scores, which might have helped both "Blood" and "Enchanted," but the category has been dormant since 1984.
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