‘Coco,’ ‘Greatest Showman’ argue for the Oscars to revive the long-dormant song score category

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So there are awards for original score and original song. But whither the category to honor musicals and their “song scores”? No such award has been given since Prince won for “Purple Rain” more than 30 years ago.

EGOT winner Robert Lopez, co-composer of a key song used several times in this year’s...