This week one of the songs nominated for Oscar was pulled from competition by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. "Alone Yet Not Alone" is from a little seen film by the same name that had a short qualifying run in theaters. It turns out that the song's composer, Bruce Broughton, had violated Academy campaigning rules but e-mailing members to alert them to his song. The Academy has attempted to reign in what's been considered aggressive campaigning for Oscar in recent years but there's a question as to if this violation was of the level worthy of the punishment. Additionally, it's debated whether Tom Sherak, the former Academy president who died this week, would have taken such action had he still been president.
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