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56 songs qualify to vie for Oscar - The Hollywood Reporter 12/9/06


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  • 56 songs qualify to vie for Oscar - The Hollywood Reporter 12/9/06

    56 songs qualify to vie for Oscar

    By Gregg Kilday
    The Hollywood Reporter
    Dec 9, 2006

    Fifty-six songs from eligible feature-length motion pictures have qualified to vie in the best original song category at the 79th Annual Academy Awards.

    Alphabetically, they range from "Believe It" from the Heart of the Game" to "You Know My Name" from "Casino Royale."

    Both the musical "Dreamgirls" and the animated film "Over the Hedge" placed three songs each. The original tunes from "Dreamgirls" that qualified are "Listen," "Love You I Do" and "Patience," while "Hedge" will be represented by "Family of Me," "Heist" and "Still."

    And "Borat" earned a spot on the qualifiers' list with its mock national anthem "O Kazakhstan."

    On Jan. 16, the Academy will screen clips featuring each song, 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.

    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.

    Nominations will be announced Jan. 23, and the Oscar ceremony will be held Feb. 25.
    The complete list of qualified songs includes:

    "Believe It" from "The Heart of the Game"

    "The Best" from "Everyone's Hero"

    "The Book I Write" from "Stranger than Fiction"

    "Circle in the Sand" from "Friends with Money"

    "Coming Back to You" from "Deja Vu"

    "Definition of Love" from "Akeelah and the Bee"

    "Dreamz with a Z" from "American Dreamz"

    "Encarnacion" from "Nacho Libre"

    "Family of Me" from "Over the Hedge"

    "A Father's Way" from "The Pursuit of Happyness"

    "Heist" from "Over the Hedge"

    "Hillbilly Holla" from "Barnyard"

    "I Belong" from "Open Season"

    "I Need to Wake Up" from "An Inconvenient Truth"

    "In Rosa Vernat Lilium" from "The Nativity Story"

    "It's a Fight" from "Rocky Balboa"

    "Ju Hua Tai" from "Curse of the Golden Flower"

    "Keep Holding On" from "Eragon"

    "Khalbali" from "Rang de Basanti"

    "Listen" from "Dreamgirls"

    "Love You I Do" from "Dreamgirls"

    "Luka Chuppi" from "Rang de Basanti"

    "The Motion" from "3 Needles"

    "My Little Girl" from "Flicka"

    "Never Gonna Break My Faith" from "Bobby"

    "Never Let Go" from "The Guardian"

    "O Kazakhstan" from "Borat Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan"

    "Ordinary Miracle" from "Charlotte's Web"

    "Our Town" from "Cars"

    "Patience" from "Dreamgirls"

    "Philosophy" from "Step Up"

    "PJ & Rooster" from "Idlewild"

    "Quest for Love" from "Arthur and the Invisibles"

    "Real Gone" from "Cars"

    "Really Nice Day" from "The Wild"

    "Shine on 'Em" from "Blood Diamond"

    "The Song of the Heart" from "Happy Feet"

    "Star Mile" from "The Last Kiss"

    "Still" from "Over the Hedge"

    "Suenos" from "Hollywood Familia"

    "Sweet Music" from "Glory Road"

    "Til the End of Time" from "Little Miss Sunshine"

    "Tonight" from "Night at the Museum"

    "Try Not to Remember" from "Home of the Brave"

    "Upside Down" from "Curious George"

    "When You Taught Me How to Dance" from "Miss Potter"

    "Won't Let You Fall" from "Poseidon"

    "You Know My Name" from "Casino Royale"
    "If you don't know how to draw, you don't belong in this building" - John Lasseter 2006

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    Re: 56 songs qualify to vie for Oscar - The Hollywood Reporter 12/9/06

    Ziskin Announces Oscar Musical Performers

    Source: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
    February 22, 2007

    Dreamgirls. Also from Dreamgirls will be Hudson singing "Love You I Do" (music by Henry Krieger and lyric by Siedah Garrett), and Rose, Robinson and other cast mates performing "Patience" (music by Henry Krieger and lyric by Willie Reale).

    Etheridge will perform "I Need to Wake Up" from the documentary feature An Inconvenient Truth. Etheridge wrote the music and lyric for the nominated songs.

    Newman will perform his nominated song "Our Town" from the animated feature Cars
    "If you don't know how to draw, you don't belong in this building" - John Lasseter 2006


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