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There Will Definitely Be Five Best Song Nominees at the Oscars Now

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 27:  The Oscar Statue production display at the Meet the Oscar Exhibit at Grand Central Terminal on February 27, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Last year, there was a pretty nifty batch of tunes vying for a Best Original Song nomination at the Oscars, including several smart ditties from The Muppets, and what happened? The Academy blewwww it, and somehow, we only ended up with a scant two songs nominated. Well, that won't happen again: It was announced today that voting methods and such have been shifted so that no matter what, there will be five Best Original Song nominees going forward. Whether you'll see them performed on the broadcast ... well, that's another story.

Photo: Jemal Countess/2011 Getty Images