Academy Rule Changes

After two years in a row with a film dominating the Best Original Song category with three nominations (Dreamgirls and Enchanted), AMPAS has decided to rule that no more than two songs can be nominated from any given film. Studios can submit however many songs they want for consideration, but only two can be nominated from a single film.

This is especially good news, after Enchanted elbowed out several deserving songs (most notably from Into the Wild), to unnecessarily dominate the category.

The procedure for nominating foreign language films has also been changed again, after last year's 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days snubbing debacle. For a full rundown of the changes and the official Academy press release, click here.


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