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Oscars won't 'Listen' to Beyonce; she's disqualified in song race

January 2, 2007 |  3:07 pm

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You can not only forget about Beyonce Knowles winning an Oscar for best actress this year. (If you haven't heard, a certain ingenue keeps upstaging her throughout "Dreamgirls." And in the race for best comedy/musical actress at the Globes, she's up against a real devil — Meryl Streep — who knows a lot about winning that award.) Now it looks like Beyonce won't win an Oscar as a songwriter either — for "Listen," one of the original new tunes added to the original Broadway score. Officially, she's listed as one of the song's four writers, but the motion-picture academy only permits three names — max — as a credit. To see the specific language of its Rule 16 — CLICK HERE!

Oscar Rule 16 is fairly new, by the way. At the 2003 derby, seven people were cited as cowriters of "Accidentally in Love" from "Shrek 2." In 1981, four folks won for writing "'Arthur's' Theme." Oscar guru Wayman Wong asserts that limiting the number of songwriters to three "is kinda arbitrary," adding, "The Oscars, of course, give out four Oscars in other categories, like visual effects and sound." However, the academy does limit the number of producers who get credit for best picture to three in its Rule 17 CLICK HERE.

The Oscars' songwriting branch has decided to qualify only Henry Krieger, Anne Preven and Scott Cutler for writing "Listen." No explanation is given for why Beyonce is excluded over the others. Is this just one of those cases of where the singer insisted upon having her name added to credits as part of her performance deal? In media interviews, she's often said that she was truly involved in its songwriting. Apparently, not to the extent as her three collaborators, according to the Oscars.

Notice some info posted in the "Comments" section of this blog piece — from poster named Nick. He provides a link to an article about the writing of "Crazy in Love," which earned Beyonce and cohorts the Grammy for best R&B song of 2003, an award bestowed to songwriters. CLICK HERE to read what her actual involvement was in its composition. In fact, it notes that she wrote the song's bridge section. Thanks for adding this insight and link, Nick!

Take heart, Beyonce fans. Not only is she nominated in the actress race at the Globes, but she'll be among the people who share the credit for "Listen" if it wins best song there. And it probably will.

(NOTE: Since this blog item was written, we've heard official word from Beyonce and the academy — CLICK HERE!

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THE PEOPLE THAT ARE SAYING U CAN'T SING THERE HATERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Beyonce is SO ridiculously striking, that I will watch any movie that she is in. I enjoy admiring her exquisite natural beauty. It's just something about just LOOKING at the woman. No veneers, but still a hollywood smile. Oh yeah, she can sing too! Rockin' package. Knocked everything out with one stone. Beyonce Beyonce. Your parents did a woooonderful job!

I just have to say one thing don't say beyonce knowles represent blackness. when they start casting darker woman then i will say what black actress represents blackness beyonce sending wrong messages. ligh skinned beauty pass girl light skin free pass, free ride and don't try to color coat what i'm saying why isn't kelly rowland right beside beyonce her features are beautiful. with in the industry like light skinned people get treated better thats why dark skinned woman don't bother to audition beauty is skin deep beyonce knowles cant sing worh a da- and the girl who name tina who posted that is the mother or beyonce friend people listen when the last time beyonce made a good song. you have not herd anything good from her since her dangerously in love cd her music has no soal nothing you can feel and that song listen has no soal beyonce is no songwriter but want credit she steals people music dont believe me look it up name a song she wrote when she was in destany child the girl latoya lucket wrot 9 of the 12 songs of the album and sued beyonce in court for her rights to her songs you have the stars and you have the wannabe stars she is a wanabe she changed her skin tone to look spanish she has no talent please listen to her lattest music it is so annoying jay-z should be helping- rihanna music is great right now its all about good music people something to feel. to me beyonce is just a average looking hood girl with fake hair and makeup with no talent she is big and doofey looking and wear size 12 shoe please look up all the law suites shes facing for stealing other people music and don't think the industry insiders are not talking about this they are. i have a right to my opinion and i see a lot of people are starting to feel this way about her i think she does not give her fans enough time to miss her she's scared she is going to miss out how can her father call awards show racist when his daughter is light skinned she would not be downed by blacks like this if they were giving other skin tones a chance can't blame the black folks for that hell and ice water don't freeze. people are trying to ban her now i read many places where they are trying to boycott her music insiders stated she cried when she did not win that oscar it belongs to jenifer a beautiful sister awards should not be handed because of beauty but of talent thats why the music is so stupid today because they are trying so hard to keep light skinned untalented people remember the 80's and 90's when it was all about talent and good music this is why so many people only giving props to the older generation right now the industry is to watered down its not the white race that put blacks down it is blacks you will get signed at sony before def jam it depends on your color the truth hurts just look at the videos.

