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"Alone Yet Not Alone" Becomes Fifth Oscar Nominee to Have Its Nomination Rescinded

The Academy has announced the Board of Governors has voted to rescind the Original Song nomination for "Alone Yet Not Alone," by Bruce Broughton. A press release says the decision was prompted by the discovery Broughton, a former Governor and current Music Branch executive committee member, had emailed members of the branch to make them aware of his submission during the nominations voting period. This is an important distinction as the song's eligibility was also called into question as noted by the Hollywood Reporter as it did have an Oscar-qualifying run took place at Laemmle Town Center 5 in Encino, where it screened once daily at 9:55 p.m. from Nov. 15 through Nov. 22, but in order to be eligible the distributors must also purchase advertising prior to the film's one week run... There was no such advertising. The Academy, however, chose to focus on Broughton's lobbying of his former Branch members,

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