2011 Eligible Best Song Contenders

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Re: 2011 Eligible Best Song Contenders

Postby Sabin » Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:02 pm

"Think You Can Wait" plays like the lost track from High Violet. I love The National and it's one of their loveliest recent songs. That'd be a fantastic surprise from an admittedly lovely film.
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Re: 2011 Eligible Best Song Contenders

Postby Barrybrooks2011 » Mon Dec 26, 2011 3:27 pm

I would love to see the song from "Win Win" to get nominated! The National!

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Re: 2011 Eligible Best Song Contenders

Postby OscarGuy » Wed Dec 21, 2011 6:19 am

You're both right. Hello Hello is written by EJ & LG and the Globes did nominate the song. I've never wanted a song to get nominated for an Oscar so badly in my life. Can you imagine? The crusty old coots at the Academy having to sit through a Lady Gaga/Elton John performance? That would be outstanding...but it won't happen. I will bet anything the Academy bypasses the song...after all, their song tastes in the last few years have been abysmal.
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Re: 2011 Eligible Best Song Contenders

Postby anonymous1980 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:56 am

Barrybrooks2011 wrote:Apparently "Hello Hello" is by Elton John and Lady Gaga. How did the Globes miss out on that one to add to their star-studded tendencies?


It got nominated for the Globe, I believe.

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Re: 2011 Eligible Best Song Contenders

Postby Barrybrooks2011 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:14 am

Apparently "Hello Hello" is by Elton John and Lady Gaga. How did the Globes miss out on that one to add to their star-studded tendencies?

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Re: 2011 Eligible Best Song Contenders

Postby Dien » Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:29 pm

My predictions, though I have heard none of these songs yet. I'm missing all the movies this season...

“Lay Your Head Down” from “Albert Nobbs”
“Coeur Volant” from “Hugo”
“Life’s a Happy Song” from “The Muppets”
“Pictures in My Head” from “The Muppets”
“Shelter” from “Take Shelter”

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Postby ITALIANO » Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:20 am

And the singer, Camané, is one of the great male voices of this kind of music.

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Re: 2011 Eligible Best Song Contenders

Postby mlrg » Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:04 am

Damien wrote:
“Ja Nao Estar” from “José and Pilar”

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Wow… this is pretty awesome.

“Jose and Pilar” is Portugal’s submission for foreign language film. It’s a documentary about the last days of Portuguese novelist Jose Saramago (nobel proze for literature in 1998) and his relationship with his wife Pilar in the Spanish island of Lanzarote were they lived during the last years of his live.

This song is sung in “Fado” style, the Portuguese music style that was just considered world’s intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO a couple of weeks ago.

It’s stand no chance in being nominated, but it’s nice to see it shortlisted.

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Re: 2011 Eligible Best Song Contenders

Postby anonymous1980 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:52 am

My predictions for the Original Song category:

"Collision of Worlds", Cars 2
"Life's a Happy Song", The Muppets
"The Living Proof", The Help
"Pictures in My Head", The Muppets
"The Star Spangled Man", Captain America: The First Avenger

"Collision of Worlds" is an end credits song but end credits songs have a shot at making it in if it's played over elaborate and colorful end credits a la "Jai Ho" which is what it is. Otherwise, they tend to favor songs that are integrated into the narrative which is what the songs from The Muppets and Captain America are.

I haven't seen The Help so I don't know where it stands so I'm just guessing.

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Re: 2011 Eligible Best Song Contenders

Postby Cinemanolis » Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:27 pm

So the Madonna song from "W.E." called "Masterpiece" is ineligible, as is "The Show" from "Moneyball". No other major omissions or surprises i can think of

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2011 Eligible Best Song Contenders

Postby Damien » Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:18 pm

Thirty-nine songs from eligible feature-length motion pictures are in contention for nominations in the Original Song category for the 84th Academy Awards®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today.

The original songs, along with the motion picture in which each song is featured, are listed below in alphabetical order by film and song title:

“The World I Knew” from “African Cats”
“Lay Your Head Down” from “Albert Nobbs”
“Star Spangled Man” from “Captain America: The First Avenger”
“Collision of Worlds” from “Cars 2″
“Dakkanaga Dugu Dugu” from “DAM999″
“DAM999 Theme Song” from “DAM999″
“Mujhe Chod Ke” from “DAM999″
“Rainbird” from “Dirty Girl”
“Keep On Walking” from “The First Grader”
“Where the River Goes” from “Footloose”
“Hello Hello” from “Gnomeo & Juliet”
“Love Builds a Garden” from “Gnomeo & Juliet”
“Bridge of Light” from “Happy Feet Two”
“The Mighty Sven” from “Happy Feet Two”
“Never Be Daunted” from “happythankyoumoreplease”
“Hell and Back” from “Hell and Back Again”
“The Living Proof” from “The Help”
“Coeur Volant” from “Hugo”
“It’s How We Play” from “I Don’t Know How She Does It”
“When the Heart Dies” from “In the Land of Blood and Honey”
“Ja Nao Estar” from “José and Pilar”
“The Keeper” from “Machine Gun Preacher”
“Life’s a Happy Song” from “The Muppets”
“Man or Muppet” from “The Muppets”
“Pictures in My Head” from “The Muppets”
“Summer Song” from “The Music Never Stopped”
“Imaginary Friends” from “Olive”
“Sparkling Day” from “One Day”
“Taking You with Me” from “Our Idiot Brother”
“The Greatest Song I Ever Heard” from “POM Wonderful Presents The Greatest Movie Ever Sold”
“Hot Wings” from “Rio”
“Let Me Take You to Rio” from “Rio”
“Real in Rio” from “Rio”
“Shelter” from “Take Shelter”
“Gathering Stories” from “We Bought a Zoo”
“Pop” from “White Irish Drinkers”
“Think You Can Wait” from “Win Win”
“The Backson Song” from “Winnie the Pooh”
“So Long” from “Winnie the Pooh”

On Thursday, January 5, the Academy will screen clips featuring each song, in random order, for voting members of the Music Branch in Los Angeles. Following the screenings, members will determine the nominees by an averaged point system of voting. If no song receives an average score of 8.25 or more, there will be no nominees in the category. If only one song achieves that score, it and the song receiving the next highest score shall be the two nominees. If two or more songs (up to five) achieve that score, they shall be the nominees. A DVD copy of the song clips will be made available to those branch members who are unable to attend the screening and who request it for home viewing. A mail-in ballot will be provided.

Under Academy rules, a maximum of two songs may be nominated from any one film. If more than two songs from a film achieve a score of 8.25 or more, the two songs with the highest scores will be the nominees.

To be eligible, a song must consist of words and music, both of which are original and written specifically for the film. A clearly audible, intelligible, substantive rendition of both lyric and melody must be used in the body of the film or as the first music cue in the end credits.
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