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.