Oscars go long with songs


Fifty-nine songs from eligible feature-length motion pictures are being considered in the original song category for the 80th Annual Academy Awards.

The songs, unveiled Wednesday, include four songs from "August Rush" as well as three each from "Dan in Real Life," "Enchanted," "56 Drops of Blood," "Good Luck Chuck," "Into the Wild" and "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story."

Films with two eligible songs are "Badland," "Grace Is Gone," "The Hottest State," "Music and Lyrics" and "Once."

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will screen clips in random order Jan. 15 featuring each song for voting members of the music branch in Beverly Hills and New York. Following the screenings, members will vote to determine which three, four or five songs become nominees in the category.

The 80th Academy Awards nominations will be announced Jan. 22.

The original songs, along with the motion picture in which each song is featured, are:

"Do You Feel Me" from "American Gangster"

"At the Edge of the World" from "Arctic Tale"

"Someday" from "August Rush"

"This Time" from "August Rush"

"Raise It Up" from "August Rush"

"Break" from "August Rush"

"Nothing's There" from "Badland"

"The Devil's Lonely Fire" from "Badland"

"A Hero Comes Home" from "Beowulf"

"The Stars of Orion" from "Berkeley"

"Say" from "The Bucket List"

"To Be Surprised" from "Dan in Real Life"

"My Hands Are Shaking" from "Dan in Real Life"

"I'll Be OK" from "Dan in Real Life"

"December Boys" from "December Boys"

"So Close" from "Enchanted"

"That's How You Know" from "Enchanted"

"Happy Working Song" from "Enchanted"

"Atkozott Egy Elet" from "56 Drops of Blood"

"O, Atyam!" from "56 Drops of Blood"

"Eleg!" from "56 Drops of Blood"

"A Dream" from "Freedom Writers"

"Lyra" from "The Golden Compass"

"Good Luck Chuck" from "Good Luck Chuck"

"Shut Me Out" from "Good Luck Chuck"

"I Was Zapped by the Lucky Super Rainbow" from "Good Luck Chuck"

"Grace Is Gone" from "Grace Is Gone"

"Lullabye for Wyatt" from "Grace Is Gone"

"Come So Far (Got So Far to Go)" from "Hairspray"

"The Tale of the Horny Frog" from "The Heartbreak Kid"

"China Doll" from "Honeydripper"

"It Will Stay With Us" from "The Hottest State"

"Never See You" from "The Hottest State"

"Society" from "Into the Wild"

"Guaranteed" from "Into the Wild"

"Rise" from "Into the Wild"

"First Amendment Blues" from "Larry Flynt: The Right To Be Left Alone"

"Hello (I Love You)" from "The Last Mimzy"

"Despedida" from "Love in the Time of Cholera"

"Huck's Tune" from "Lucky You"

"Little Wonders" from "Meet the Robinsons"

"Another Believer" from "Meet the Robinsons"

"Way Back into Love" from "Music and Lyrics"

"PoP! Goes My Heart" from "Music and Lyrics"

"Ordinary People" from "Music Within"

"Pretty Much Amazing" from "Nancy Drew"

"Falling Slowly" from "Once"

"If You Want Me" from "Once"

"Le Festin" from "Ratatouille"

"Land of Quiet Poems" from "Resurrecting the Champ"

"Love Will Still Be There" from "September Dawn"

"Royal Pain" from "Shrek the Third"

"Rule the World" from "Stardust"

"Before It's Too Late (Sam and Mikaela's Theme)" from "Transformers"

"Baby Don't You Cry" from "Waitress"

"Beautiful Ride" from "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story"

"Walk Hard" from "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story"

"Let's Duet" from "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story"

"Back Where You Belong" from "The Water Horse"