I'm sure that she is working with an acting coach. With all the crap people talk, I know she has some reeeaal sh** planned. SHe's gonna write her own songs one day, and become a damn good actress b/c she has to now.

Hello ALL!
We as people are all entitled to our opinions, it's like freedom of speech but lets all remember irregardless to what one thinks everyone has feelings. No one wants to be put down are spoken negative about. Lets just be happy for all my black/african sistas and brothas that we have positive people such as JHudson and BKnowles to represent our talents, it's not about who sings the best at this point, it's about opportunities like theirs which are scarce. They made and be gald for them. We all should work on getting where they are so life could be better in some ways for us.
Piece of advice or (POA) : Be better yourself, this is your time and your life, you were given everything necessary to get there, use it. Dont make yourself feel better by critiquing people who dont even know you, who dont even have time to think about you because their time is now and they are taking advantage of it. GOD LOVES YOU ///GOD LOVE US ALL

I have not seen the movie yet. But yesterday I watched the Oscar night where all three girls performed. I have to say Beyonce is nowhere close to Jenn or that other girl when it comes to singing high octaves. She cannot even tough she tries. There is nothing to argue about it. That is a fact and yesterday oscar night did really show it.

Beyonce is the best. I guess it's just not her time yet for an oscar but her time will come. She'll keep doing me proud.

beyonce is a spotlight hog the bitch cant even act i believe beyonce is fake as hell jennifer hudson will go on to sell millions

First of all Beyonce could not play Effie she does not have right type of voice. Beyonce has a light but beautiful voice. Jennifer has a voice more like the original Dreamgirl Jennifer Holiday. Beyonce could not fill those shoes. I'm not hating on Beyonce I have a lot of respect for her and I love her. But Jennifer's voice and a lot fuller and a lot richer.

You no waht for all the beyonce fans i love you for all the beyonce haters yall need to shut the fuck up i hate it when stupid ass people hate for one beyonce was good in dreamgirls jenffier was too but the only reason she won that globe awards was because her part i think if beyonce had that parts she wouldhave won too anybody can win a globe award playing the partjenffier played i really think it was wrong that beyonce didnot win an award but she dont have to worry about it cause she can sing her ass off better than any female out now i belive that i also belive she can singbetter than jenffier hudson and every body no this come on now she an american idol reject she can sing but never in life every in life can she sing better than beyonce

HI.
IM SORRY BUT BEYONCE JUST CANT ACT!!!! SHE CAN SING, SHE'S PRETTY, AND SHE DOES AN OKAY JOB AT ACTING. HOWEVER, IT ISNT GOOD ENOUGH FOR AN AWARD.. SHE IS ONLY A GREAT PERFORMER.

