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 Posted:   Jan 29, 2014 - 3:46 PM   
 By:   Scott Bettencourt   (Member)

I don't think anyone's mentioned this, but the trades just announced that the Academy has rescinded the song nomination for "Alone Yet Not Alone." According to the article,

"The decision was prompted by the discovery that Broughton, a former governor and current Music Branch executive committee member, had emailed members of the branch to make them aware of his submission during the nominations voting period.

'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,' said Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Academy resident."

(That's a typo in the article - Cheryl Boone Isaacs is Academy president, not resident.).

It also says that no new song will be added to fill out the five.

 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2014 - 3:51 PM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

People were bizarrely upset about this in the first place. It wasn't really....a strong song, but still, Taylor Swift and Coldplay are hardly Oscar-worthy for their songs, either.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2014 - 3:57 PM   
 By:   itstownerman   (Member)

That Music Branch of the Academy is some Shady folks. lol

Why replace that shady song getting votes...with the next song that garnered 6th place votes?

 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2014 - 3:58 PM   
 By:   Scott Bettencourt   (Member)

Personally, I like the song, and thought it had a nice old-fashioned quality (like an Americana hymn) that the branch might have responded to without prompting, but the fact that the film was so incredibly obscure -- I'd never even heard of it until the campaign started for the song -- probably didn't help their case.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2014 - 4:41 PM   
 By:   itstownerman   (Member)

...and from the The Hollywood Reporter....Scott Feinberg who cannot figure out who won Best Score in 1985...We all know that John Barry won for Out of Africa...but Scott Feinberg from THR write that...

Broughton, who won a best original score Oscar for Silverado 28 years ago and served on the Board from 2003-2012, shared his nomination with the lyricist Dennis Spiegel.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/race/academy-disqualifies-oscar-nominated-song-675480


I emailed Feinberg...and suggested to him..like i had done for Scott Bettencourt...that there is a search engine called...www.google.com To help with your fact finding statements.


WOW..Feinberg...quickly changed his newly appointment of Bruce Broughton's 1985 Oscar...lol

Broughton, who was nominated for the best original score Oscar for Silverado 28 years ago and served on the Academy's board from 2003-12, shared his nomination with the lyricist Dennis Spiegel.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/race/academy-disqualifies-oscar-nominated-song-675480

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2014 - 5:06 PM   
 By:   McD   (Member)

People were bizarrely upset about this in the first place. It wasn't really....a strong song, but still, Taylor Swift and Coldplay are hardly Oscar-worthy for their songs, either.

I thought Coldplay's song was a stunning musical addition to the film. It captured it perfectly and, although I'm not familiar with all the candidates, it would be a worthy winner in my eyes.

 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2014 - 5:26 PM   
 By:   Brandon Brown   (Member)

...and from the The Hollywood Reporter....Scott Feinberg who cannot figure out who won Best Score in 1985...We all know that John Barry won for Out of Africa...but Scott Feinberg from THR write that...

Broughton, who won a best original score Oscar for Silverado 28 years ago and served on the Board from 2003-2012, shared his nomination with the lyricist Dennis Spiegel.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/race/academy-disqualifies-oscar-nominated-song-675480


That's pretty funny. Shows that zero amount a research went into that article.

Looks like he's edited since. Someone in the comments section on the site called him out on it, as well.

 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2014 - 5:34 PM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

People were bizarrely upset about this in the first place. It wasn't really....a strong song, but still, Taylor Swift and Coldplay are hardly Oscar-worthy for their songs, either.

I thought Coldplay's song was a stunning musical addition to the film. It captured it perfectly and, although I'm not familiar with all the candidates, it would be a worthy winner in my eyes.


They've done far better than that, though. Shouldn't get in on name recognition alone. Glad you liked it, though!

 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2014 - 7:00 PM   
 By:   Lukas Kendall   (Member)

...and from the The Hollywood Reporter....Scott Feinberg who cannot figure out who won Best Score in 1985...We all know that John Barry won for Out of Africa...but Scott Feinberg from THR write that...

Broughton, who won a best original score Oscar for Silverado 28 years ago and served on the Board from 2003-2012, shared his nomination with the lyricist Dennis Spiegel.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/race/academy-disqualifies-oscar-nominated-song-675480


That's pretty funny. Shows that zero amount a research went into that article.

Looks like he's edited since. Someone in the comments section on the site called him out on it, as well.


The reporter should have checked his facts, yes, but we take it for granted that people know these things off the top of their head...I couldn't tell you who won best cinematography or editing from 1985!

Lukas

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2014 - 7:15 PM   
 By:   ILOVESCORES65   (Member)

Lukas,

Actually it was OUT OF AFRICA (Cinematography) and WITNESS (Editing)

To quote Christoph Waltz in DJANGO UNCHAINED - "Sorry, I just couldn't resist."

