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Oscar nomination rescinded for 'Alone Yet Not Alone'

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An Oscar nomination has been rescinded for the film "Alone Yet Not Alone." The shocking news comes after a lot of controversy had built up about the nomination itself. According to a report from late Wednesday (Jan. 29), a song with music by Bruce Broughton and lyric by Dennis Spiegel was taken off the ballot. The reason was revealed to be ties that Broughton has had to the Academy itself.

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It seems that Broughton is a former Academy governor and current Music Branch executive committee member. He might have been able to keep his accolade if it had ended there, but it turns out that he also e-mailed members of the branch to let them know about his submission during the nominations voting period. That's not something they take kindly to, especially by people that boil down to being employees

A statement from the Academy reads in part, "No matter how well-intentioned the communication, using one's position as a former governor and current executive committee member to personally promote one’s own Oscar submission creates the appearance of an unfair advantage."

As for having an Oscar nomination rescinded, this becomes just the fifth time in the history of the Academy Awards that is has happened.

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