Ok people, I'm not here to argue with anyone but anyone can clearly see that beyonce has talent. her voice is ingredible and she has a great range. i dnt care what anyone else says, u cannot argue with facts, the girl can sing and thats that. as far as the movie dreamgirls goes....beyonce was great in the movie. she did not win the golden globe and was not nominated for the oscar, but that wasn't because she was bad in the movie...it's simply because her part wasn't as big and the movie was more centered around the part of jennifer hudson. beyonce's acting was perfectly fine and acceptable in the movie. truthfully, if beyonce played effie and jennifer played deena, beyonce would be recieveing all of the praise jennifer is. jennifer was awesome in the movie, there's no denying that, but often times it's not necessarily because of someones talent that they win an academy award....it's soley becasue of the part. if beyonce played that part, shed be nominted, if queen latifa (not sure how to spell that) played that part, she'd be nominated, if halle berry played that part she'd be nominated etc....Do u guys see what i mean? regardless of who played the role of effie, they would have been nominated because it was a great and challenging part. not to downplay jennifer hudson AT ALL because she is VERY talented and has an AMAZING voice. but c'mon guys, it's sad to see that we as americans cannot stand seeing someone being successful. beyonce is one of the most successful and talented singers around. she has staying power and thats clear and she has an AMAZING voice, and that's clear too. she's bypassed britney, christina, jessica simpson and many others...thats because the girl has pure talent. another reason is because she is extemely humble. every single article or interview i have ever read or seen regarding beyonce has been nothing but posistive. so do u mean to tell me that for the past ten years everyone was lying? she was the first black woman to recieve a songwriting award, was that a lie? did she win 9 grammy's because of her father and because she's gorgeous? c'mon lets just shut up and realize that beyonce is here to stay. again, it's sad that we build poeple up just to break them down but u cannot argue with the facts. this was beyonces 4th movie, i think after only doing 4 movies that this movie was a huge accomplishment for her. she had a best actress nod for the role. most actors have to wait years and years before ever recieving recognition like this. u cant expect her to be the best actress in the world after 4 movies. meryl streep, jack nicholson and many of the great actors of our time had to work to get where they are. they didnt just start in leading roles and win academy awards right off the bat, they had to work to master the craft...and thats what we need to let beyonce do. shes mastered singing, now shes trying to master movies. give it some time and i have no doubt in my mind she will be up there with maryl streep and whoever else.

Matthew Knowles, be thankful for what Beyonce has accomplish in her career. Beyonce, can sing, dance, but she cannot act. Jennifer, and Eddie, deserve to won for their performance. I was surprise when Beyonce was up for best actress. Let someone else shine in the spotlight, It does not always have to be Beyonce. God loves people that are humble. (you can be rich today and poor tomorrow) Beyonce, count your blessing and be thankful.

I saw Dreamgirls yesterday and I can honestly say- This movie was not worth all the "DRAMA"!!! all the noise is all for nothing. I love movies and I love the theater but Dreamgirls was no blockbuster hit. Now don't get me wrong JHud was AMAZING!!!!!! Loved her. Eddie Murphy also deserved his Golden Globe Nom. and his AWARD!!!! So did JHud. As for Miss Beyonce' Knowles-Okay I don't believe that there is alot of "HATE" for her. I, myself think she' s a very talented, young woman trying to make a dollar. And so is her camp (father, mother, record comp., etc). Personally and again I say PERSONALLY I think she's over-rated! She's been pushed to the top. And most of the time when someone is pushed to the top, they sometimes fall. I think she needs to branch out on her own. Her dad has done enough. He's very demanding and believe he's the reason she is who she is today. I mean she does all the performances and eveerything but Papa Knowles pushes th envelope. I think that she needs a serious break before she ends up like "Whitney Houston" or "Mariah Carey (her exhaustion break). Beyonce needs rest and I wish someone loves her enough to tell her she needs it. She deserves to rest.
As far as the awards, I hate to say it but the Academy was right about the song and her nomination for Best Actress. Have you ever seen Beyonce Knowles in a non-acting role. Never!!! She's no Angela Bassett, Vivica Fox, Cicely Tyson, etc. These are women who should have won Oscars and GG Noms. then anyone. They are what you call ACTRESSES. Bee can sing and perform but she's NO ACTRESS!!

