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Oscars 2019: Thom Yorke's 'Suspiria' soundtrack misses out


Radiohead’s Thom Yorke suffered double disappointment as his work Luca Guadagninos’s horror remake of Suspiria is snubbed by the Academy.

Suspiria marked Yorke’s first feature film soundtrack, incorporating instrumental tracks, interludes, and songs all of which were produced by Yorke alongside Sam Petts-Davies.

While his lead single from the score, ‘Suspirium’, was initially shortlisted for Best Song at the 2019 Oscars, that also has been ignored in the final list of nominees.

Original Score Nominees 

“Black Panther”
“If Beale Street Could Talk”
“Isle of Dogs”
“Mary Poppins Returns”

Original Song Nominees

“All The Stars” – Black Panther
“I’ll Fight” – RBG
“Shallow” – A Star Is Born
“The Place Where Lost Things Go” – Mary Poppins Returns
“When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings” – The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

While attending this year’s Venice Film Festival where the film was premiered, Yorke participated in a discussion to talk about his work composing his debut score. “There’s a way of repeating in music which can hypnotise, and I kept thinking to myself it was a form of making spells,” he said.

“So when I was working in my studio, I was making spells—and that sounds really stupid but that’s how I was thinking about it.

“It was a sort of freedom I’d not had before: I’m not working in the format of a song or arrangement, I’m just exploring. I’m putting things out into my studio and seeing what my studio is bringing back.