07 Mar 2011 @ 11:35 AM 

The Oscars were last week and though predictably unfunny, the most common thing that united this year’s Academy Awards with every other year’s shows were the music nominees– They were terrible, as always. Even when someone gets nominated who’s worth a shit, ‘Nope, the asshole who wrote the soundtrack to Slumdog Millionaire wins because he is amazing!’ Does it make sense? Not in the least unless you consider that the people voting for the songs know so much about movies that somehow that same knowledge has pushed out their artistic intuition to recognize good music. I mean, these guys can’t be bothered to listen to anything other than the radio; they’re too busy making Transformers 3! So, should Hollywood give up their best song category? Yeah, but they won’t. If they did, we’d probably have to sit through even more jokes about how rich and beautiful everyone is in the room… hilarious. That being said, I’ve decided to highlight some of my favorite songs and artists from over the years who for some reason weren’t nominated or managed to make it to the Oscars and lost to awful, awful musicians… and Bob Dylan.

The Graduate (1967)

Simon And Garfunkel: The Sound Of Silence

The Breakfast Club (1985)

Simple Minds: Don’t You (Forget About Me)

Pretty In Pink (1986)

The Psychedelic Furs: Pretty In Pink

Good Will Hunting (1997)

Elliott Smith: Miss Misery

Dancer In The Dark (2000)

Björk w/Thom Yorke: I’ve Seen It All


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