The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has today published the rules and timeline for the EE British Academy Film Awards,¬†following its annual review of all categories. Among the changes, it was announced that the Original Music category will be renamed Original Score, “underlining a focus on composer and score, and acknowledging the integral part they play in contributing to the narrative, atmosphere and emotional landscape of the film”. This rule change would presumably exclude non-score music nominees in the future, such as this year’s winners¬†Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga & Lukas Nelson who won the award for their music for Cooper’s A Star Is Born.

BAFTA-nominated composer David Arnold said in a statement that “BAFTA is about recognising and rewarding excellence in the craft of film-making with the hope that it will inspire future generations to pursue these skills to the highest standards. I feel these new category changes will go a long way to ensuring the proponents of these skills are effectively identified and justifiably recognised.”

  1. Penderghast says:

    I applaud this decision.

  2. Tom de Ruiter says:

    Was waiting for that to happen. Very happy with this desicion