One of These 30-some Songs Will Win an Academy Award

December 20, 2011

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released their list of the thirty-nine songs still in contention to be nominated for Best Original Song in the 84th Annual Academy Awards--a list that reveals that Academy members not only remember Gnomeo & Juliet but were dancing in the fucking aisles over it. Of these over three dozen films, as many as five will be selected a nominees, and, despite his lack of any new songs for nomination, Randy Newman will end up being one of them.

"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"

I guess the Academy wasn't as into Alex Turner's Submarine work as I was. Likewise, apparently I've been missing quite a bit by letting the Rio soundtrack gather iTunes dust. It's pure hits!

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