Saturday, January 26, 2008

"Falling Slowly" Disqualified?

The music branch of the Academy is an absolute travesty. First they snub Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and his Into the Wild songs for a total of three (!) songs from Enchanted, and now it seems that Glen Hasard (of the Frames) and Marketa Irglova's show stopping "Falling Slowly" from Once may be on the verge of being DQ'ed. And this coming on the heals of Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood & his groundbreaking There Will Be Blood score being deemed ineligible. The academy just can't can't handle rock stars I suppose. They have no problem giving Eminem and Three Six Mafia Oscars however. Go figure. (from Awards Daily via The Carpetbagger)

If you haven't seen Once, I'd say go rent it ASAP, or just take a look at the "Falling Slowly" scene from the film. Really beautiful stuff.

UPDATE: It's eligible. The Academy can live another day...

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