Published Dec 11, 2018Earlier this year, Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson sadly passed away at the age of 48. His posthumous score for Mandy, which arrived in the fall, is among his best work, but sadly it won't be eligible for an Oscar nomination.
The shortlist for Best Original Score will be announced on December 17, but Mandy will be excluded due to a frustrating technicality — the film was released on VOD too early. A source confirmed this factoid to Variety.
A representative from the film confirmed as much to IndieWire, explaining that the film needs to be released in Los Angeles for a full week, playing at least three times a day, before it's released on VOD. If not, the film, as well as its soundtrack, are not eligible for the award.
Mandy — directed by BC filmmaker Panos Cosmatos — arrived on VOD on September 14 — the day after its one-night-only theatrical event on September 13.
That said, Oscar ineligibility doesn't mean you can't enjoy the soundtrack. The release is available from Lakeshore/Invada now, and you can stream it down below.
This summer, it was revealed that Jóhannsson died from an accidental cocaine overdose.