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

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

  1. zoebell

    zoebell Well-Known Member

    i think it wins hands down. it looks like it was the only song that scored high enough to even get in.

    the more i think about this, the more i honestly think the academy should just consider releasing another nominee, whatever the next highest scorer was. a category with just two nominees is a joke
  2. Alvin

    Alvin Well-Known Member

    I think it has a good chance of winning, though the award shows are always stupid. They seem to pick the dumbest or the worst winners in some categories. It is a very catchy and melodic tune, and has some good depth and meaning to it. It's almost an anthem for all us puppeteers...:)
  3. Teheheman

    Teheheman Well-Known Member

    I looked it up, this is the first Oscar nod for the Muppets since 1985's Muppets Take Manhattan(Nominated for Best Original Score, lost to Purple Rain) and if they win, which a lot of us are thinking is gonna happen, it'll be the first Oscar they ever had. BUT, if it DOES lose(unlikely but weirder things have happened), it's in good company, I mean, Rainbow Connection lost when THEY were nominated and look how THAT song turned out.

  4. Dominicboo1

    Dominicboo1 Well-Known Member

    Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great song from a great movie!!!!!!!!!
  5. DannyRWW

    DannyRWW Well-Known Member

    I do wish Pictures in my Head and Life's a happy song got nominated to, but from a fan standpoint I'm happy that Man or Muppet got nominated...do they still perform the Oscar nominated songs or did this get shoved to the technical awards? I hope they do and I'm sure they will have other Muppets show up even if it is just Walter and Jason performing
  6. MuppetGuy75

    MuppetGuy75 Well-Known Member

    I'm so excited about the nomination! I have a really good feeling that "Man or Muppet" will take the award but if it doesn't, at least The Muppets will always be called "the Academy Award nominated film". Sometimes the nomination to some is just as good as winning. :) Featured below is a story by Billboard and reasons why only two songs were nominated this year. Doesn't make much sense but at least it gives The Muppets a bigger chance of winning!

  7. CaseytheMuppet

    CaseytheMuppet Well-Known Member

    Congrats on the Oscar WIN! ;)
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  8. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    This is GREAT news! :)
  9. KirbTreelo05

    KirbTreelo05 Well-Known Member

    In the words of Twilight Sparkle:


    I'm also surprised that "LaHS" or "PIMH" did get nominated, but whatever. I love this song and I'm glad that a least one of the songs got nominated! :D
  10. goldenstate5

    goldenstate5 Well-Known Member

    They still do perform them, and with only two songs there's a far greater chance that the full song will be performed. Include the fact that the Oscars is produced by ABC, and to that extent, Disney, more than just Walter and Jason will appear, I guarantee it.
  11. DannyRWW

    DannyRWW Well-Known Member

    I read over on muppetmindset that they have limited the number of songs that get nominated from a movie so votes aren't split. This may explain why the other songs were not nominated. They may have all qualified but Man or Muppet waqs the one that scored the best.
  12. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    Hope this means that we're going to get a great Muppet performance on the Oscars.

    So someone can post it on YouTube the next day so I don't have to sit through three and a half hours for 1 song.
  13. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I read that too, where it said that they limited the number of songs per movie to just one just because three songs from Enchanted were nominated and lost, which seems ridiculous. Enchanted had the advantage and still lost... If it was the other way around it'd make more sense.

    And why do the Muppets only get Oscar nominations for their music, as opposed to special effects, directing, writing, best picture, and so on...

    Still, Man or Muppet is one of my favorite songs from the movie, though I am still surprised this was nominated as opposed to Life's a Happy Song or Pictures in my Head.
  14. zoebell

    zoebell Well-Known Member

    yeah. i actually thought both those other songs were better than man or muppet, tbh. man or muppets's fine, but to me it was too reminiscent of the flight of the conchords joke songs.

    and life's a happy song was the big showstopper, i was sure that would be nominated! pictures in my head is more meaningful and emotional too. and on top of that, i wanted the muppets to actually sing the song at the oscars, but this is the one jason and walter did, so they're really all that's needed. what'll probably happen is they'll have kermit or somebody introduce it i guess.

    i think these rules suck. under the old rules, probably all three would have been in there.
  15. DannyRWW

    DannyRWW Well-Known Member

    I do get how the vote could be divided if three songs from the same film are nominated though basically you have three high quality muppet songs to pick from. Lets say there are ten votes. Each of these gets two for a grand total of six votes for muppet songs. Whatever this song fromRio is gets only four. It wins because it got the majority even thoughoverall the muppet songs got more votes. I'm guessing this is why no song from enchanted one. In sense your not really voting for the song but the feature the song came from. To be fair this is the song Jason Segal pushed for sp I can see why it may have gotten more attention. Wow I'm reading what I jsut typed and I'm not sure I make any sense. I've come to the conclusion that when that happens I just need to say "Fart shoes"
  16. goldenstate5

    goldenstate5 Well-Known Member

    I remember lurking here years ago and the top headline was for the release of a new YouTube video.

    My oh my how things have changed for the better.
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  17. DannyRWW

    DannyRWW Well-Known Member

    Agreed. Still some negativity about how well the Muppets performed at the Box Office (I think it did fine myself) but I think we are still in a better place with the Muppets than we were a while back. I mean look at this. It might be the Muppets first Oscar. Its a great day to be a Muppet fan.
  18. BIGMuppetFan

    BIGMuppetFan Well-Known Member

    This is great News!!! It's a Great song from a Great Movie, Just a little mad that Life's a Happy Song was not nominated,

    But What I am really excited for is the performance of this song on the Oscar broadcast!! :)

    just think about how fun it will be seeing Jason Segel and Walter singing about their love of Muppets in front of every major celeb!!
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  19. Alvin

    Alvin Well-Known Member

    That's worth it ALL!!
  20. LouisTheOtter

    LouisTheOtter Well-Known Member

    I would honestly watch the entire Academy Awards just to see "Man or Muppet" done live, especially with such a strong possibility that this will finally bring the Muppets their well-deserved first Oscar (after the guy in the trash can, that is)...

    Even though it's ostensibly "just Jason Segel and Walter" I see all kinds of wonderful possibilities for the live performance - perhaps several Muppets could sing the repeat lines or do an "ahhhh" backing chorus to the lyrics...

    ...and lest we forget who shows up as Walter's human doppelganger about a minute and a half into the song! Can you imagine HIM singing this with Segel and the Muppets on an Academy Awards telecast? I get felt goosebumps just thinking about it... :D

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