The nominations for the 2010 Academy Awards were announced this morning, and in the Best Original Song category, Jack White, Karen O, Paul McCartney, Lykke Li and Linkin Park wereâ€¦ all snubbed. Even though those five artists all appeared on the Best Original Song Oscar shortlist, the Academy voters went in another direction, nominating a pair of Randy Newman songs from the animated The Princess and the Frog, "Take It All" from the musical Nine, "Loin de Paname" from the foreign film Paris 36 and, deservedly, T Bone Burnett and Ryan Bingham's "The Weary Kind," the theme song from Crazy Heart. However, news of the Best Original Song snubs will likely be overshadowed by the public outcry following The Blind Side's nomination in the Best Picture category. (Check out Peter Travers' Oscar predictions here.)
So what did Academy voters overlook? For starters, Jack White's original contribution to the It Might Get Loud documentary, "Fly Farm Blues." While Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O's score for Where the Wild Things Are was ruled ineligible in the Best Original Score category, "All is Love" was on the Oscar shortlist, but ultimately didn't make the final cut. Paul McCartney's "(I Want To) Come Home" from Everybody's Fine, Linkin Park's "New Divide" from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and all those great artists on the Twilight: New Moon soundtrack, from Thom Yorke to Grizzly Bear to Lykke Li, were also snubbed by the Oscar voters, who last year stunned everybody by not nominating Bruce Springsteen's "The Wrestler." Springsteen's track went on to win a Golden Globe and get nominated for a Grammy.
In Best Original Score, nominees include James Horner for Up, Alexandre Desplat for Fantastic Mr. Fox, Michael Giacchino for Up, Hans Zimmer for Sherlock Holmes and Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders for The Hurt Locker. For the full rundown of Academy Award nominees, check out the Oscars official site.
Rolling Stone's Peter Travers will likely have plenty, plenty to say about this year's snubs and shocking nominees (The Blind Side! For Best Picture?), so keep it tuned to the Travers Take for much more on the Oscars.
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