Beyonce’s Songwriting Oscar Will Have To Wait

January 3rd, 2007 // 5 Comments

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]

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By Lisa Timmons
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  1. Jinxy McDeath

    She’s got to be one of the most over rated performer/singer/actor *tee hee* out there right now. It boggles the mind, plus she’s a total credit hog. Her daddy’s her pimp.

  2. dondadav

    You mean, “Didn’t you learn anything from the movie? Or Destiny’s Child 1 and 2!” :)

  3. Butch

    If that is so, then how did Christopher Cross, Burt Bacharach, Peter Allen and Carole Bayer Sager each win for Arthur’s theme in 1981? Has the rule been changed

  4. sandy

    Her head is huge, her hair is the size of Texas, her neck is way too long, and she (like most female celebrities) has horrendous-looking feet.

    How do these people become celebrities? I thought one had to be near-perfect or at least semi-attractive to be a star.

  5. Tom

    Correct me if I’m wrong, weren’t like 22.5 people nominated for that G*d awful Shrek 2 song a couple of year’s ago? Not that I’m tagging in for team Beyonce or anything….

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