Academy Announces 49 Songs Eligible for Oscar Nomination

News   Academy Announces 49 Songs Eligible for Oscar Nomination The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the list of 49 songs that are eligible for nomination in the Original Song category for the 81st Annual Academy Awards.

The complete list of possible nominees follows:

"Another Way to Die" from "Quantum of Solace"
"Barking at the Moon" from "Bolt"
"The Boys Are Back" from "High School Musical 3: Senior Year"
"Broken and Bent" from "Role Models"
"By the Boab Tree" from "Australia"
"The Call" from "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian"
"Can I Have This Dance" from "High School Musical 3: Senior Year"
"Chase the Morning" from "Repo! The Genetic Opera"
"Chromaggia" from "Repo! The Genetic Opera"
"The Code of Life" from "My Dream"
"Code of Silence" from "Save Me"
"Count on Me" from "The Women"
"Di Notte" from "The Lodger"
"Djoyigbe" from "Pray the Devil Back to Hell"
"Down to Earth" from "WALL-E"
"Dracula's Lament" from "Forgetting Sarah Marshall"
"Drive" from "Fuel"
"Forever" from "They Killed Sister Dorothy"
"High School Musical" from "High School Musical 3: Senior Year"
"Gran Torino" from "Gran Torino"
"I Thought I Lost You" from "Bolt"
"I Want It All" from "High School Musical 3: Senior Year"
"In Rodanthe" from "Nights in Rodanthe"
"It Ain’t Right" from "Dark Streets"
"Jai Ho" from "Slumdog Millionaire"
"Just Getting Started" from "High School Musical 3: Senior Year"
"Just Wanna Be with You" from "High School Musical 3: Senior Year"
"Little Person" from "Synecdoche, New York"
"The Little Things" from "Wanted"
"A Night to Remember" from "High School Musical 3: Senior Year"
"Nothing but the Truth" from "Nothing but the Truth"
"Now or Never" from "High School Musical 3: Senior Year"
"O Saya" from "Slumdog Millionaire"
"Once in a Lifetime" from "Cadillac Records"
"Right Here Right Now" from "High School Musical 3: Senior Year"
"Right to Dream" from "Tennesee"
"Rock Me Sexy Jesus" from "Hamlet 2"
"Scream" from "High School Musical 3: Senior Year"
"The Story" from "My Blueberry Nights"
"Sweet Ballad" from "Yes Man"
"Too Much Juice" from "Dark Streets"
"The Traveling Song" from "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa"
"Trouble the Water" from "Trouble the Water"
"Up to Our Nex" from "Rachel Getting Married"
"Walk Away" from "High School Musical 3: Senior Year"
"Waterline" from "Pride and Glory"
"The Wrestler" from "The Wrestler"
"Yes Man" from "Yes Man"
"Zydrate Anatomy" from "Repo! The Genetic Opera"

On Jan. 6, 2009, the Academy will screen clips featuring each song for voting members of the Music Branch in Los Angeles. Following the screenings, members will vote to determine which three, four or five songs become nominees in the category.

A maximum of two songs may be nominated from any 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, the Academy states, "a song must consist of words and music, both of which are original and written specifically for the film." Oscar nominations will be announced Jan. 22, 2009.

Hugh Jackman, who won a Tony Award for his performance in The Boy From Oz, will host the 81st Annual Academy Awards. The February 22, 2009, awards ceremony — which will be produced by Laurence Mark and executive produced by Bill Condon — will feature set designs by David Rockwell. ABC will broadcast the ceremony live from the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center.