The Oscars Change The Rules For Best Original Song

Music

By: / August 31, 2012

There will be more songs vying for Oscars at next year’s Academy Awards.

With the Digital Age in full swing, more and more #creativists are gunning for their shot at legendary status. The motion picture academy is looking to reward all these changes by increasing the amount of nominees for Best Original Score at next year’s ceremony.

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences says that the five nominated songs receiving the highest number of votes from music branch members will be up for the final award. Last year’s “Man or Muppet” took home the Golden Man statue from The Muppets, which many felt didn’t have enough competition for the distinction. The voting process previously only allowed songs that earned an average score to be nominated.

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The 85th annual Academy Awards will be presented February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

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