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The 2010 Academy Award nominations will be announced on Tuesday, February 2, 2010, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academys Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

The 2010 Academy Awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, March 7, 2010, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center. In the US, itll be televised live by ABC.

Sixty-three songs are contending for a nomination in the Best Original Song category for the 2010 Academy Awards. Needless to say, there are songs from Disney movies A Christmas Carol, The Princess and the Frog in addition to songs from Miley Cyrus Hannah Montana The Movie, Rob Marshalls Nine, and even Sacha Baron Cohens Bruno.

Among the curiosities (the song titles, I mean) are AyAyAyAy from The Maid, Fly Farm Blues from It Might Get Loud, Depression Era from That Evening Sun, Running Out of Empty (Make Ourselves at Home) from Lymelife, We Love Violence from The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, and You Got Me Wrapped around Your Little Finger from An Education.

Only five songs have the word “love" in it. And that includes the aforementioned We Love Violence.

The original songs, along with the motion picture in which each song is featured, are listed below in alphabetical order by song title:

“All Is Love" from Where the Wild Things Are
“Almost Over You" from My One and Only
“Almost There" from The Princess and the Frog
“AyAyAyAy" from The Maid
“Back to Tennessee" from Hannah Montana The Movie
“Being Bad" from Duplicity
“Blanco" from Fast & Furious
“Brothers in Arms" from Brothers at War
“Butterfly Fly Away" from Hannah Montana The Movie
“Cinema Italiano" from Nine
“Colorblind" from Invictus
“Depression Era" from That Evening Sun
“Dont Walk Away" from Hannah Montana The Movie
“Dove of Peace" from Bruno
“Down in New Orleans" from The Princess and the Frog
“Fly Farm Blues" from It Might Get Loud
“Forget Me from I Love You, Beth Cooper
“God Bless Us Everyone" from Disneys A Christmas Carol
“Here" from Shrink
“Hideaway" from Where the Wild Things Are
“Hoedown Throwdown" from Hannah Montana The Movie
“I Bring What I Love" from Youssou NDour: I Bring What I Love
“I See You" from Avatar
“(I Want to) Come Home" from Everybodys Fine
“If Youre Wondering" from The Lightkeepers
“Impossible Fantasy" from Adventures of Power
“Innocent Child" from Skin
“Invictus 9,000 Days" from Invictus
“Legendary" from Tyson
“Let Freedom Reign" from Skin
“Loin de Paname" from Paris 36
“Ma Belle Evangeline" from The Princess and the Frog
“My One and Only" from My One and Only
“Na Na" from Couples Retreat
“Never Knew I Needed" from The Princess and the Frog
“New Divide" from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
“New Jersey Nights" from Adventures of Power
“New York Is Where I Live" from Did You Hear about the Morgans?
“No Time for Love" from Simon & Malou
“One Day" from Post Grad
“Only You" from The Young Victoria
“Other Father Song" from Coraline
“Peteys Song" from Fantastic Mr. Fox
“Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea" from Ponyo
“Possibility" from The Twilight Saga: New Moon
“Raining Sunshine" from Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
“Running Out of Empty (Make Ourselves at Home)" from Lymelife
“Smoke without Fire" from An Education
“Somebody Else" from Crazy Heart
“Stus Song" from The Hangover
“Take It All" from Nine
“Through the Trees" from Jennifers Body
“Trust Me" from The Informant!
“Un Bouquet des Violettes" from New York, I Love You
“We Are the Children of the World" from The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
“We Love Violence" from The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
“The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart)" from Crazy Heart
“When You Find Me" from Adam
“Winter" from Brothers
“The Word Is Love" from Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay!
“You Got Me Wrapped around Your Little Finger" from An Education
“You'll Always Find Your Way Back Home" from Hannah Montana The Movie
“You've Been a Friend to Me" from Old Dogs

From the Academys press release:

On Tuesday, January 12, the Academy screened clips featuring each song, in random order, for voting members of the Music Branch in Los Angeles. Following the screenings, members will determine the nominees by an averaged point system vote. If no song receives an average score of 8.25 or more, there will be no nominees in the category. If only one song achieves that score, it and the song receiving the next highest score shall be the two nominees. If two or more songs (up to five) achieve that score, they shall be the nominees.

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 one 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.

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