The Oscar’s Best Original Songs| Rolling Stone

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Oscar’s Best Original Songs: The Rightful Winners and the Snubbed Losers

Indie music lovers were heartened when Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, the duo behind The Swell Season and the stars of Once, won an Oscar for Best Original Song in 2008. Sometimes, the Academy gets it right. But since the first ceremony in 1929, it has also made some extremely dubious selections for the accolade—occasionally head-scratching, often infuriating.

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