Late Wednesday afternoon 112 motion picture scores were announced by the Academy as eligible to win the Best Musical Score Oscar, and of course the one score I’ve been really and truly knocked out by — Ryuichi Sakamoto‘s sparely applied, solemn string music for Alejandro G. Inarritu‘s The Revenant — didn’t qualify. That’s because Sakamoto wasn’t the only composer on the film (he was joined by Bryce Dessner and Alva Noto), and Academy rules state that a score “assembled from the music of more than one composer shall not be eligible.” Oscars for original and adapted screenplays are sometimes handed to co-writers but the music branch insists on sole authorship. This is the second disqualification for a musical score composed by more than one person for an Inarritu film. Last year Antonio Sanchez‘s all-percussion score for Birdman was disqualified because portions of classical music were also used in addition to Sanchez’s drumming. Here’s a sample of Sakamoto’s Revenant score.