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Academy announces 41 songs on Oscar shortlist

Forty-one songs from eligible feature-length films are in contention for the original song Academy Award.

The entrants are listed below in alphabetical order by film and song title:

Alice from Alice In Wonderland

Forever One Love from Black Tulip

Freedom Song from Black Tulip

Bound To You from Burlesque

Welcome To Burlesque from Burlesque

You Haven’t Seen The Last Of Me from Burlesque (pictured)

There’s A Place For Us from The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader

Coming Home from Country Strong

Me And Tennessee from Country Strong

Despicable Me from Despicable Me

Prettiest Girls from Despicable Me

Dear Laughing Doubters from Dinner For Schmucks

Better Days from Eat Pray Love

If You Run from Going The Distance

Darkness Before The Dawn from Holy Rollers

Sticks & Stones from How to Train Your Dragon

Le Gris from Idiots And Angels

Chanson Illusionist from The Illusionist

Never Say Never from The Karate Kid

To The Sky from Legend Of The Guardians: The Owls Of Ga’Hoole

What If from Letters To Juliet

Life During Wartime from Life During Wartime

Made In Dagenham from Made In Dagenham

Little One from Mother And Child

Be The One from The Next Three Days

If I Rise from 127 Hours

When You See Forever from The Perfect Game

I Remain from Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time

Dream Big from Pure Country 2: The Gift

How I Love You from Ramona And Beezus

Darling I Do from Shrek Forever After

Noka Oi from Six Days In Paradise

This Is A Low from Tamara Drewe

I See The Light from Tangled

Rise from 3 Billion And Counting

We Belong Together from Toy Story 3

Eclipse: All Yours from The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Nothing from Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too

A Better Life from Unbeaten

Shine from Waiting for ‘Superman’

The Reasons Why from Wretches & Jabberers

On January 6 2011 the Academy will screen clips featuring each song, in random order, for voting members of the music branch in Los Angeles. Members will determine the nominees by an averaged point system vote.

Academy rules state that a maximum of two songs may be nominated from any one film. If more than two songs from a film are in contention, the two songs with the most votes will be the nominees.

To be eligible, a song must consist of words and music, both of which are original and written specifically for the film. A clearly audible, intelligible, substantive rendition of both lyric and melody must be used in the body of the film or as the first music cue in the end credits.  

The 83rd Academy Awards nominations will be announced on January 25, 2011.

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