Was sagt man dazu! Der Grund, warum "Küß den Frosch" in der Sparte "Bester Soundtrack" beim diesjährigen Oscar-Rennen nicht nominiert werden konnte:
Randy Newman's score for Disney's "The Princess and the Frog" is ineligible for an Oscar nomination, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Tuesday.
After the Music Branch Executive Committee met Monday, "it was determined that the film is not eligible in the score category, though four songs from the movie remain eligible for consideration," AMPAS said in a statement. Three original songs from the score by Newman and one by Ne-Yo are eligible in the original song category.
Newman's score appeared on the 81-film "reminder list" sent to all branch members for possible nomination. It was the only musical left on the list. The scores for Nine and Where the Wild Things Are had already been declared ineligible, and for that reason, the score for Crazy Heart was not entered into competition.
The Music Branch cited Rule 16, which states that "scores diluted by the use of tracked themes or other preexisting music, diminished in impact by the predominant use of songs, or assembled from the music of more than one composer shall not be eligible."
Tabulators at PricewaterhouseCoopers have been instructed to disregard any votes cast for the original score of The Princess And The Frog. The movie remains eligible in all other categories for which it qualified.
Sources told Variety that the film's score probably stayed on the list due to an oversight. Rule 16 was created in the 1990s because several Disney animated musicals -- including The Little Mermaid (1989) and Beauty And The Beast (1991) -- won for Original Score, which was traditionally reserved for dramatic scores, not musicals.
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