Thursday, January 30, 2014

The Cheese Stands 'Alone': Original Song Pulled from Oscar Contention

Drama, drama, drama!

It was announced yesterday evening that "Alone Yet Not Alone," the song that no one heard of that was nominated for Best Original Song, has been pulled from contention at this year's Academy Awards race.  Even though films are pushed by publicists during the voting period, song co-writer Bruce Broughton emailed colleagues urging them to consider "Alone."  Apparently, some raised eyebrows, because Broughton is a current executive committee member.  The song will be pulled, and no other song will be submitted.  

I don't like the song necessarily.  It's a slow hymn that reassures us that God will always be with us.  Perhaps I don't connect with it, because I am a giant heathen?  Joni Eareckson Tada, the singer of the song, has been a quadriplegic since 1967, and I thought her story might gain more attention after the nominations came out.  

Nominations have been revoked in other categories.  Entertainment Weekly posted the list here

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