"High School Musical" tunes among Oscar hopefuls

Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:58pm EST
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By Gregg Kilday

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Forty-nine tunes have been deemed eligible to compete in the best original song category at the 81st Annual Academy Awards on February 22.

"High School Musical 3: Senior Year" led the potential hit list by qualifying 11 tunes. Its nearest competitor is "Repo! The Genetic Opera," which is represented by three songs. A maximum of two songs can be nominated from any one film.

On January 6, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will screen clips featuring each song, in random order, for voting members of the music branch in Los Angeles. Members then will vote to determine which three to five should become nominees in the category.

The eligible songs are:

"Another Way to Die" from "Quantum of Solace"

"Barking at the Moon" from "Bolt"

"The Boys Are Back" from "High School Musical 3: Senior Year"

"Broken and Bent" from "Role Models"   Continued...