Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A nom, yet not a nom: yet another reason Original Song is the greatest (and worst) category in Oscar history...


The Oscar nominations always come and go with a few head scratchers no one saw coming, but I can't remember (at least in my years of Oscar watching) a WTF moment as big as hearing 'Alone Yet Not Alone' named as one of the Original Song nominees.  In fact, half the blogging community called bullshit immediately when they discovered who it was that penned the song and when the film itself was set to release.  It wasn't even that the song beat out early favorite 'Young and Beautiful', but more so that the song itself was such a steaming pile of shit, associated with a film that looked about as 'made for television' as they come, and the obvious political bias connected to the nomination itself stunk of corruption.

So, now that everyone has settled into the ironic hilarity of what this nomination represents (the Oscars are a joke...a joke that we can't help but LOVE TO DEATH and take far too seriously), Oscar makes a rare move and UN-nominates the song!  This is almost too good to be true!

So, let's just take a few minutes to morn the loss of what was sure to be the greatest moment in Oscar history (and by that I mean the Legend that is Joni Eareckson Tada perform this at the ceremony)!

4 comments:

  1. The nominating committee and all of its politics need to go. Especially in the way they handled this mess over a song that is just so fucking awful that I couldn't get past a minute of that awful trite.

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  2. I kinda love this, even if only for the "Nominated Yet Not Nominated" meme.

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    1. Either way you look at it, this is the best thing to happen to the Oscars this year.

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