2023 Oscar Predictions & Snubs

Best Original Score

Winner: Everything Everywhere All at Once (Son Lux)
Snub: Tár

One of the many impressive aspects of Everything Everywhere All at Once is its ability to examine multiple relationships and dynamics while exploring the same theme in each one. This film examines the complexities of mother/daughter relationships, father/daughter relationships, husband/wife relationships, and how all those intertwine and ultimately affect each other.

While so many dynamics have the potential to become overbearing to the audience and too much to track, EEAAO does an impressive job making each character so individualistic that it never feels like too much. One of the ways this film keeps its characters — and their unique relationships with one another — separate is through the score. Son Lux not only created a score that helps characterize each character, but he also found a way to represent the varying relationships through music. The score of EEAAO is essential to each character and their development.

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