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2011 Best Music (Original Song) Oscar Nominees

Check out Bas Rutten's Liver Shot on MMA Surge: A total of four films received Academy Award nominations for Best Music (Original Song) in 2011.? The Best Original Song award goes to the songwriters who compose the song specifically for a film. According to the rules of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the original song must either be used "in the body of the motion picture or as the first music cue in the end credits." The nominees, including the songs and composers/writers of these songs, are: "Coming Home" from ''Country Strong,'' music and lyrics by Tom Douglas, Troy Verges and Hillary Lindsey "I See the Light" from ''Tangled,'' music by Alan Menken; lyrics by Glenn Slater "If I Rise" from ''127 Hours,'' music by A.R. Rahman; lyrics by Dido and Rollo Armstrong "We Belong Together" from ''Toy Story 3,'' music and lyrics by Randy Newman The Best Original Song Oscar category includes some first-time nominees and some veterans.? This is the first Oscar nomination for Tom Douglas, Troy Verges and Hillary Lindsey, writers and lyricists for "Coming Home" from ''Country Strong.'' Musician and composer Alan Menken has received a total of 19 Oscar nominations for Best Original Song and Best Original Score, including the 2011 nomination for "I See the Light" from ''Tangled.''? Menken has won Academy Awards for Best Original Song for 1995's ''Pocahontas,'' 1992's ''Aladdin,'' 1991's ''Beauty and the Beast'' and 1989's ''The Little Mermaid.'' A.R. Rahman is a five-time Oscar nominee.? In 2011, Rahman received two Academy Award nominations for Original Song and Score for ''127 Hours.'' In 2008, Rahman won both awards for his work on ''Slumdog Millionaire.'' Composer-lyricist Randy Newman has received a total of 12 Academy Award nominations since 1981, but he has only won once, for 2001's ''Monsters, INC.''? Newman composed the music and lyrics for "We Belong Together" from ''Toy Story 3.'' Two of the four Best Original Song Oscar nominees in 2011 were also nominated for Golden Globe Awards for Best Original Song - Motion Picture: "Coming Home" from ''Country Strong'' and "I See the Light'' from ''Tangled.''? Both lost to "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me" from the movie ''Burlesque.'' All of the Best Original Song Oscar nominees were expected to be performed during the 83rd Annual Academy Awards show.? Gwyneth Paltrow will perform "Coming Home" from ''Country Strong'' and "I See the Light" will be performed by Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi, accompanied by Alan Menken on piano.? "If I Rise," from the ''127 Hours'' soundtrack, will be performed by Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine, along with musician A.R. Rahman, and "We Belong Together" from ''Toy Story 3'' will be performed by Randy Newman.x` REFS Mahalo Daily Videos Playlist: Celebs in 60 Seconds: Check out More Videos from Mahalo: How to Play Guitar: How to Speak French: How to Speak Italian: How to Speak Spanish: How to Speak Korean: Learn Math: Learn German: Learn Biology: Learn Math: Learn German:
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