‘Candyman’ Lands On Oscar’s Shortlist For Best Score

by Thomas Tuna

Cue the mood music…Candyman has arrived at the big dance.

Last year’s Candyman “spiritual sequel” to the 1992 original may earn an Oscar nomination for Best Original Score, according to a report on oscars.org.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences this week unveiled its shortlist for the 94th annual Oscars–slated to be awarded March 27–and Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe’s music for Candyman is one of 15 films under consideration for Best Original Score.

There were a total of 136 scores eligible for the prize, a number that was pared down to the current 15. That number will be cut down even more by members of the Music Branch between Jan. 27 and Feb. 1, with final nominations being announced Feb. 8.

Last year’s Candyman–directed by Nia DaCosta from a screenplay she wrote with producers Jordan Peele and Win Rosenfeld–stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett and Colman Domingo–along with Tony Todd, the original Candyman.

Lowe–who composed the film’s score–was brought on board back in March of 2020. Previously a member of progressive rock band 90 Day Men, Lowe also has written the scores of such films as Miss Lovely (2012) and A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness (2013).

Keep reading Horror News Network for updates on the Oscar nomination possibilities for Candyman.

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