Oscar’s Making His Picks

We’re already commiserating over this year’s Grammy nods, but it’s never too early to get unexcited for the Oscar nods for Best Original Song. Relevance aside, how cool would it be if Spoon or DeVotchKa took home an Oscar? The eligible Outkast cut (“PJ & Rooster”) is really hot too (Dodge’s got it). But as Aimee reminded us, “‘Save Me’ lost an Oscar to Phil Collins and his monkey song.” So our money’s on …. Randy Newman?

Speaking of award shows — GummyAwards.com: Indie Rock The Vote! But if it’s the Oscar qualifiers you seek, here’s the full, alphabetical list of potential nominees (via Hollywood Reporter):

“Believe It” from The Heart of the Game
“The Best” from Everyone’s Hero
“The Book I Write” from Stranger than Fiction
“Broken Bridges” from Broken Bridges
“Chan Chan” from Water
“Circle in the Sand” from Friends with Money
“Coming Back to You” from Deja Vu
“Definition of Love” from Akeelah and the Bee
“Dreamz with a Z” from American Dreamz
“Encarnacion” from Nacho Libre
“Every Word” from Wordplay
“Family of Me” from Over the Hedge
“A Father’s Way” from The Pursuit of Happyness
“The Girl in Byakkoya – White Tiger Field” from Paprika
“Heist” from Over the Hedge
“Hillbilly Holla” from Barnyard
“Hollywood Familia” from Hollywood Familia
“I Belong” from Open Season

“I Need to Wake Up” from An Inconvenient Truth
“In Rosa Vernat Lilium” from The Nativity Story
“It’s a Fight” from Rocky Balboa
“Ju Hua Tai” from Curse of the Golden Flower
“Keep Holding On” from Eragon
“Khalbali” from Rang de Basanti
“Kingdom of Love” from One Night with the King
“Listen” from Dreamgirls
“A Lonely Man” from Don’t Come Knocking
“Love You I Do” from Dreamgirls
“Luka Chuppi” from Rang de Basanti
“The Motion” from 3 Needles
“My Little Girl” from Flicka
“Never Gonna Break My Faith” from Bobby
“Never Let Go” from The Guardian
“O Kazakhstan” from Borat Cultural Learnings…
“Open Your Heart” from Saving Shiloh
“Ordinary Miracle” from Charlotte’s Web
“Our Town” from Cars
“Patience” from Dreamgirls
“Philosophy” from Step Up
“PJ & Rooster” from Idlewild
“Quest for Love” from Arthur and the Invisibles
“Real Gone” from Cars
“Really Nice Day” from The Wild
“Shine on ‘Em” from Blood Diamond
“The Song of the Heart” from Happy Feet
“Star Mile” from The Last Kiss
“Still” from Over the Hedge
“Suenos” from Hollywood Familia
“Sweet Music” from Glory Road
“Til the End of Time” from Little Miss Sunshine
“Tonight” from Night at the Museum
“Try Not to Remember” from Home of the Brave
“Upside Down” from Curious George
“When You Taught Me How to Dance” from Miss Potter
“Won’t Let You Fall” from Poseidon
“You Know My Name” from Casino Royale

The final list of 3, 4, or 5 nominees will be announced 1/23, and the prize bestowed on 2/25. More likely: Chris Cornell gets a nod for “You Know My Name” or, if nominated, Sacha turns up in black tie?