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Oscars 2012: Why Only Two Nominees for Best Original Song

THR:
"Man or Muppet" from The Muppets and "Real in Rio" from Rio were the only songs to receive nominations Tuesday morning, shutting out Elton John's work on "Gnomeo & Juliet," Pink's song in "Happy Feet 2" and Zooey Deschanel's track from "Winnie the Pooh."

The convoluted system to select nominees for the Best Original Song Oscar, which was altered in 2006 when the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences raised the number of best picture nominees to 10, came back to haunt it on Tuesday.

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alycakes1778d ago

They need to make another change because this is one of the dumbest things the Academy has ever done as far as I'm concerned.....Only 2 choices for best original song? That just doesn't even register in my mind how they could think that people would think that would be okay.

HeathDixie1777d ago Show