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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

41 Songs Compete for "Original Song" Oscar Nominations

Press release:

41 Original Songs Queue for 2010 Oscar®

Beverly Hills, CA (December 15, 2010) – Forty-one songs from eligible feature-length motion pictures are in contention for nominations in the Original Song category for the 83rd 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:

"Alice" from "Alice in Wonderland"

"Forever One Love" from "Black Tulip"

"Freedom Song" from "Black Tulip"

"Bound to You" from "Burlesque"

"Welcome to Burlesque" from "Burlesque"

"You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me" from "Burlesque"

"There’s a Place for Us" from "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader"

"Coming Home" from "Country Strong"

"Me and Tennessee" from "Country Strong"

"Despicable Me" from "Despicable Me"

"Prettiest Girls" from "Despicable Me"

"Dear Laughing Doubters" from "Dinner for Schmucks"

"Better Days" from "Eat Pray Love"

"If You Run" from "Going the Distance"

"Darkness before the Dawn" from "Holy Rollers"

"Sticks & Stones" from "How to Train Your Dragon"

"Le Gris" from "Idiots and Angels"

"Chanson Illusionist" from "The Illusionist"

"Never Say Never" from "The Karate Kid"

"To the Sky" from "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole"

"What If" from "Letters to Juliet"

"Life during Wartime" from "Life during Wartime"

"Made in Dagenham" from "Made in Dagenham"

"Little One" from "Mother and Child"

"Be the One" from "The Next Three Days"

"If I Rise" from "127 Hours"

"When You See Forever" from "The Perfect Game"

"I Remain" from "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time"

"Dream Big" from "Pure Country 2: The Gift"

"How I Love You" from "Ramona and Beezus"

"Darling I Do" from "Shrek Forever After"

"Noka Oi" from "Six Days in Paradise"

"This Is a Low" from "Tamara Drewe"

"I See the Light" from "Tangled"

"Rise" from "3 Billion and Counting"

"We Belong Together" from "Toy Story 3"

"Eclipse: All Yours" from "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse"

"Nothing" from "Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too"

"A Better Life" from "Unbeaten"

"Shine" from "Waiting for ‘Superman’"

"The Reasons Why" from "Wretches & Jabberers"

On Thursday, January 6, 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 vote. 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 are in contention, the two songs with the most votes 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.

The 83rd Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Tuesday, January 25, 2011, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2010 will be presented on Sunday, February 27, 2011, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

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