Oscars’ Score and Song Frontrunners Come Into Focus as Shortlist Approaches

Despite the demand for diversity on all fronts, women composers may have a tough time breaking through this year. Tamar-kali’s “Shirley” and Amelia Warner’s “Wild Mountain Thyme” feel like dark horses, and Lolita Ritmanis’ orchestral and choral “Blizzard of Souls” (Latvia’s entry for international feature) is an undeniable longshot, although she is a prominent figure on the L.A. scene and a founder of the Alliance for Women Film Composers. https://variety.com/2021/music/news/oscars-song-score-frontrunners-shortlist-1234895933/

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