Ridiculous, you say? Bite your tongue. Last year, Miley actually came close to nabbing an Oscar nomination in the race for best song as co-writer of "I Thought I Lost You," the tune from "Bolt." It was nominated at the Golden Globes and Critics Choice Awards, but, alas, got snubbed by the academy.
Now, more bad Oscar news for Miley fans. Even though she may appear to be in the running for "Don't Walk Away" — a song that she co-wrote, which appears in the film version of "Hannah Montana" — it's not eligible because it wasn't written specifically for the movie. One song from "Hannah Montana" is being submitted for the Oscars' best-song race, "Butterfly Fly Away," but she doesn't share composition credit with Glen Ballard and Alan Silvestri. Pity. Both were nominated for penning "Believe," sung by Josh Groban in "Polar Express" (2004). The song lost to "Al otro lado del rio" from "The Motorcycle Diaries."
Groban didn't share the nomination for "Believe" because singers don't count at the Oscars, just the writers. Thus Miley can't be nominated for "Butterfly Fly Away," which she croons with her poppa, Billy Ray Cyrus.
That means Adam Lambert can't be nominated for crooning "Time for Miracles," which he sings in "2012." He doesn't share co-writing credit. But that doesn't matter anyway because "Time for Miracles" isn't eligible for Oscar consideration — it wasn't written specifically for the film.
Photo of Miley Cyrus by WireImage; photo of Adam Lambert by Fox TV
NOTE: An earlier version of this blog item incorrectly stated that Miley Cyrus was co-writer of "The Climb," which also is featured in "Hannah Montana." While "The Climb" is not eligible at the Oscars, it is being submitted for nomination consideration at the Golden Globes.