The Academy Releases List of Oscar-Eligible Original Songs

Toy Story 3Here we have it; the list of original songs eligible for the 2010 Oscars, and it seems to serve as greater confirmation that this has been a weak year for movies. Luckily, thanks to Academy rules, they only need a minimum of two song nominations; which means we won’t see “Welcome to Burlesque” get any smug recognition just because they needed to fill a slot. (Although I wouldn’t put it past them to vote it in for real – remember when “Hard Out There For a Pimp” won?) Of course if the Academy doesn’t find enough merit in any of the songs, the category won’t see the light of the Kodak Theater, but that doesn’t seem to be too likely since the list includes two Disney animated features’ themes (and one of those consists of Randy Newman playing our collective nostalgia like a fiddle for Toy Story 3). The full list of Oscar nominations will be announced on Jan. 25 next year.

Here’s the full list of eligible songs:

• “Alice” from Alice in Wonderland

• “Forever One Love” from Black Tulip

• “Freedom Song” from Black Tulip

• “Bound to You” from Burlesque

• “Welcome to Burlesque” from Burlesque

• “You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me” from Burlesque

• “There’s a Place for Us” from The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

• “Coming Home” from Country Strong

• “Me and Tennessee” from Country Strong

• “Despicable Me” from Despicable Me

• “Prettiest Girls” from Despicable Me

• “Dear Laughing Doubters” from Dinner for Schmucks

• “Better Days” from Eat Pray Love

• “If You Run” from Going the Distance

• “Darkness before the Dawn” from Holy Rollers

• “Sticks & Stones” from How to Train Your Dragon

• “Le Gris” from Idiots and Angels

• “Chanson Illusionist” from The Illusionist

• “Never Say Never” from The Karate Kid

• “To the Sky” from Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole

• “What If” from Letters to Juliet

• “Life during Wartime” from Life during Wartime

• “Made in Dagenham” from Made in Dagenham

• “Little One” from Mother and Child

• “Be the One” from The Next Three Days

• “If I Rise” from 127 Hours

• “When You See Forever” from The Perfect Game

• “I Remain” from Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

• “Dream Big” from Pure Country 2: The Gift

• “How I Love You” from Ramona and Beezus

• “Darling I Do” from Shrek Forever After

• “Noka Oi” from Six Days in Paradise

• “This Is a Low” from Tamara Drewe

• “I See the Light” from Tangled

• “Rise” from 3 Billion and Counting

• “We Belong Together” from Toy Story 3

• “Eclipse: All Yours” from The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

• “Nothing” from Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too

• “A Better Life” from Unbeaten

• “Shine” from Waiting for ‘Superman’

• “The Reasons Why” from Wretches & Jabberers

Source: Deadline