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Oscar best song possibilities: Can one of these tunes score?

Oscar best song possibilities: Can one of these tunes score?

When the 2013 Oscars opened in February, host Seth MacFarlane declared that the show had a theme. The Academy Awards, MacFarlane said, would be celebrating the marriage of film and music. Though such a thesis may have been obscured by the ensuing song-and-dance number that commemorated toplessness in cinema, it was, at least, a noble cause. After years of being an also-ran, the Oscar original song category received a full five nominations. Selections ranged from the too big to ignore (Adele's theme from "Skyfall") to little-known songs that deserved a wider audience (the J. Ralph-penned "Before My Time" from the documentary "Chasing Ice"). That should...

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