Oscar-qualifying songs include Muppets, leave out Madonna
December 21st, 2011
04:44 PM ET

Oscar-qualifying songs include Muppets, leave out Madonna

The Academy has released a short list of film songs that are in contention for Oscar nomination consideration, New York Magazine’s Vulture reports.

Notably absent from the list is Madonna’s “Masterpiece,” from her film “W.E.”

Turns out Madge’s song sounds too far into the movie’s closing credits to qualify for a nomination in the category.

Celebs who did make the cut include Zooey Deschanel (who sings a “Winnie the Pooh” tune), Mary J. Blige (“The Living Proof” is featured in “The Help”), and Glenn Close (the actress co-wrote “Lay Your Head Down” for “Albert Nobbs”).

Three songs from “The Muppets” - “Life's a Happy Song,” “Man or Muppet,” and “Pictures in My Head” - are included on the list of 39 tunes.

As for which of the songs will be performed on the Academy Awards telecast, we’ll just have to wait until February 26.

For the full list of eligible songs, visit Oscars.org.


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    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.

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