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 Posted:   Sep 22, 2013 - 7:40 PM   
 By:   KevinSmith   (Member)

Which Oscar decision were you more disappointed with?

Star Trek: The Motion Picture not getting the Best Score Oscar
OR
The Mission not getting the Best Score Oscar

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 22, 2013 - 7:48 PM   
 By:   captain_avis   (Member)

Which Oscar decision were you more disappointed with?

Star Trek: The Motion Picture not getting the Best Score Oscar
OR
The Mission not getting the Best Score Oscar


STTMP. But Jerry's my favorite composer and I consider TMP to be his finest score so it's no contest for me.

Chris

 
 Posted:   Sep 22, 2013 - 8:08 PM   
 By:   La La Land Records   (Member)

For me -- FORREST GUMP (1994)

MV

 
 Posted:   Sep 22, 2013 - 8:14 PM   
 By:   foxmorty   (Member)

lest we forget the travesty when the full monty beat out elfman, zimmer and newton howard. men in black all the way!

barring that st: tmp.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 22, 2013 - 8:18 PM   
 By:   Smitty   (Member)

I'm not all that disappointed with either case, to be honest.

The Wild Bunch and Under Fire losing are much more egregious in my mind.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 22, 2013 - 8:28 PM   
 By:   DavidCorkum   (Member)

Planet of the Apes and Patton were certainly the two biggest Oscar robberies in Goldsmith's career. But ST:TMP is up there. The critical reaction to the film is probably what sunk it.

 
 Posted:   Sep 22, 2013 - 8:32 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

But why don't you edit your original post to include which soundtracks beat them? Because maybe we would have picked the winners over your favorites -- how can we be disappointed about the losers when we don't know who were the winners? Just a suggestion (but I DO love both of the soundtracks you mentioned),

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 22, 2013 - 8:43 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

I would probably pick ST: TMP

Having Morricone never winning an Oscar is also a travesty.

However, the biggest Oscar travesty is having Elmer Bernstein win only one Oscar for Thoroughly Modern Millie while his greatest scores, To Kill A Mockingbird and The Magnificent Seven, never won.

 
 Posted:   Sep 22, 2013 - 8:48 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

To joan hue, I TOTALLY agree!!!!! Both of those, for their respective movies, were magical.

 
 Posted:   Sep 22, 2013 - 8:50 PM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

Morricone losing to Herbie Hancock, who was not a composer for films, was a travesty especially since this was the best chance Morricone had at winning an Oscar.

A master composer (who had already won before) like Goldsmith losing to another master composer (who had never won before)...well I can't say I'm disappointed.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 22, 2013 - 10:31 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Star Trek: The Motion Picture, thanks to me, lost to Delerue's A Little Romance smile I've told the story too many times to repeat it here - it's in my book, of course.

 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2013 - 12:21 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Rea: "lest we forget the travesty when the full monty beat out elfman, zimmer and newton howard. men in black all the way!"

Or the song from "Once" winning the Oscar!!!

 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2013 - 12:32 AM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

"Superman" lost to "Midnight Express."

 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2013 - 12:34 AM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

Star Trek: The Motion Picture, thanks to me, lost to Delerue's A Little Romance smile


 
 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2013 - 4:02 AM   
 By:   Graham S. Watt   (Member)

I stopped being "disappointed" by Oscar winners about twenty-five years ago. They don't mean anything in the long run. Luckily, people's memories are short, and real consistent talent will be what sticks in the minds of most folks, rather than if someone ever won an Oscar.

Alex North - No Oscars (I exlude the honorary one).
Jerry Goldsmith - One Oscar.
Michael Gore - One Oscar.
Ennio Morricone - No Oscars.

Does anyone really care?

 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2013 - 4:27 AM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

I'm never disappointed at Oscar decisions. To be disappointed is to accept that Oscars matter and they don't.

To me, they're just a bit of fun, not to be taken too seriously.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2013 - 4:48 AM   
 By:   joec   (Member)

Quincy Jones and the wiz losing out to the Buddy Holly story

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2013 - 4:54 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Which Oscar decision were you more disappointed with?

Star Trek: The Motion Picture not getting the Best Score Oscar
OR
The Mission not getting the Best Score Oscar



The Mission by a country mile. Even David (later Lord) Puttnam expressed his disgust on camera afterwards. He did have a dog in the fight, though, given that he produced The Mission, but even so, on just about any scale Morricone should have won that year.

 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2013 - 6:20 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I stopped being "disappointed" by Oscar winners about twenty-five years ago. They don't mean anything in the long run. Luckily, people's memories are short, and real consistent talent will be what sticks in the minds of most folks, rather than if someone ever won an Oscar.

Alex North - No Oscars (I exlude the honorary one).
Jerry Goldsmith - One Oscar.
Michael Gore - One Oscar.
Ennio Morricone - No Oscars.

Does anyone really care?


Same here. Don't care. It's all politics.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2013 - 7:52 AM   
 By:   Dan Hobgood   (Member)

Hoosiers shoulda won in '86.

I'd also vote for Patton as the most ridiculous passover among nominated scores in Jerry's career. Brilliant score. Iconic. Yet, Jerry was the only person from the cast and crew, nominated for an award, who walked away empty-handed (ha--not counting Scott).

A travesty.

Dan

 
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