Beverly Hills, CA(RushPRNews)12/17/08-â€” Forty-nine songs from eligible feature-length motion pictures are contending for nominations in the Original Song category for the 81st Academy AwardsÂ®, 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:
â€œAnother Way to Dieâ€ from â€œQuantum of Solaceâ€
â€œBarking at the Moonâ€ from â€œBoltâ€
â€œThe Boys Are Backâ€ from â€œHigh School Musical 3: Senior Yearâ€
â€œBroken and Bentâ€ from â€œRole Modelsâ€
â€œBy the Boab Treeâ€ from â€œAustraliaâ€
â€œThe Callâ€ from â€œThe Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspianâ€
â€œCan I Have This Danceâ€ from â€œHigh School Musical 3: Senior Yearâ€
â€œChase the Morningâ€ from â€œRepo! The Genetic Operaâ€
â€œChromaggiaâ€ from â€œRepo! The Genetic Operaâ€
â€œThe Code of Lifeâ€ from â€œMy Dreamâ€
â€œCode of Silenceâ€ from â€œSave Meâ€
â€œCount on Meâ€ from â€œThe Womenâ€
â€œDi Notteâ€ from â€œThe Lodgerâ€
â€œDjoyigbeâ€ from â€œPray the Devil Back to Hellâ€
â€œDown to Earthâ€ from â€œWALL-Eâ€
â€œDraculaâ€™s Lamentâ€ from â€œForgetting Sarah Marshallâ€
â€œDriveâ€ from â€œFuelâ€
â€œForeverâ€ from â€œThey Killed Sister Dorothyâ€
â€œHigh School Musicalâ€ from â€œHigh School Musical 3: Senior Yearâ€
â€œGran Torinoâ€ from â€œGran Torinoâ€
â€œI Thought I Lost Youâ€ from â€œBoltâ€
â€œI Want It Allâ€ from â€œHigh School Musical 3: Senior Yearâ€
â€œIn Rodantheâ€ from â€œNights in Rodantheâ€
â€œIt Ainâ€™t Rightâ€ from â€œDark Streetsâ€
â€œJai Hoâ€ from â€œSlumdog Millionaireâ€
â€œJust Getting Startedâ€ from â€œHigh School Musical 3: Senior Yearâ€
â€œJust Wanna Be with Youâ€ from â€œHigh School Musical 3: Senior Yearâ€
â€œLittle Personâ€ from â€œSynecdoche, New Yorkâ€
â€œThe Little Thingsâ€ from â€œWantedâ€
â€œA Night to Rememberâ€ from â€œHigh School Musical 3: Senior Yearâ€
â€œNothing but the Truthâ€ from â€œNothing but the Truthâ€
â€œNow or Neverâ€ from â€œHigh School Musical 3: Senior Yearâ€
â€œO Sayaâ€ from â€œSlumdog Millionaireâ€
â€œOnce in a Lifetimeâ€ from â€œCadillac Recordsâ€
â€œRight Here Right Nowâ€ from â€œHigh School Musical 3: Senior Yearâ€
â€œRight to Dreamâ€ from â€œTenneseeâ€
â€œRock Me Sexy Jesusâ€ from â€œHamlet 2â€
â€œScreamâ€ from â€œHigh School Musical 3: Senior Yearâ€
â€œThe Storyâ€ from â€œMy Blueberry Nightsâ€
â€œSweet Balladâ€ from â€œYes Manâ€
â€œToo Much Juiceâ€ from â€œDark Streetsâ€
â€œThe Traveling Songâ€ from â€œMadagascar: Escape 2 Africaâ€
â€œTrouble the Waterâ€ from â€œTrouble the Waterâ€
â€œUp to Our Nexâ€ from â€œRachel Getting Marriedâ€
â€œWalk Awayâ€ from â€œHigh School Musical 3: Senior Yearâ€
â€œWaterlineâ€ from â€œPride and Gloryâ€
â€œThe Wrestlerâ€ from â€œThe Wrestlerâ€
â€œYes Manâ€ from â€œYes Manâ€
â€œZydrate Anatomyâ€ from â€œRepo! The Genetic Operaâ€
On Tuesday, January 6, 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 vote to determine which three, four or five songs become nominees in the category.
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 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 81st Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Thursday, January 22, 2009, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academyâ€™s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2008 will be presented on Sunday, February 22, 2009, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland CenterÂ®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.
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