Beyonce has star power, she is beautiful and talented. And I may be her biggest fan. But you have to give credit, where credit is do. Beyonce did an okay job in Dreamgirls, but not for a Globe or Oscar. Jennifer Hudson was excellent, she made that movie a success. Acting is not one of Beyonce's talents and she has to understand that. I admire Bee for following her dreams and if she loves acting then go for it. But act because you enjoy it not because you just want to say that you can do "IT ALL". Everyone CAN NOT act. Meryl Streep, Halle Berry, Kate Winslet, just to name a few, are not trying to sing and win a Grammy. They are simply working with their GOD given talents. And Beyonce should do the same.

Beyonce has star power, she is beautiful and talented. And I may be her biggest fan. But you have to give credit, where credit is do. Beyonce did an okay job in Dreamgirls, but not for a Globe or Oscar. Jennifer Hudson was excellent, she made that movie a success. Acting is not one of Beyonce's talents and she has to understand that. I admire Bee for following her dreams and if she loves acting then go for it. But act because you enjoy it not because you just want to say that you can do "IT ALL". Everyone CAN NOT act. Meryl Streep, Halle Berry, Kate Winslet, just to name a few, are not trying to sing and win a Grammy. They are simply working with their GOD given talents. And Beyonce should do the same.

I AM VERY UPSET THAT MATTHEW KNOWLES IS SAYING THAT THE GOLDEN GLOBES ARE RACIST BECAUSE HIS DAUGHTER DID NOT WIN, SHE IS NOT AN ACTRESS POINT BLANK, JENNIFER HUDONS SHUT BEYONCE DOWN IN THIS MOVIE AND WHEN JENNIFER HUDSON SINGS IT MAKES YOU WANT TO SHOUT!!! I AM ANGRY WITH BEYONCE AND HER FATHER, WHY NOT BE HAPPY FOR SOME ONE WHO IS TRYING TO GET STARDOM AND FAME, JENNIFER HUDSON SEEMS LIKE A VERY HUMBLE PERSON AND I HOPE SHE GOES FAR IN LIFE BUT FOR BEYONCE FATHER TO CALL THE GOLDEN GLOBES RACIST, HE IS INSANE BECAUSE EDDIE MURPHY, JENNFIER HUDONS, PRINCE, FOREST WHITAKER THEY ARE ALL AFRICAN AMERICNANS SO I DON'T THINK THAT THE GOLDEN GLOBE WAS BEING RACIST. MATTHEW, YOU AND YOUR DAUGHTER NEEDS TO STOP LYING ABOUT SONGS THAT SHE SUPPOSELY WROTE. THE BOTH OF YOU ALL ARE "BEAUTIFUL LIERS", AND I AM SO GLAD THAT THE OSCARS CAUGHT IT AND WOULD NOT LET YOU PEOPLE GET AWAY WITH THE SONG "LISTEN" WE ALL KNOW THAT MATTHEW WANTS HIS DAUGHTERS TO GET CREDIT FOR SONGS THAT SHE DID NOT EVEN WRITE, SHE IS IN A SITUATION RIGHT NOW WITH NE-YO BECAUSE NE-YO WROTE "IRREPLACEABLE", BUT YET AND STILL BEYONCE IS SAYING THAT SHE WROTE THE SONG, NE-YO SAYS THAT HE WROTE THE LYRICS AND BEYONCE PUT SOME MELODIES TO IT. I USED TO BE A BIG BEYONCE FAN, BUT I AM NOT LISTENING TO ANY OF HER SONGS ANYMORE THE KNOWLES ARE SELFISH PEOPLE AND THEY DO NOT DESERVE ANYTHING!!!

Denise, why should you support someone just because they are black? Be a leader and insist on standards, not skin color. It's ludicrous to think such a thing, It's also ridiculous considering the talens of people like Res, Michelle N'degeocello, Maxwell are not getting the proper recognition for their talent.

Somewhere, and this goes for all people in the music industry........people were trained to be stars rather than artists. No one realizes that fame is a biproduct of talent.

Beyonce has a pleasant voice (when she doesn't yodel) and a nice look, but she is far from extraordinarty. Same goes for almost every other female or male in the biz.

