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Is this Enchanted's fault?

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced it is changing the rules in the Music, Original Song category. Although there is no limit on the number of songs a production may submit for consideration, a film will now only be eligible for two nominations in the category.

As you may recall at the most recent Oscars ceremony, Enchanted had three nominated songs, which were all performed on the telecast. Despite the strength in numbers, they were passed over in favor of "Falling Slowly" from the wee Irish film Once.

As well, the Academy is altering the procedure for nominating Foreign Language Film, which seems designed to open up the process to worthy movies that might not have been eligible under the previous rules.

These seem perfectly reasonable now, but it's probably a sure thing that some film will be released soon in which three songs clearly merit distinction.

Who knows? Maybe the songs will be in a foreign-language film.

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