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    There have been 9 SNL cast members nominated in various categories since the show has debuted but they have yet to win an Oscar. Will Andy Samberg be the first alumnus to win on Oscar for “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping” debuts on June 3rd. A member of the Lonely Island with Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone.

    Samberg will have multiple opportunities with a chance in Original Screenplay with Schaffer and Taccone. But his best chance will come in the Best Song Category where he and Lonely Island could score multiple nominations.

    Original Songs Include:
    “I’m So Humble” featuring Adam Levine
    “Equal Rights”
    “Bin Laden”
    “Maximus”
    “Should I Move”

    Seems crazy?

    Keep in mind the Emmys have already awarded one of Lonely Island’s songs “D*ck In a Box” (2007). Samberbg, Schaffer, & Taccone are not unknown to the Academy performing “Everything is Awesome” from “The Lego Movie” (2014).

    Also the Academy has embraced parody songs in the past when Trey Parker and Matt Stone were nominated for “Blame Canada” for “South Park: Bigger Longer and Uncut” (1999).

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    Boidiva02
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    It depends on how the movie is received by critics and the audience. But I’m doubtful this will happen. I’m betting still that Tina Fey will eventually win an Oscar. Or more likely, Bill Murray will eventually win an Oscar.

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    Tyler The Awesome Guy
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    Wow! Easy, big fella.

    First off, we have no idea if Popstar is even that good. Sure it’s The Lonely Island, but not everything they do is amazing, and it could end up sucking. First I suggest waiting until the reviews come in, and then speculating.

    Technically, Andy Samberg should already have a nomination under his belt for “Everything is Awesome!” since he and his Lonely Island bandmates co-wrote the song, but only one person actually got the nomination.

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    For the record, the thread title of SNL cast member clarifies the intent, but it should be noted that Adam McKay, Oscar winning screenwriter for The Big Short, was the head writer and a sketch performer on the stalwart NBC late night variety series.

    Further, musician Howard Shore, a former musical director of SNL, won three Oscars for composing for The Lord of the Ring series.

    As for which designated cast member will be the first to win an Oscar, I think former nominees Kirstin Wiig, Joan Cusack, Robert Downey, Jr., and Bill Murray are stronger possibilities.

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    I am aware of the above facts. But again, this is about cast members. Is it possible that Samberg could be the first?

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    I doubt Samberg will pick up an Oscar next year for Best Song.

    The implication of the argument is that Best Song is not quite competitive, an easy win. Diane Warren would certainly beg to differ.

    A name does not guarantee victory. Look at multiple nominees Sting and Dolly Parton who can’t seem to get on stage.

    You are correct that comedians can garner a nomination. Mel Brooks, SNL‘s Michael McKeon, Shel Silverstein and Trey Parker are evidence of that. But they don’t win.

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    From what I’ve heard, Samberg’s film is a complete clunker, so I highly doubt it.

    Downey, Jr. and Murray are indeed probably the likeliest to take home an Oscar but surprises do happen. I doubt anyone thought Dan Aykroyd would be an Oscar nominee. Just have to attach yourself to the right project like that.

    OSCAR FLASHBACK: Best Original Song (1956) – Doris Day ne déçoit jamais

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    I think it’ll be Kristen Wiig. That woman is a force in pretty much every movie she has done in the past few years. Drama, comedy, sci fi, she is killing it. She really should have one already for writing Bridesmaids but I think she will get her due as an actress at some point. She just needs the support from pundits for some of these outstanding performances she keeps churning out

    As for Andy, I would love it if he did get nominated. I love that song he did with Adam Levine. But I think it’ll get in if it is a lack luster year for the category like last year and if another comedic song doesn’t steal its thunder.

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    Andy Samberg – doubt it.

    Melissa McCarthy – has possibly the strongest chance. It’s been announced today that she will star in a film directed by Marielle Heller, written by Nicole Holofcener and will be distributed by Fox Searchlight.

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    Andy Samberg – doubt it.

    Melissa McCarthy – has possibly the strongest chance. It’s been announced today that she will star in a film directed by Marielle Heller, written by Nicole Holofcener and will be distributed by Fox Searchlight.

    Melissa McCarthy was never an SNL cast member…

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    Eddie Murphy is a talented guy who stars in films which makes that hard to remember. He’s made a film with Bruce Beresford! Encouraging.

    Will Forte wasn’t far off in Nebraska. With the right project, he can surprise.
    Then there’s Julia Louis-Dreyfus. She’s obviously made an incredible niche in television, but she’s terrific in Enough Said. Come on Elaine. Make another film!

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    Andy Samberg winning an Oscar based on his career right now? Ha ha ha ha ha. That isn’t going to happen. Especially after being in films like That’s My Boy. Maybe Adam Sandler can one day sponsor Andy Samberg for Academy membership, but I can’t see Samberg getting an Oscar nomination unless he does a role similar to that of Steve Carell in Foxcatcher.

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