Despite her involvement in writing a song for “Dreamgirls”—which she’s been touting in interviews promoting the film–she doesn’t actually qualify for Oscar recognition. If the song wins the Oscar, it will go to Henry Krieger, Anne Preven and Scott Cutler. BroadwayWorld.com reports:
The Envelope’s Gold Derby reports that Beyonce Knowles was not qualified as a songwriter on the song “Listen” from the Dreamgirls film by the songwriting branch of the Oscars. What’s known as Rule 16 of the Oscar’s eligibility states that only 3 songwriters max can be credited for an Oscar-nominated song.
How did she not end up kicking out one of the aforementioned songwriters to get her ass some credit? Did we learn nothing from the movie?
Beyonce Disqualified for Oscar Songwriting Category? [BroadwayWorld.com]