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"Man or Muppet" Oscar Nomination Celebration Post

Judging by the Internet buzz surrounding the Academy Awards nominations Tuesday morning, a clear Oscar favorite has emerged:

The song “Man or Muppet” from “The Muppets.”

The comically earnest tune by Flight of the Conchords’ Bret McKenzie is one of only two songs nominated for Best Original Song, facing off against “Real in Rio,” by Brazil’s Sergio Mendes and Carlinhos Brown, from the animated movie “Rio.”

Left off the list were some high- profile omissions, including the National’s “Think You Can Wait” (from “Win Win”) and “So Long,” a cut from “Winnie the Pooh” performed by Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward’s She & Him.

Madonna’s “Masterpiece,” from her movie “W.E.,” nabbed the Golden Globe just over a week ago, but wasn’t eligible for an Academy Award.

I think that ‘Man or Muppet’ should be nominated for an Academy Award,” Jason Segel, who performs the song alongside his muppet co-star Walter in the movie, told Spinner magazine in November. “You can put that in print.”

39 songs had been short-listed this year for consideration and only “Man or Muppet” and “Real in Rio” from Rio had been selected. By Oscar’s rules, songs are rated from 1-10 (including half points). For the song to be nominated it had to have an 8.25 rating or higher. With that said, if only one song meets the cut, then to make a “category” the next highest rated song is included.

Congratulations JASON and BRET!

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    It better win. Rio, while not the worst film of 2011, was…very meh. And the song, “Real in Rio” lacks the same punch...
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    YES! YOU BET YOUR ASS THAT SONG IS OSCAR-WORTHY! FUCK YEAH!
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    CONGRATS JASON AND BRET OMFG THIS SONG WAS BEAST
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