Academy Award nomination taken back for “Alone Yet Not Alone”

When the Oscar nominations were announced, there was questions over the nomination that appeared for Alone Yet Not Alone in the Original Song category and yet the Academy’s Board of Governors have voted to take back the nomination for “Alone Yet Not Alone,” music by Bruce Broughton and lyric by Dennis Spiegel from the little known film directed by Ray Bengston & George D. Escobar.

The decision was “prompted by the discovery that Broughton, a former Governor and current Music Branch executive committee member, had emailed members of the branch to make them aware of his submission during the nominations voting period.”

“No matter how well-intentioned the communication, using one’s position as a former governor and current executive committee member to personally promote one’s own Oscar submission creates the appearance of an unfair advantage,” said Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Academy President.

A new nominee in the Original Song category will not be named. The remaining nominees in the category are:

“Happy” from Despicable Me 2
Music and Lyric by Pharrell Williams

“Let It Go” from Frozen
Music and Lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez

“The Moon Song” from Her
Music by Karen O; Lyric by Karen O and Spike Jonze

“Ordinary Love” from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Music by Paul Hewson, Dave Evans, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen; Lyric by Paul Hewson

The Academy Awards will be handed out Sunday, March 2, 2014.

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