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Flight of the Conchords’ Bret McKenzie Shortlisted for Best Original Song Oscar

The National, She & Him, Jónsi Also on the List

Dec 20, 2011 Flight of the Conchords
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Close to 40 songs have been shortlisted for this year’s Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song. Among the names vying to be picked (the category will be narrowed down from three to five official contenders) are The National for “Think You Can Wait” (Win Win), Jónsi for “Gathering Stories” (We Bought a Zoo), and Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward for “So Long” (Winnie the Pooh). Flight of the Conchords’ Bret McKenzie landed himself two opportunities to be nominated with his work on The Muppets with “Life’s a Happy Song” and “Man or Muppet.” You can check out a video duet between McKenzie and Kermit the Frog below, as well as the full list of songs below. Official nominations are scheduled for Jan. 24, with the Academy Awards ceremony taking place on Feb. 26.

“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


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