As the 84th Academy Awards move closer, we’re starting to get a better sense of how things will pan out. We recently shared the 39 songs that will contend for the Best Original Song category, and now the Academy has announced the 97 original scores eligible for the Best Original Score award. AMPAS is notoriously picky when it comes to eligibility in this category, and as we feared the scores for both Drive and Attack the Block have been deemed ineligible. Also disappointing is the ineligibility of Alexandre Desplat’s mesmerizing score for The Tree of Life.
While it’s upsetting to see some of the year’s best work side-lined, there’s plenty to be happy about. I was a huge fan of Howard Shore’s work in Hugo and Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’s score for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, as well as The Chemical Brothers’ brilliant work in the criminally underseen Hanna. Hit the jump for the full list, as well as who I think will make the cut.
In the indie drama Norman, teenager Norman Long (Dan Byrd) is a high school loner who’s just trying to get through every day. After his mother’s sudden death, Norman is now forced to deal with the reality that his father (Richard Jenkins) is starting to lose his battle with stomach cancer and, in a moment of anger, he finds himself caught in a lie that leads everyone to believe that he is actually the one with the disease. Meanwhile, the unabashedly optimistic Emily (Emily Van Camp) struggles with her feelings for Norman, in the face of his supposed impending death. Through his relationships with his father and with Emily, Norman must confront his conflicting emotions and figure out who he wants to be.
During an exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress Emily Van Camp talked about how delightful it was to play such a lovable and open character, that she flew in to shoot the film on weekends while doing her last TV show Brothers & Sisters, and how a lie like Norman’s can be forgivable, if you understand where the person is coming from. She also talked about how much fun she’s having playing the twisted Emily Thorne on the ABC series Revenge, how excited the cast is to have a full-season pick-up, that there are many unexpected and jaw-dropping twists and turns to come, and that she would love to do a zombie movie, if the opportunity arose. Check out what she had to say after the jump.