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Hear Music Nominated At The 2013 Oscars

Nora Jones performs in Paris, France.
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February 22, 2013 12:30 PM ET

From Best Original Song nominee "Everybody Needs A Best Friend" from Ted, to music from Best Original Score nominee Argo, listen to some of the music nominated for Academy Awards on Sunday night.

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