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"MAN OR MUPPET" Nominated for Best Original Song OSCAR!

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by jacobsnchz, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. jacobsnchz

    jacobsnchz Well-Known Member

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  2. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    And it will lose to some whiny thing from some depressing foreign-esque film.

    Or random rap.
  3. BobThePizzaBoy

    BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

    Only 2 nominations for that category? And it's up against Rio? I wonder who will win. :rolleyes:
  4. jacobsnchz

    jacobsnchz Well-Known Member

    The only other nominee is "Real In Rio" from RIO
  5. Borples

    Borples Well-Known Member

    And Life's a Happy Song wasn't. Huh. I'm glad for Man or Muppet; I'm just surprised. Also, looks like there is only one other song nominated? From Rio? Strange.
  6. Cindy

    Cindy Moderator Staff Member

    Yay! Congrats on the Oscar nomination, everybody!
  7. goldenstate5

    goldenstate5 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, color me surprised that "Life's a Happy Song" wasn't nominated.

    But whatever. It has one contender... from RIO.

    Oh my god I think a Muppet movie is about to win an Academy Award.
  8. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    I swear, if it doesn't win...
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  9. zns

    zns Well-Known Member

    This would be a very big thing if it did win the Oscar. Here's hoping.
  10. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Man or Muppet is also trending on twitter, worldwide! Your fans really DID never leave you!
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  11. Borples

    Borples Well-Known Member

    Yeah, if it loses to Rio, I think it's time we all go colonize our own planet. I hear Koozebain is lovely this time of year. ;)

    So a few weeks ago, I was reading about the process for nominating songs. Apparently, eligible voters had to watch all of the songs on the list as they were presented in their respective movies, and immediately after give them a score. Songs had to have a certain average score or higher to be eligible as a nominee. Which I guess explains why there are only two songs nominated this year--either there was no really good music, or members of the Academy were all grumpy. Anyway, when I read that, I thought that it might hurt Life's a Happy Song's chances. Because the very first time I heard that song, I was thinking it was a little cheesy and happy even for the Muppets. But then after three or four listens I fell in love and it's been stuck in my head ever since. It grows on you, is what I'm saying, and that's not accounted for in the scoring process. Whereas Man or Muppet has a sort of surprising brilliance about it, especially as it's presented in the movie.

    But, whatever, enough analyzing. Time to root on Man or Muppet!! Muppet Oscar! Muppet Oscar! Let's go, Muppet Oscar! :grouchy:
  12. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    I still wish Pictures in My Head had been nominated . Apparently I'm the only one.
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  13. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Every song should have been nominated. I don't think there's a single Muppet fan here that wouldn't think so. Even Me party.
  14. jacobsnchz

    jacobsnchz Well-Known Member

    This made my day! LMBO! Partially because, for some reason, I read it in a country accent... I'm weird like that! haha.
  15. DannyRWW

    DannyRWW Well-Known Member

    Only two songs...well at least they picked a good one...I'd rather see this win than life's a happy song anyways.
  16. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

    no your not lol i want steve whitmire to win an award
  17. Not a single one of the Golden Globe nominees for Best original song made it onto the Oscar list. The bare minimum is 2 and The Muppets made it in.
  18. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Looked at the other nominations.

    Pixar so got snubbed. But then again, I agree that they should have. This was definitely the year they'd sit it out.
  19. zoebell

    zoebell Well-Known Member

    apparently, according to the new oscar song rules from a few years ago, a song has to be scored on a scale of 1-10 to be nominated. and it has to have an average of at least 8.25 to get in

    if no movie gets a score that high then there's no nominees that year. if only one movie gets that high then the next highest score is allowed in.

    so obviously that's what happened here, and clearly man or muppet already won this category going in.

    but if you ask me that's a seriously screwed up system. i mean, this was a better than average year for songs in movies, and almost NONE of them were good enough to be nominated? that's ridiculous. they need to rehaul that category again

    personally, i thought life's a happy song AND pictures in my head were better than man or muppet. and i'm sort of disappointed because jason segel is going to be the one who performs this, right? and walter i guess. but the other muppets won't even get to be there
  20. panmanthe2nd

    panmanthe2nd Well-Known Member

    It's great that it's nominated! It would be excellent if it does win, but even if it doesn't a Oscar nomination seems to help DVD sales a bit. And better DVD sales means more hope of Disney doing other Muppet stuff.

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