CAPTAIN AMERICA's "Star Spangled Man" Considered For 'Best Original Song' At Oscars

Alan Menken's catchy "Star Spangled Man" from Captain America: The First Avenger is one of 39 songs being considered by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, as are tunes from Cars 2 and The Muppets.

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By Josh Wilding - 12/19/2011
Deadline has revealed the full list of original songs being considered for a nomination at the 2012 Academy Awards. While not the most exciting of categories for non-music lovers, you may be interested to see that Captain America: The First Avenger's "Star Spangled Man" is being considered. A catchy song which served an important purpose in the Marvel Studios movie, it's hard to argue that it's not deserving of a nomination if nothing else.

Beverly Hills, CA – Thirty-nine songs from eligible feature-length motion pictures are in contention for nominations in the Original Song category for the 84th Academy Awards®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today. The original songs, along with the motion picture in which each song is featured, are listed below in alphabetical order by film and song title:

"The World I Knew" from "African Cats"
"Lay Your Head Down" from "Albert Nobbs"
"Star Spangled Man" from "Captain America: The First Avenger”"
"Collision of Worlds" from "Cars 2"
"Dakkanaga Dugu Dugu" from "DAM999"
"DAM999 Theme Song" from "DAM999"
"Mujhe Chod Ke" from "DAM999"
"Rainbird" from "Dirty Girl"
"Keep On Walking" from "The First Grader"
"Where the River Goes" from “Footloose"
"Hello Hello" from "Gnomeo & Juliet"
"Love Builds a Garden" from "Gnomeo & Juliet"
"Bridge of Light" from "Happy Feet Two"
"The Mighty Sven" from "Happy Feet Two"
"Never Be Daunted" from "happythankyoumoreplease"
"Hell and Back" from "Hell and Back Again"
"The Living Proof" from "The Help"
"Coeur Volant" from "Hugo"
"It’s How We Play" from "I Don’t Know How She Does It"
"When the Heart Dies" from "In the Land of Blood and Honey"
"Ja Nao Estar" from "José and Pilar"
"The Keeper" from "Machine Gun Preacher"
"Life’s a Happy Song" from "The Muppets"
"Man or Muppet" from "The Muppets"
"Pictures in My Head" from "The Muppets"
"Summer Song" from "The Music Never Stopped"
"Imaginary Friends" from "Olive"
"Sparkling Day" from "One Day"
"Taking You with Me" from "Our Idiot Brother"
"The Greatest Song I Ever Heard" from "POM Wonderful Presents The Greatest Movie Ever Sold"
"Hot Wings" from "Rio"
"Let Me Take You to Rio" from "Rio"
"Real in Rio" from "Rio"
"Shelter" from "Take Shelter"
"Gathering Stories" from "We Bought a Zoo"
"Pop" from "White Irish Drinkers"
"Think You Can Wait" from "Win Win"
"The Backson Song" from "Winnie the Pooh"
"So Long" from "Winnie the Pooh"

On Thursday, January 5, the Academy will screen clips featuring each song, in random order, for voting members of the Music Branch in Los Angeles. Following the screenings, members will determine the nominees by an averaged point system of voting. If no song receives an average score of 8.25 or more, there will be no nominees in the category. If only one song achieves that score, it and the song receiving the next highest score shall be the two nominees. If two or more songs (up to five) achieve that score, they shall be the nominees. A DVD copy of the song clips will be made available to those branch members who are unable to attend the screening and who request it for home viewing. A mail-in ballot will be provided.

Under Academy rules, a maximum of two songs may be nominated from any one film. If more than two songs from a film achieve a score of 8.25 or more, the two songs with the highest scores will be the nominees.

To be eligible, a song must consist of words and music, both of which are original and written specifically for the film. A clearly audible, intelligible, substantive rendition of both lyric and melody must be used in the body of the film or as the first music cue in the end credits.

The 84th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2011 will be presented on Sunday, February 26, 2012, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar® presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.


Do you think "Star Spangled Man" deserves to walk away with the Oscar? Take another listen to the song below (if you've finally managed to get it out of your head) and sound off with your thoughts below.






Source: Deadline
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WolvieCBM - 12/19/2011, 2:33 PM
Wow! Very cool!
Mrcool210 - 12/19/2011, 2:44 PM
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CapA - 12/19/2011, 2:48 PM
Listening to this song makes me want to punch Adolf Hitler in the nose !
HelaGood - 12/19/2011, 2:49 PM
this song makes me want to sock Adolf Hitler in the nose, too!!
marvel72 - 12/19/2011, 2:49 PM
off subject abit because it doesn't have anything to do with best original song.

i love the soundtrack to the film drive.
headlopper - 12/19/2011, 2:50 PM
Well, at least it may win for something.

The "Academy" doesn't consider CBM's serious film-making. Had to swallow their pride with TDK...bunch of self-important fools.
Spidey91 - 12/19/2011, 2:50 PM
deserves at least the nomination,good for Cap!
MovieMaster - 12/19/2011, 2:51 PM
Seriously? Lol, I honestly didn't think any of the Marvel movies would be nominated for Oscars, then I saw the FX nominations now this? Hopefully they'll be getting more major ones in the future :)
FightmasterNoel - 12/19/2011, 2:52 PM
@headloppper so true.
RorMachine - 12/19/2011, 2:53 PM
It was actually a great tune. In a pretty good movie.
luckylu - 12/19/2011, 2:53 PM
that part and the montage killed the movie for me. i literally covered my face during those to parts
MassExecutions - 12/19/2011, 2:59 PM
Ha! Sweet! I thought it really worked for the film.

