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These are the 39 eligible entries for the Best Original Song Oscar

Dec. 20, 2011by:

The songs that will be competing for a chance to win the one Oscar category that gets the least respect (and rightfully so - the winners are typically terrible) have been revealed to us today. My guess is that most of these you probably have never heard or simply don't remember, but some notable stand-outs are Alan Menken's "Star Spangled Man" from CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER, all THE MUPPETS diddies, and Sigur Ros frontman Jonsi's song "Gathering Stories" from WE BOUGHT A ZOO. See any others you enjoyed?

Here's the press release listing all 39 eligible songs as well as the Academy rules for how the nominations are chosen:

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
Its How We Play from I Dont Know How She Does It
When the Heart Dies from In the Land of Blood and Honey
Ja Nao Estar from Jos and Pilar
The Keeper from Machine Gun Preacher
Lifes 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.
Source: JoBlo.com

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7:29AM on 12/20/2011

"So Long"

I LOVE "So Long" from Winnie the Pooh, which was altogether a fantastic movie. That deserves a nod, along with "Coeur Volant" from Hugo.
I LOVE "So Long" from Winnie the Pooh, which was altogether a fantastic movie. That deserves a nod, along with "Coeur Volant" from Hugo.
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9:41AM on 12/20/2011

The Muppets should dominate

"Pictures in My Head"
Hands down the best song of the year. I'd love to see multiple Muppet songs nominated, but if that one isn't this whole thing is a sham.
"Pictures in My Head"
Hands down the best song of the year. I'd love to see multiple Muppet songs nominated, but if that one isn't this whole thing is a sham.
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11:09AM on 12/20/2011
If "Star Spangled Man" doesn't win, we riot.
If "Star Spangled Man" doesn't win, we riot.
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11:44AM on 12/20/2011
"Star Spangled Man" and Cap should WIN this if there's any justice in the world. That whole sequence would look great on Oscar's stage being performed!
"Star Spangled Man" and Cap should WIN this if there's any justice in the world. That whole sequence would look great on Oscar's stage being performed!
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3:20PM on 12/20/2011
"Man or a Muppet" hands down. Bret McKenzie deserves that Oscar!
"Man or a Muppet" hands down. Bret McKenzie deserves that Oscar!
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3:36PM on 12/20/2011

Think you can wait

is a gooood song. So, probably won't be nominated.
is a gooood song. So, probably won't be nominated.
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5:53PM on 12/20/2011

The Muppets!

Pictures in my Head and Man or Muppet should win (Man or Muppet would be my vote)
Pictures in my Head and Man or Muppet should win (Man or Muppet would be my vote)
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6:58PM on 12/20/2011

Who cares.

Seriously! drop best song and put something more of use in?
Seriously! drop best song and put something more of use in?
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1:43PM on 12/21/2011
As far as I'm concerned, all 3 Muppets songs should be nominated, but I know this is usually one of the weirdest categories at the Oscars...

If I had one pick, I would choose Life's a happy song. Pictures in my head, I found a bit sappy and Man or Muppet has extremely repetitive lyrics.
As far as I'm concerned, all 3 Muppets songs should be nominated, but I know this is usually one of the weirdest categories at the Oscars...

If I had one pick, I would choose Life's a happy song. Pictures in my head, I found a bit sappy and Man or Muppet has extremely repetitive lyrics.
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2:07AM on 12/22/2011
I did not know there was soo much hate for this category. It's one of my favorites.
I did not know there was soo much hate for this category. It's one of my favorites.
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