Good news, Frozen fans! “Let It Go,” your soaring ice castle anthem, has one less song to beat to take home the Best Original Song Oscar on March 2. The board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has disqualified the title song from the little-seen film Alone Yet Not Alone by Bruce Broughton.
Broughton, a former member of the board, lost his nomination when it was discovered that he had campaigned for the nod, emailing members of the academy during the voting period.
With no replacement nominee named, married “Let It Go” songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez now have three competitors: “Happy” by Pharrell Williams from Despicable Me 2, “The Moon Song” by Karen O and Spike Jonze from Her and “Ordinary Love” by Paul Hewson, Dave Evans, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.
Can you taste your EGOT yet, Bobby Lopez?!