A long list of contenders up for nomination for the Best Song category at the upcoming Academy Awards in 2012 is doing the rounds, and while some of the tunes that have already been nominated for Golden Globes are present — “Hello Hello” by Elton John and Lady Gaga, “The Living Proof” by Mary J. Blige, “The Keeper” by Chris Cornell, etc. — it appears as if there was no love for Madonna’s “Masterpiece”, from her directorial effort W.E.
According to Digital Spy, Oscar rules dictate that Madge’s track was ineligible because it was placed too far into the movie’s end credits to qualify, since contenders for the award must be the lead song in the credits.
Another Elton John tune from Gnomeo & Juliet, “Love Builds A Garden”, is also on the long list, as are songs from The Muppets (“Life’s A Happy Song”, “Man Or Muppet” and “Pictures In My Head”) and Zac Brown’s “Where The River Goes” from the Footloose remake.
The voting process for Oscar categories begins on January 5 by Academy members, after which the final nominees will all be announced live on January 24 at 5:30 a.m. PST.
Peek at all 39 tracks on the list for potential Oscar Best Song nominations here.