HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3 Leads List Of Original Song Oscar Hopefuls

Not surprisingly, the Disney pre-teen musical hit High School Musical 3 leads the list of the 49 songs eligible for Oscar consideration. Eleven of the film’s tunes are up for consideration for the five slots that will appear on the Academy Awards ballot for Best Original Song.

The Academy announced the list of songs today.

The cult film Repo! The Genetic Opera had the next highest number of nominee-eligible songs with three.

I have to admit that my musical tastes are a bit deviated from the pop culture norm and from how the Academy votes every year. It is hard for me to get too excited about the potential nominees, as the songs I generally like usually don’t make the cut.

But wouldn’t it be interesting if Hamlet 2‘s “Rock Me Sexy Jesus” made the list? The last time a truely funny song made the list of five nominees was in 2000 when “Blame Canada” from South Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut was up for the Oscar. When it came time to present the song on the Awards show, it was sung by Robin Williams and featured one of the best production numbers the show has seen in years. I would love to see what they would come up with for “Rock Me Sexy Jesus.”

The complete list of nominees is as follows-

  • “Another Way to Die” from Quantum of Solace
  • “Barking at the Moon” from Bolt
  • “The Boys Are Back” from High School Musical 3: Senior Year
  • “Broken and Bent” from Role Models
  • “By the Boab Tree” from Australia
  • “The Call” from The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
  • “Can I Have This Dance” from High School Musical 3: Senior Year
  • “Chase the Morning” from Repo! The Genetic Opera
  • “Chromaggia” from Repo! The Genetic Opera
  • “The Code of Life” from My Dream
  • “Code of Silence” from Save Me
  • “Count on Me” from The Women
  • “Di Notte” from The Lodger
  • “Djoyigbe” from Pray the Devil Back to Hell
  • “Down to Earth” from WALL-E
  • “Dracula’s Lament” from Forgetting Sarah Marshall
  • “Drive” from Fuel
  • “Forever” from They Killed Sister Dorothy
  • “High School Musical” from High School Musical 3: Senior Year
  • “Gran Torino” from Gran Torino
  • “I Thought I Lost You” from Bolt
  • “I Want It All” from High School Musical 3: Senior Year
  • “In Rodanthe” from Nights in Rodanthe
  • “It Ain’t Right” from Dark Streets
  • “Jai Ho” from Slumdog Millionaire
  • “Just Getting Started” from High School Musical 3: Senior Year
  • “Just Wanna Be with You” from High School Musical 3: Senior Year
  • “Little Person” from Synecdoche, New York
  • “The Little Things” from Wanted
  • “A Night to Remember” from High School Musical 3: Senior Year
  • “Nothing but the Truth” from Nothing but the Truth
  • “Now or Never” from High School Musical 3: Senior Year
  • “O Saya” from Slumdog Millionaire
  • “Once in a Lifetime” from Cadillac Records
  • “Right Here Right Now” from High School Musical 3: Senior Year
  • “Right to Dream” from Tennesee
  • “Rock Me Sexy Jesus” from Hamlet 2
  • “Scream” from High School Musical 3: Senior Year
  • “The Story” from My Blueberry Nights
  • “Sweet Ballad” from Yes Man
  • “Too Much Juice” from Dark Streets
  • “The Traveling Song” from Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
  • “Trouble the Water” from Trouble the Water
  • “Up to Our Nex” from Rachel Getting Married
  • “Walk Away” from High School Musical 3: Senior Year
  • “Waterline” from Pride and Glory
  • “The Wrestler” from The Wrestler
  • “Yes Man” from Yes Man
  • “Zydrate Anatomy” from Repo! The Genetic Opera
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December 18, 2008 5:02 am


thanx a lot for the list..n yes
i do love high school musical songs..
the 3rd version has some cool tracks..