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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Oscar Hates Music

Posted by on January 31 at 9:57 AM

What the hell is up with the Academy Award nominations for Best Original Song this year? There are only three nominees - from Hustle & Flow, Crash, and Transamerica. But the sublime “A Love That Will Never Grow Old,” sung by Emmylou Harris and composed for Brokeback Mountain? Absent. The critics seemed to nominate Bareback in every other eligible category, and the song won a Golden Globe just a few weeks ago. WTF, Hollywood?

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According to the Oscars site, for a song to be nominated, there "must be a clearly audible, intelligible, substantive rendition (not necessarily visually presented) of both lyric and melody, used in the body of the film or as the first music cue in the end credits." Word is the tune didn't fit the definition.

Thank you for that clarification. I combed and couldn't find that specific info - sigh. I'm rooting for Dolly Parton's Transamerica tune now.

do you realize you called it "Bareback"?

It's hard out here for a pimp!

Three 6 Mafia is taking this one home!

It should be well known by now that the Academy picks the most godawful crap for best song nominations. I have three words for you: Sting and Phil Collins. The Academy has no credibility or respectibility in this department.

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