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2012 Oscars: Fado by Camané nominated for Best Original Song – Award

The Academy of Motions Picture Arts and Sciences (Academy Awards) announced Monday in Hollywood the nomination of Fado song “Já não estar” [Being no more], interpreted by Camané, for the 2012 Oscar for Best Original Song. The Academy Awards nominated 36 songs competing for the Oscar under the category of Best original Song.

The composition, with lyrics by Manuela de Freitas and music by José Mário Branco, is featured in the documentary film titled José & Pilar celebrating the life of Portuguese writer José Saramago, the 1998 Nobel Prize of Literature, and his lifelong companion Pilar del Rio.

A co-production of Fernando Meireles (award-winner producer of City of God/Brazil) and Pedro Almodóvar (Spain), directed by Miguel Gonçalves Mendes, the documentary  José & Pilar is competing for the nomination at the Academy Awards. Almodóvar won an Academy Award for “Talk to Her” in 2002 for best original screenplay.

Launched in Portugal, Spain and Brazil, the film is scheduled to be distributed in April 2012, in the United States, by Outsider Pictures.

The final list of nominations for the 2012 Oscars will be known in January 24, 2012. The 86th Academy Awards Oscars ceremony will be held February 26, in Los Angeles, California.

The Best Original Song nominations are:

  • The World I Knew” from “African Cats”
  • “Lay Your Head Down” from “Albert Nobbs”
  • “Star Spangled Man” from “Captain America: The First Avenger”
  • “Collision of Worlds” from “Cars 2″
  • “Dakkanaga Dugu Dugu” from “DAM999″
  • “DAM999 Theme Song” from “DAM999″
  • “Mujhe Chod Ke” from “DAM999″
  • “Rainbird” from “Dirty Girl”
  • “Keep On Walking” from “The First Grader”
  • “Where the River Goes” from “Footloose”
  • “Hello Hello” from “Gnomeo & Juliet”
  • “Love Builds a Garden” from “Gnomeo & Juliet”
  • “Bridge of Light” from “Happy Feet Two”
  • “The Mighty Sven” from “Happy Feet Two”
  • “Never Be Daunted” from “happythankyoumoreplease”
  • “Hell and Back” from “Hell and Back Again”
  • “The Living Proof” from “The Help”
  • “Coeur Volant” from “Hugo”
  • “It’s How We Play” from “I Don’t Know How She Does It”
  • “When the Heart Dies” from “In the Land of Blood and Honey”
  • “Ja Nao Estar” from “José and Pilar”
  • “The Keeper” from “Machine Gun Preacher”
  • “Life’s a Happy Song” from “The Muppets”
  • “Man or Muppet” from “The Muppets”
  • “Pictures in My Head” from “The Muppets”
  • “Summer Song” from “The Music Never Stopped”
  • “Imaginary Friends” from “Olive”
  • “Sparkling Day” from “One Day”
  • “Taking You with Me” from “Our Idiot Brother”
  • “The Greatest Song I Ever Heard” from “POM Wonderful Presents The Greatest Movie Ever Sold”
  • “Hot Wings” from “Rio”
  • “Let Me Take You to Rio” from “Rio”
  • “Real in Rio” from “Rio”
  • “Shelter” from “Take Shelter”
  • “Gathering Stories” from “We Bought a Zoo”
  • “Pop” from “White Irish Drinkers”
  • “Think You Can Wait” from “Win Win”
  • “The Backson Song” from “Winnie the Pooh”
  • “So Long” from “Winnie the Pooh”



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