The song which had its nomination pinched was by a composer name Bruce Broughton, lyrics by some guy named Spiegel. It seems that for 9 years, from 2003 to 2012, Mr. Broughton was a Governor of the music branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences - the group which votes on the songs which get nominated, and he is still on the Executive Committee of that group. There are 239 members of this branch, that number is important. Since there were 5 songs nominated, a song needed to get at least 48 votes in order to get a nomination. The songs are sent on a compilation DVD to the voting members with no information as to writer, composer, or lyricist in order for them to be reviewed solely on the merits of the song. Broughton sent emails identifying his song and asking voters take it into consideration. How many emails did he send? About seventy, he claims, and he only needed 48 votes to garner a nomination. Perhaps this is how a song which no one had heard of, from a movie which only made $134,000 on it's release, managed to get a nomination.
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