Probably the most talked about musical movies this yr was Baz Luhrmann’s biopic of the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, as portrayed by Nickelodeon alum Ross Butler on “Elvis.”

Apart from the massive hype surrounding the movie due to Butler’s preparations, the film additionally managed to penetrate the youthful audiences when the staff recruited Doja Cat, who sang the unique tune “Vegas.”

With the profitable rollout of the movie, talks of “Elvis” and “Vegas” being nominated for an Academy Award have grown greater. Whereas “Elvis” appeared to be a extra obvious shoo-in, “Vegas” may be going through some fairly enormous hurdles earlier than it might truly be thought of.

Based on Selection, “Vegas” is on the fence about qualifying for an Oscar Award for Greatest Unique Track.

The tune, which Doja Cat penned for the movie, was used just for a comparatively quick time period within the first few hours of “Elvis.”

“Vegas” sampled Elvis Presley’s “Hound Canine,” however not an enormous a part of it. They solely used the “you ain’t nothin’ however a” phrase within the massive components of the brand new tune, sung by the late Shonka Dukureh, who performed Large Mama Thornton within the precise movie.

Songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller of the unique tune “Hound Canine” was credited on “Vegas”. However it will appear to be their involvement within the tune was not sufficient to qualify them for the gold statue.

Within the newly-updated guidelines for the ninety fifth Academy Awards, it states that for a tune to qualify for the Greatest Unique Track, it will need to have been a results of a inventive interplay” between filmmakers and songwriters “who’ve been engaged to work instantly on the movement image.”

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Sadly, Jerry Leiber handed away in 2011 whereas Mike Stoller was circuitously concerned within the creation of the tune or the movie.

Nevertheless, a supply near the Academy informed Selection that these points don’t at all times essentially imply fast disqualification from the class. However they underscored one other ruling that might make the probabilities of nomination a tad muddier.

It was famous that the tune will need to have a clearly audible, intelligible, substantive rendition current within the precise movie. “Vegas” was solely performed solely lower than a minute within the 159-minute movie.

However, the official cue sheet of the movie listed the tune, which signifies that the precise tune was current within the movie.

Based on Billboard, submissions for the Oscar Award for Greatest Unique Track are till Nov. 1, 2022, because the academy will likely be finalizing the listing in the identical month. Selection says that Warner Bros. is placing up the tune for nomination, hoping for a optimistic consequence.

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