Tuesday, November 06, 2007

the Once songs are eligible for Oscar

Apparently, all the Once songs are eligible except "Say It To Me Now" (one of the ones I thought WAS eligible) because the shooting of the film actually predated the release of the albums in which the songs first appeared. The film was shot in January 2006 - WAY before it and the soundtrack were released - and the Hansard/Irglova albums with the songs on them were released later in 2006.

I'm not sure this eligibility thing is a done deal (you know how the academy can be about this), but as of now, I'm operating on the assumption that any of the songs could make it... including the centerpiece tune "Falling Slowly." So actually, a situation like this is not entirely out of the question:

5 nominations
Best Original Screenplay - John Carney
Best Original Song - "Falling Slowly"
Best Original Song - "If You Want Me"
Best Original Song - "When Your Mind's Made Up"
Best Picture of the Year

And "Falling Slowly" could WIN. Conceivably. That would be so cool.

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Blogger J.D. said...

Best Picture? Suure...

9:43 PM  
Blogger Rural Juror said...

Wait...seriously? Awesome!

1:18 AM  
Blogger Kamikaze Camel said...

I doubt Once is gonna get three song nominations. Not when there are three originals from Hairspray, an unknown number of originals from Enchanted (Alan Menken is this category's god), plus the chance to reward Eddie Veddar and how many other random songs from random movies. I could see "Falling Slowly" and "When Your Mind's Made Up" making it though. But, for once, this category is very competitive. I would agree that three could make it if it weren't for the other musicals in play and Eddie Veddar.

3:09 AM  

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