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Oscars Make Shocking Decision To Disqualify Best Original Song Nominee! Will Taylor Swift And Lana Del Rey Get Another Shot?!

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Alone Yet Not Alone shocked Hollywood with its Oscar nomination for Best Original Song.

Not only was it a small budget faith-based film, it had also barely played in theaters and few had even heard of it!

In fact, the nod was so surprising it had some in the industry crying foul. Especially since its composer Bruce Boughton was once the Governor of the Academy's music branch!

But was that really a conflict? Not necessarily, but it turns out Mr. Boughton DID use it to his advantage! He admitted to personally contacting Academy members and urging them to vote for the song!

He didn't think he did anything wrong, but the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences decided differently! For only the fifth time in Oscar history, the Board of Governors has revoked the film's nomination!

In a surprise announcement president Cheryl Boone Isaacs explained the board's position, saying:

"No matter how well-intentioned the communication, using one’s position as a former governor and current executive committee member to personally promote one’s own Oscar submission creates the appearance of an unfair advantage."

So does this mean a second chance for eligible snubbees Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, and Lana Del Rey?

Unfortunately no. 2014 will just have to make due with the four remaining nominees.

Since you won't be hearing it on the Oscars stage, you can listen to the title track (below) for Alone Yet Not Alone and decide for yourself if its nomination was unfair.

[Image via Enthuse Entertainment.]

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8 comments to “Oscars Make Shocking Decision To Disqualify Best Original Song Nominee! Will Taylor Swift And Lana Del Rey Get Another Shot?!”



  1. 1

    I'm still mad that "Young and beautiful" wasn't nominated! It's a phenomenal song and better than "Skyfall", if you ask me.



  2. 2

    Bruce Boughton should know better than to turn-on the Hollywood Jewish Mafia….

  3. pp says – reply to this


    3

    Both "sweeter than fiction" and "Young and beautiful" deserve a nom

  4. erin says – reply to this


    4

    i see fire needs to be nominated

  5. EG42 says – reply to this


    5

    Funny how perezhilton is just bold-faced lying with the words, "He admitted to personally contacting Academy members and urging them to vote for the song!" You can read the original email here: Broughton makes absolutely NO attempt to urge anyone to vote for the song. He's merely attempting to make people aware of the song's existence, with a "for your consideration" email; which last I checked, 5 bajillion people from every major studio/label spend 10 bajliion dollars on doing exactly this every single oscar season.



  6. 6

    Wow, can a movie be anymore hegemonic and racist? Holy fuck.



  7. 7

    Heaven forbid this song win over some repetative, mindless crap from Taylor Swift



  8. 8

    skyfall by Adele won an oscar… and not young and beautiful by Lana Del Rey? Ridiculous. Lana's song is 10000x better.