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2014 - 7:42 PM   
 By:   ryankeaveney   (Member)

Not nominated, but should have been:

M83 - Oblivion (feat. Susanne Sundfør)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mkUp1V3ys0

Nate Walcott, Mike Mogis, Big Harp - At Your Door (Stuck in Love Soundtrack)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrIDIb8pTl0

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2014 - 7:42 PM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

In the afterlife, David Raksin must be wishing something like this could have happened with "Shaft."

 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2014 - 8:45 PM   
 By:   On the Score   (Member)

Absolutely agreed Ryan, especially Oblivion. Stuck in Love is a truly wonderful film with a great soundtrack. Heartily recommended at Netflix Instant

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2014 - 8:54 PM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

...and from the The Hollywood Reporter....Scott Feinberg who cannot figure out who won Best Score in 1985...We all know that John Barry won for Out of Africa...but Scott Feinberg from THR write that...

Broughton, who won a best original score Oscar for Silverado 28 years ago and served on the Board from 2003-2012, shared his nomination with the lyricist Dennis Spiegel.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/race/academy-disqualifies-oscar-nominated-song-675480


That's pretty funny. Shows that zero amount a research went into that article.

Looks like he's edited since. Someone in the comments section on the site called him out on it, as well.


That was me. But now I see my post has been removed and not only did he correct that error, he has added a much longer history of past nominees that had been disqualified which he did not have before. Variety had a much better article with a quote from Broughton himself.

As I suspected, Feinberg is full of shit and a lousy writer.

James

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2014 - 9:00 PM   
 By:   itstownerman   (Member)

...and from the The Hollywood Reporter....Scott Feinberg who cannot figure out who won Best Score in 1985...We all know that John Barry won for Out of Africa...but Scott Feinberg from THR write that...

Broughton, who won a best original score Oscar for Silverado 28 years ago and served on the Board from 2003-2012, shared his nomination with the lyricist Dennis Spiegel.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/race/academy-disqualifies-oscar-nominated-song-675480


That's pretty funny. Shows that zero amount a research went into that article.

Looks like he's edited since. Someone in the comments section on the site called him out on it, as well.


The reporter should have checked his facts, yes, but we take it for granted that people know these things off the top of their head...I couldn't tell you who won best cinematography or editing from 1985!

Lukas


I could...Out of Africa won Cinematography David Watkins and Witness won Editing Thom Noble....As I told Feinberg...before you spout off and before you write an article for THR or Variety or whatever...Check your facts...it only takes a mere seconds to figure this out.

 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2014 - 9:06 PM   
 By:   Scott Bettencourt   (Member)

Absolutely agreed Ryan, especially Oblivion. Stuck in Love is a truly wonderful film with a great soundtrack. Heartily recommended at Netflix Instant

I liked that Oblivion song, but Stuck in Love didn't make it on the Academy's list of eligible films so it had no chance of a nomination:

http://www.oscars.org/awards/academyawards/rules/reminderlist.html

Honestly, I'm not sure it even had a theatrical release in L.A. Does anyone remember seeing it in a commercial L.A. theater?

While the Music Branch generally seems predictable in their preference for the traditional and old-fashioned, they're still capable of surprising me ("Lose Yourself," "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp," Steven Price's Gravity).

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2014 - 9:16 PM   
 By:   itstownerman   (Member)

...and from the The Hollywood Reporter....Scott Feinberg who cannot figure out who won Best Score in 1985...We all know that John Barry won for Out of Africa...but Scott Feinberg from THR write that...

Broughton, who won a best original score Oscar for Silverado 28 years ago and served on the Board from 2003-2012, shared his nomination with the lyricist Dennis Spiegel.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/race/academy-disqualifies-oscar-nominated-song-675480


That's pretty funny. Shows that zero amount a research went into that article.

Looks like he's edited since. Someone in the comments section on the site called him out on it, as well.


That was me. But now I see my post has been removed and not only did he correct that error, he has added a much longer history of past nominees that had been disqualified which he did not have before. Variety had a much better article with a quote from Broughton himself.

As I suspected, Feinberg is full of shit and a lousy writer.

James


Yes..I saw your comments about Feinberg at THR...I called him out on it...and Feinberg went into a tizzy and a tailspin. LOL. GURL DOWN! lol He has made, along with other articles that didn't have fact checks. Oscar.org has all your answers, or Google. Feinberg has corrected and added to the article about Broughton a few more times...since this afternoon. I agree with your colorful remarks.

 
 Posted:   Jan 30, 2014 - 12:38 AM   
 By:   On the Score   (Member)

Stuck In Love did indeed play in LA

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 30, 2014 - 1:05 AM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

Unfair advantage? These guys not heard of the Weinsteins?

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 30, 2014 - 1:31 AM   
 By:   moviescore   (Member)

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/in-support-of-bruce-broughton-and-dennis-spiegel

 
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