You know how you can tell Captain America was great? By the way Ror heaps praise upon it.
Spidey91 - 12/19/2011, 2:59 PM
The Star Spangled Man with a plan. and what's the plan? punch every nazi in the face :P
TheAmazingSpidey63 - 12/19/2011, 3:01 PM
Cool!! This was a great song! Hell, I got up and started dancing like a fool when I heard this song. :P

Stay EPIC, my friends
commanderhulk - 12/19/2011, 3:02 PM
Defiantly deserves it. So catchy. Big snub not to have in nominated for the golden globes. Never thought a superhero movie would get nominated for best song.

The nominees for best song should be...
Star Spangled Man-Captain America
So Long-Winnie the Pooh
Life's A Happy Song-The Muppets
Man or a Muppet-The Muppets
Pictures in my Head-The Muppets

All five of these songs are great, catchy, timeless and captures the spirits of there movies (also i have all five of them on my ipod).
superotherside - 12/19/2011, 3:03 PM
Awesome. :) I really liked the song.

This is what Cap says about the song:

Jolt17 - 12/19/2011, 3:04 PM
It seriously deserves it. A great song with specifics I can't say. And I'm still listening to it by the time we're speaking.
Giova94 - 12/19/2011, 3:09 PM
I think it deserves it, I loved that song when I first saw the movie
marvelwienr - 12/19/2011, 3:10 PM
makes me proud to be an american!

@mrcool- LMAO!!! HAHAHAHA
FriendlyNeighborhoodSpidey - 12/19/2011, 3:23 PM
Yes!!!!! Lol.
batmanrises - 12/19/2011, 3:34 PM
What, Green Lantern didn't get nominated???

Seriously though, haven't heard all the nominees but this song deserves some kind of recognition. Wasn't it written by Disney guys? Or am I getting that mixed up with the Stark Expo song in Iron Man 2? Or both?
imnotahero - 12/19/2011, 3:50 PM
Nice to se its being considered but there is no chance it will win.
Spidey91 - 12/19/2011, 3:52 PM
@batmanrises

yeap,lyrics by David Zippel (Hercules,Mulan,Tarzan),and he also wrote the lyrics for the musical City of Angels.

music by Alan Menken (Little Mermaid,Beauty and the Beast,Aladdin,Pocahontas,Hunchback of Notre Dame,Hercules,Enchanted,Tangled).
JerBear - 12/19/2011, 3:58 PM
I hope it gets nominated
Amazo - 12/19/2011, 4:04 PM
As much as I don't like the character all that much,the movie is growing on me,and that bloody song gets stuck in my head for hours! lol
golden123 - 12/19/2011, 4:10 PM
@MovieMaster: Their just considerations not nominations. It hasn't been confirmed that any CBM's have been nominated for Oscars this year; however, it has been confirmed that they are considered for nominations.
golden123 - 12/19/2011, 4:16 PM
@headlopper: They have changed the maximum number for Best Picture from five to ten since "The Dark Knight". So maybey, a future CBM has a better chance of winning Best Picture. Who knows, with ten open slots maybey, just maybey "X-Men: First Class" will become a nominee. I wouldn't say it deserves to win, but I could see it being a nominee.
SeaSerpentine - 12/19/2011, 4:21 PM
It definently deserves a nomination.
marcvader1 - 12/19/2011, 4:45 PM
This song makes me want to punch Grif in the nose.
redleaf - 12/19/2011, 4:58 PM
No chance of winning, although it's the highest recognition Marvel studios could get since they don't care about actors or directors.
golden123 - 12/19/2011, 5:22 PM
@redleaf: Before we know it we'll be hearing news that Alan Menken and Alan Silvestri no longer wants to compose the Captain America sequel's score, nor does Silvestri want to compose the score for "The Avengers" all because of Marvel studios.;)


They're warding off actors (Howard, Norton, & Rourke) and directors (Favreau & Jenkins) like crazy. I wouldn't say it's a stretch to say composers are next.
Ceejay - 12/19/2011, 5:30 PM
That makes my day, couldn't stop singing it for ages after watching it! Had to download the score to satisfy myself!
Ceejay - 12/19/2011, 5:31 PM
And it will WIN!
golden123 - 12/19/2011, 5:36 PM
I was looking up Alan Silvestri (the composer for Captain America and the Avengers though he didn't do this song) and come to find out this guy has done "Forrest Gump" and "The Polar Express". Those movies had great music. I can't wait to hear "The Avengers" soundtrack now.
JDUKE25 - 12/19/2011, 6:46 PM
headlopper - 12/19/2011, 7:40 PM
@golden123- Didn't know that. That line of logic makes sense. The odds have definitely improved, however the decision may just be film industry politics for whatever calculated reason- probably has something to do with money.

I lost all respect for the Academy when Sharlto Copley WASN'T EVEN NOMINATED LET ALONE WON-! for his lead role in 'District 9'.
Watch the film again and just focus on his performance- it's supernatural!
whatevillurks - 12/19/2011, 9:38 PM
"Who will put the noose on the goose stepping goone's from BERLIN!"
MrLoki - 12/19/2011, 10:59 PM
All the awards!!! :D
StrangerX - 12/20/2011, 5:49 AM
Song gives me chills...First Time i heard it Had a tear in my eye.
hoodedjester - 12/20/2011, 8:27 AM
nice to see it get the nomination but my guess would be one the songs from the muppets takes it
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