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Oscar music rule changes

After last year’s messy, controversial disqualification of the song “Alone Yet Not Alone,” the Academy’s board of governors modified the rules associated with campaigning for Oscars for music. Here‘s the update, which indicates that the 240-member music branch is still divided about the issue. It’s in Variety‘s “Ultimate Awards Nominations Guide,” out this week, with some really fun artwork. Here’s what the print version looks like:JonVarietyNewAcadSongRules-small

This year’s Oscar music controversy

The disqualification of “Alone Yet Not Alone” from the Best Song category was much talked-about, yet hardly the first time that a tune from an obscure movie managed to sneak into the category. I attempted to add some historical perspective to the discussion with this Variety story. Then I broke down this year’s nominees in both Song and Score categories.