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59 Songs Eligible For 2007 OSCAR

By Jarrod Sarafin, News Editor     December 13, 2007
Source: Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that fifty-nine original songs from eligible full-length movies are being considered as eligible for an Oscar nomination in the 80th edition of the Academy Awards.

Here's the list:

“Do You Feel Me” from “American Gangster”
“At the Edge of the World” from “Arctic Tale”
“Someday” from “August Rush”
“This Time” from “August Rush”
“Raise It Up” from “August Rush”
“Break” from “August Rush”
“Nothing’s There” from “Badland”
“The Devil’s Lonely Fire” from “Badland”
“A Hero Comes Home” from “Beowulf”
“The Stars of Orion” from “Berkeley”
“Say” from “The Bucket List”
“To Be Surprised” from “Dan in Real Life”
“My Hands Are Shaking” from “Dan in Real Life”
“I’ll Be OK” from “Dan in Real Life”
“December Boys” from “December Boys”
“So Close” from “Enchanted”
“That’s How You Know” from “Enchanted”
“Happy Working Song” from “Enchanted”
“Atkozott Egy Elet” from “56 Drops of Blood”
“O, Atyam!” from “56 Drops of Blood”
“Eleg!” from “56 Drops of Blood”
“A Dream” from “Freedom Writers”
“Lyra” from “The Golden Compass”
“Good Luck Chuck” from “Good Luck Chuck”
“Shut Me Out” from “Good Luck Chuck”
“I Was Zapped by the Lucky Super Rainbow” from “Good Luck Chuck”
“Grace Is Gone” from “Grace Is Gone”
“Lullabye for Wyatt” from “Grace Is Gone”
“Come So Far (Got So Far to Go)” from “Hairspray”
“The Tale of the Horny Frog” from “The Heartbreak Kid”
“China Doll” from “Honeydripper”
“It Will Stay With Us” from “The Hottest State”
“Never See You” from “The Hottest State”
“Society” from “Into the Wild”
“Guaranteed” from “Into the Wild”
“Rise” from “Into the Wild”
“First Amendment Blues” from “Larry Flynt: The Right To Be Left Alone”
“Hello (I Love You)” from “The Last Mimzy”
“Despedida” from “Love in the Time of Cholera”
“Huck’s Tune” from “Lucky You”
“Little Wonders” from “Meet the Robinsons”
“Another Believer” from “Meet the Robinsons”
“Way Back into Love” from “Music and Lyrics”
“PoP! Goes My Heart” from “Music and Lyrics”
“Ordinary People” from “Music Within”
“Pretty Much Amazing” from “Nancy Drew”
“Falling Slowly” from “Once”
“If You Want Me” from “Once”
“Le Festin” from “Ratatouille”
“Land of Quiet Poems” from “Resurrecting the Champ”
“Love Will Still Be There” from “September Dawn”
“Royal Pain” from “Shrek the Third”
“Rule the World” from “Stardust”
“Before It’s Too Late (Sam and Mikaela’s Theme)” from “Transformers”
“Baby Don’t You Cry” from “Waitress”
“Beautiful Ride” from “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story”
“Walk Hard” from “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story”
“Let’s Duet” from “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story”
“Back Where You Belong” from “The Water Horse”

The Academy will screen the clips above on Tuesday, January 15, in random order, for voting members of the
Music Branch in both Beverly Hills and New York City. Following the screenings, members will vote to determine which three, four or five songs become nominees in the category. 

Rules of Eligibility: 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. 

Nominations for the 80th Academy Awards will be announced on Tuesday, January 22, 2008, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2007 will be presented on Sunday, February 24, 2008, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network staring at 5 p.m. PT.

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Dazzler 12/13/2007 12:46:26 PM
I hope the "Walk Hard" stuff makes it. Seems like a decent enough list. I always thought it was a short list for these short sighted people.
scoundrel 12/13/2007 1:03:36 PM
Eddie Vedder's Into the Wild soundtrack is phenomenal. But I'm surprised his song "Hard Sun" isn't on this list. I thought that'd be a shoo-in.
Spidey316 12/13/2007 1:06:33 PM
OK Most of these songs either suck or I never even heard of. What about Carrie Underwood's Ever Ever After from Enchanted or LeAnn Rime's Are You Ready For A Miracle from Evan Almighty. I'm telling you, the Oscars are nothing put pure politics, plain and simple.
rgtchtiger 12/13/2007 2:59:03 PM
I had no idea this many films had songs eligible for consideration for the Best Song category. Funny when you consider that when Disney released an animated movie every year it was pretty much a foregone conclusion at least one or two songs nominated in the category were going to come from their movies. On another note, I was thinking about these Awards programs and the WGA strike recently and this seems like a somewhat appropriate thread to discuss my thoughts. Aren't the writers for these awards shows like the Academy Awards part of the WGA too? If so, wouldn't the strike affect the production of the Academy Awards show and most other similar awards shows? The Golden Globes, Academy Awards, SAG Awards, and others could potentially not air at all due to the strike if their writers are all WGA members. Am I wrong?
monkeyfoot 12/13/2007 4:01:02 PM
Rgtchtiger, I think what they do for these award shows is have the producers write things for the presenters to say. And Jimmie Kimmel ad-libbed his jokes for the American Music awards a month or so ago. Though I'm sure he had things in his head already prepared when he started.
smegforbrain 12/13/2007 4:48:19 PM
I'd have to hunt for it again, but there was something the other day about this, rgtchtiger. It seemed to give the impression that with the writer's striking, nobody may show up for any awards shows as it would be viewed as crossing the picket line.
galaga51 12/13/2007 5:19:05 PM
I really have rarely cared about this category, so I'll move on to the other topic. Yes, I suspect these shows are very much written by guild members, so it will be very interesting to see what happens. I don't think going to the show would necessarily be crossing the line unless they get non-union writers for the show. However, if they don't, it might be even more boring than it has been, with notable exceptions. After seeing some numbers (assuming they're remotely accurate), I'll be amazed that this goes far past the holidays. Hey writers, you're losing a load of money!
NotAFan 12/13/2007 8:14:25 PM
D*** it! Only ten more songs and this would have been funny!
oneirosvangogh 12/14/2007 2:53:09 AM
scoundrel, Eddie Vedder's "Hard Sun" - brilliant as it maybe - sadly does not qualify since it's a remake and not an original song, like the other songs being considered for "Into the Wild".
jppintar326 1/7/2008 3:06:01 PM
I agree it was not a good year for songs. I also agree that Walk Hard songs should win by default. Those songs were very funny.
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