Go to YouTube and look at some old clips of Diana Ross and the Supremes. Even look at some old clips of Madonna. There is star quality there that is absent in the like of Beyonce.

Man, all this tslk about Beyonce thinking she better is getting on my nervers....how do yall know what she thinks...nd dont say because she acts like it because she doesnt she is veery humble!!! and i dont think that she made them nominate her for the globe she just did what she had o do!! Jennifer did do well also........she proved Simon wrong!!! but i dont think that there is beef between her and beyonce so dont cause none!!! be happy that finally they are giving African American Women some credit!!!! To Beyonce and Jeniffe (all the actors and actress from the movie) Im happy for you all the movie was awesome!!!!! and God Bless!! keep them coming!!!

I am a fan of Beyonce and her music career - but the Golden Globe officiators are absolutely WRONG in giving her the "Best Actress" nomination, when she was, without a doubt, the "Supporting Actress". She had half the lines Jennifer Hudson had and did NOT have the entire meaning of the film centered around her character - Effie did! And Jennifer Hudson's performance completely dwarfed Beyonce's. Dreamgirls was about the unfairness of the entertainment industry - choosing beauty and popularity over TRUE TALENT and PASSION. Once again, with this Golden Globe nomination, we see how life imitates art. It is a shame. I think Beyonce is talented - but there should be a petition protesting this unfair nomination. Jennifer Hudson was the star!

I'm sorry but I went to see Dream Girls and Jennifer Hudson aka Effie White is a strong performer. How American Idol let her go is beyond me. But her voice as well as her acting, put Beyonce to shame. Jennifer Hudson should have been nominated for something.

Please do not let Beyonce win...She does not deserve it at all.....she is only nominated because she is a super star...a famous singer...if she wasn't.....she wouldn't even be nominated......hell she wouldn't even had made the audition....and everyone who is smart knows that...GGA wasn't even gonna nominated her...wait they didn't...until she talked the producers into getting the GGA to push her in...if ya'll remeber they gave out the list of nominations long ago....Beyonce was not up there...Only Jen and Eddie...Beyonce's acting in that movie was not GGW or Oscar worthy......she just some famour singer..so she got an easy way in...and her dumb ass knows that....she can't even call herself an actress yet..this is a disgrace to all the other actresses who can actually act and has been acting way longer than she has.....this is a disgrace because Beyonce got an easy way in...all the other actors worked their damn asses off to be where they are at..soo what if Beyonce's acting proved just a lil.....so that means she should be nominated just because Jennifer who can actually act is nominated?

HE WAS HUNGOVER!!!!

Beyonce is sooooo over rated she can barely sing. Her acting is terrible and she does not deserve an Oscar for that song listen I betcha she did not write that song at all.

This girl is CLEARLY OVER RATED. AND SHE NEEDS TO DISAPPEAR FOR AWHILE.

I use to like her but I agree with the other person she is in everything and I have had it. She is not that talented why are they making something of this ignorant woman that is not. She can't speak well and is very dumb this is not hating these MY PEOPLE ARE FACTS GET OVER IT FUCK

NO ONE is hating on Beyonce and it is no surprise that she is not getting the Oscars....if she doesn't come off the hi-level of self only everything bad that has happen will continue to happen to her. When a person think they are better than other and don't want to help open a door for another bad things WILL happen to that person. See, this is why our kind "Black Folks" don't get very far. We will not look out for one another exspecially when we are intimidated by that person and feel they may make it further than us. It is not right to be like this. What God has for you is for you and just because you help a person make it , it is not going to stop you from getting what is for you. Remember Foxy Brown the nasty ghetto Rapper that thought she was better. i bet she is praying for her hearing... some people get money and they let it change who they really are inside. it don't pay to treat people wrong...

As you can see I made my point without using profanity. Using profanity don't make you a bigger or better person, However, it makes you look like an un-classy ghetto person. Maybe some of you need to take this into consideration. HAVE A NICE DAY! :)

 

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