It's that time of the year again: Oscar nominations are out! And we know what you're asking yourself: Did Randy Newman get another Oscar nomination for a song that sounds like all his other Oscar-nominated songs? Did he get a nod once again (we can do this post every year–and in fact we do) for a song like sounds like every other song Randy Newman has churned out for Disney for the past 20 years? Did they nominate him for a song that essentially sounds like Fred Armisen impersonating Randy Newman and singing about bunnies in suits. Well, did they?:
Fuck yeah, they did!
“Coming Home,” Country Strong, Tom Douglas, Troy Verges and Hillary Lindsey
“I See the Light,” Tangled, Alan Menken, Glenn Slater
“If I Rise,” 127 Hours, A.R. Rahman, Dido, Rollo Armstrong
“We Belong Together,” Toy Story 3, Randy Newman
Here's where we would insert a generic joke about Randy Newman having photos of the voting members of the Academy screwing livestock, but it's 2011 and we somehow don't think public shaming still works as it used to.
BONUS TRACK: Randy Newman's Bunny Business!