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Academy Issues New Rules Affecting Music Branch Oscar Campaigning

UPDATED: After last season's "Alone Yet Not Alone" controversy, members of the music branch may not contact each other to promote a song for nomination.

Controversial ‘Alone Yet Not Alone’ to Be Released in 200 Theaters

The small-budget Christian movie made headlines when it was nominated for an Oscar and later disqualified.

‘Alone Yet Not Alone’ Supporters Taking Fight to the Academy

"Finally, a song from a small film barely seen, was deemed worthy of nomination. That is the way it should work. But alas, the winds of PC and cronyism seem to be at work here," says John Debney, an Academy member who scored "The Passion of the Christ."

Academy President Defends Disqualifying ‘Alone Yet Not Alone’ Song Nomination

"Our purpose is to keep a level playing field," Cheryl Boone Isaacs tells THR. "And, certainly, a member of the executive committee of the music branch should know this."

Oscar Winner Pens Letter Accusing Academy of Christian ‘Bigotry’ in Song Flap (Exclusive)

After the best original song nomination for "Alone Yet Not Alone" was rescinded, "Schindler's List" producer Gerald Molen rips the Academy for "faith-based bigotry."

‘Alone Yet Not Alone’ Singer Booked by Christian Movie Awards After Academy Rescinds Oscar Nomination

Movieguide has booked Joni Eareckson Tada to sing the controversial song at its annual gathering, which is expected to attract hundreds of film and TV executives.

Was Academy’s Disqualification of Song Contender ‘Alone Yet Not Alone’ Justified? (Opinion)

THR's awards analyst Scott Feinberg questions whether the punishment for Bruce Broughton — and his collaborator Dennis Spiegel — fits Broughton's alleged "crime."

‘Alone Yet Not Alone’: Eligibility of Oscar-Nominated Song Challenged by Snubbed Rival (Exclusive)

Despite a charge that "Alone" should be disqualified because the movie in which it appears was not advertised as the rules require, the Academy says it met the requirements and the song will remain in the race.

Oscars: ‘Alone Yet Not Alone’ Singer Dismisses Critics of Surprise Nomination

UPDATED: Joni Eareckson Tada tells THR allegations of backroom dealings by the song's well-connected writers are false and insists no one "pushed their influence."