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63 Original Songs Tune Up For 2009 Oscar

Sixty-three songs from eligible feature-length motion pictures are contending for nominations in the Original Song category for the 82nd Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today.

Press Release from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences

Beverly Hills, CA —Sixty-three songs from eligible feature-length motion pictures are contending for nominations in the Original Song category for the 82nd 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 song title:

* “All Is Love” from “Where the Wild Things Are”* “Almost Over You” from “My One and Only”* “Almost There” from “The Princess and the Frog”* “AyAyAyAy” from “The Maid”* “Back to Tennessee” from “Hannah Montana The Movie”* “Being Bad” from “Duplicity”* “Blanco” from “Fast & Furious”* “Brothers in Arms” from “Brothers at War”* “Butterfly Fly Away” from “Hannah Montana The Movie”* “Cinema Italiano” from “Nine”* “Colorblind” from “Invictus”* “Depression Era” from “That Evening Sun”* “Don’t Walk Away” from “Hannah Montana The Movie”* “Dove of Peace” from “Bruno”* “Down in New Orleans” from “The Princess and the Frog”* “Fly Farm Blues” from “It Might Get Loud”* “Forget Me” from “I Love You, Beth Cooper”* “God Bless Us Everyone” from “Disney’s A Christmas Carol”* “Here” from “Shrink”* “Hideaway” from “Where the Wild Things Are”* “Hoedown Throwdown” from “Hannah Montana The Movie”* “I Bring What I Love” from “Youssou N’Dour: I Bring What I Love”* “I See You” from “Avatar”* “(I Want to) Come Home” from “Everybody’s Fine”* “If You’re Wondering” from “The Lightkeepers”* “Impossible Fantasy” from “Adventures of Power”* “Innocent Child” from “Skin”* “Invictus 9,000 Days” from “Invictus”* “Legendary” from “Tyson”* “Let Freedom Reign” from “Skin”* “Loin de Paname” from “Paris 36”* “Ma Belle Evangeline” from “The Princess and the Frog”* “My One and Only” from “My One and Only”* “Na Na” from “Couples Retreat”* “Never Knew I Needed” from “The Princess and the Frog”* “New Divide” from “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”* “New Jersey Nights” from “Adventures of Power”* “New York Is Where I Live” from “Did You Hear about the Morgans?”* “No Time for Love” from “Simon & Malou”* “One Day” from “Post Grad”* “Only You” from “The Young Victoria”* “Other Father Song” from “Coraline”* “Petey’s Song” from “Fantastic Mr. Fox”* “Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea” from “Ponyo”“* Possibility” from “The Twilight Saga: New Moon”* “Raining Sunshine” from “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”* “Running Out of Empty (Make Ourselves at Home)” from “Lymelife”* “Smoke without Fire” from “An Education”* “Somebody Else” from “Crazy Heart”* “Stu’s Song” from “The Hangover”* “Take It All” from “Nine”* “Through the Trees” from “Jennifer’s Body”* “Trust Me” from “The Informant!”* “Un Bouquet des Violettes” from “New York, I Love You”* “We Are the Children of the World” from “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus”* “We Love Violence” from “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus”* “The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart)” from “Crazy Heart”* “When You Find Me” from “Adam”* “Winter” from “Brothers”* “The Word Is Love” from “Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay!”* “You Got Me Wrapped around Your Little Finger” from “An Education”* “You’ll Always Find Your Way Back Home” from “Hannah Montana The Movie”* “You’ve Been a Friend to Me” from “Old Dogs”

On Tuesday, January 12, 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.

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 82nd Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Tuesday, February 2, 2010, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2009 will be presented on Sunday, March 7, 2010, 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.

*ABOUT THE ACADEMY*The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world’s preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards – in which the members vote to select the nominees and winners – the Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; provides financial support to a wide range of other movie-related organizations and endeavors; acts as a neutral advocate in the advancement of motion picture technology; and, through its Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collects, preserves, restores and provides access to movies and items related to their history. Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry and people everywhere who love movies.

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