Lovely Her Featurette

Isn’t this movie amazing? Just saying. Watching this featurette reminds me of how incredible…Her….was! The Karen O. featurette after the jump.
Posted On 13 Feb 2014

Tight Race for Best Song

Who knew that the Best Song category would turn into such a contentious mess? On the one hand you have the frontrunner, Idnina Menzel’s masterful Let it Go, which not only does everything a Best Song is supposed to do – thread through the narrative of the story,...
Posted On 12 Feb 2014

Snippet of Idina Menzel Performing Let It Go

There was a cabaret performance of the songs from Frozen – Broadway World got a snippet of it on video – alas, the rest appears to be not yet online.
Posted On 10 Feb 2014

Academy Rescinds Original Song Nomination

On Tuesday night, the Academy’s Board of Governors voted to rescind the Original Song nomination for “Alone Yet Not Alone,” music by Bruce Broughton and lyric by Dennis Spiegel. The decision was prompted by the discovery that Broughton, a former Governor and current Music Branch...
Posted On 29 Jan 2014

75 Original Songs eligible for 2013 Oscar

BEVERLY HILLS, CA — Seventy-five songs from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2013 are in contention for nominations in the Original Song category for the 86th Oscars®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today. The original songs, along...
Posted On 16 Dec 2013

Adele will Perform Skyfall at the Oscars

There was some news that the cast of Les Miserables were going to perform at the Oscars but so far, at least in my news streams, I never got a confirmation on that. But now it is being reported that Adele will be there to perform Skyfall. The AMPAS will be paying tribute to the...
Posted On 23 Jan 2013

75 Original Songs tune up for 2012 Oscars

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Seventy-five songs from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2012 are in contention for nominations in the Original Song category for the 85th Academy Awards®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today. The original songs,...
Posted On 11 Dec 2012

Neil Finn’s Song for the Hobbit Dazzles

It’s never easy predicting how Best Song will go. The rule: Original Song: An original song consists of words and music, both of which are original and written specifically for the motion picture.  There must be a clearly audible, intelligible, substantive rendition (not...
Posted On 13 Nov 2012

Adele’s theme song for Skyfall

Will the trademark Bond theme woven into the orchestration interfere with the song’s eligibility? Depends entirely on the whims and vagaries of the music branch, so there’s no point even speculating. Best to wait and see. We’ve enough stress on our minds....
Posted On 05 Oct 2012

Willie Nelson will Get Major Push for Original Song at the Oscars

Willie Nelson has, unbelievably, never won an Oscar in the Best Original Song category and in fact has only been nominated once for his song On the Road Again for Honeysuckle Rose. It’s actually rather shocking, this news. The Huffington Post announced that the Weinstein...
Posted On 29 Aug 2012