Academy Announces Updates Rules in Music Categories

Posted: June 30, 2021 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News

The Academy’s Board of Governors has approved rules and campaign regulations for the 94th Academy Awards, including two changes in the music categories. In the Original Score category, “for a score to be eligible, it must comprise a minimum of 35% of the total music in the film, lowered from 60%” and in the Original Song category, “no more than five songs from any one film may be submitted.” Submission deadline for both categories has been set for Monday, November 1, 2021. Visit for the full list of rules and regulations. The 94th Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, March 27, 2022.

  1. dirty_score says:

    only 35%? jeez!

  2. Jason says:

    So now we’re going back to scores like BABEL getting nominated and winning based on music not written for the film? This organization can’t stop making the wrong decisions…