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How did "Kiss From a Rose" by Seal get snubbed by the Oscars for Original Song?

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    I know it won major Grammys like Song of the Year and Record of the Year, both of which it completely deserved in my opinion, but seriously can someone please explain this snub to me, especially when a forgettable (relatively speaking) Pocahontas song got nominated and won instead?

    “Kiss From a Rose” by Seal was from the movie Batman Forever, so if that movie could manage 3 nominations in other below-the-line Oscar categories why couldn’t it make the cut here?

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    Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)
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    I know it won major Grammys like Song of the Year and Record of the Year, both of which it completely deserved in my opinion, but seriously can someone please explain this snub to me, especially when a forgettable (relatively speaking) Pocahontas song got nominated and won instead?

    “Kiss From a Rose” by Seal was from the movie Batman Forever, so if that movie could manage 3 nominations in other below-the-line Oscar categories why couldn’t it make the cut here?

    This one is still mystifying. I think that “Kiss From a Rose” is a brilliant song and could’ve won Best Original Song easily. Maybe it was ineligible for the category a la “Ashes” from Deadpool 2.

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    AWDubay
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    Andrew Carden will be able to give us some insight into this … i too cant belivee it wasnt even nominated …. i can understand it not winning but i dont see how it wasnt nominated.

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    AWDubay
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    Pocahontas “Colors of the Wind” Alan Menken (music); Stephen Schwartz (lyrics)

    Dead Man Walking “Dead Man Walkin'” Bruce Springsteen (music and lyrics)

    Don Juan DeMarco “Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?” Bryan Adams, Michael Kamen & Mutt Lange (music and lyrics)

    Sabrina “Moonlight” John Williams (music); Alan & Marilyn Bergman (lyrics)

    Toy Story “You’ve Got a Friend in Me”

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    SHT L
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    I always thought that song was corny myself, but I was a kid when it came out. I did laugh when like ten or so years later Seal was performing at the GQ awards and he performed that song as if that was the only song he had in his repertoire. I know he has more music than that, but I guess he knew what he was paid for. My opinion aside, it isn’t the first nor the last song that would be popular on the radio and even be nominated and/or win other awards (like the Grammys) to be snubbed for an Oscar nomination. There’s a long list I feel.

    I also think Pocahontas is one of Disney’s strongest scores by far even if the story itself isn’t their strongest and probably their last truly GREAT score.

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    “Kiss From A Rose” was originally released on Seal’s self-titled album in 1994, a year before Batman Forever came out. That’s why it was ineligible for the Oscars.

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    Indeed, it wasn’t eligible, nor was Coolio’s acclaimed “Gangsta’s Paradise” from Dangerous Minds. “Kiss from a Ross” was written specifically for Seal’s self-titled 1994 album, not the Batman Forever soundtrack – thus, ineligible.

    THE OSCAR 100 (#10-6): Jack Nicholson, Gloria Swanson, Shirley Booth, Anthony Hopkins and Rod Steiger

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    Colors of the Wind is a BEAUTIFUL song. And it’s one of Disneys best songs, imo. And that is saying a lot.

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    BigJay2012
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    now if want to get into real snubs…….the entire Waiting To Exhale soundtrack was ROBBED. Exhale (Shoop Shoop) should have won in its eligable year….

    I Believe I Can Fly/For You I Will was robbed too……as was Dont Let Go/Missing You from Set It Off.

    I can be here all day naming R&B songs that have been snubbed by the academy

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    Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)
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    Indeed, it wasn’t eligible, nor was Coolio’s acclaimed “Gangsta’s Paradise” from Dangerous Minds. “Kiss from a Ross” was written specifically for Seal’s self-titled 1994 album, not the Batman Forever soundtrack – thus, ineligible.

    THE OSCAR 100 (#10-6): Jack Nicholson, Gloria Swanson, Shirley Booth, Anthony Hopkins and Rod Steiger

    Do you think it would’ve won had it been eligible?

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    Dan Jo Galicia
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    now if want to get into real snubs…….the entire Waiting To Exhale soundtrack was ROBBED. Exhale (Shoop Shoop) should have won in its eligable year…. I Believe I Can Fly/For You I Will was robbed too……as was Dont Let Go/Missing You from Set It Off. I can be here all day naming R&B songs that have been snubbed by the academy

    Same here. Those songs are legendaries. Even now I’m still listening to them and never aged.

    In my opinion, Colors of the Wind is one of the best winners in that particular category. The song gets better with time.

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    The thing with Waiting to Exhale is voters clearly couldn’t settle on one or two songs to recognize from it – the soundtrack sported 15 (!) original tunes, unlike The Bodyguard, which pushed just two for awards consideration. Ultimately, they just cancelled one another out, even at the Golden Globes, which have generally been more receptive to Billboard hits than the Oscars.

    The question of whether “Kiss from a Rose” would’ve made the cut had it been eligible – I doubt it. Keep in mind, the Batman Forever soundtrack also sported U2’s “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me,” which was eligible and did receive an awards push. Again, I think the two songs would’ve just split the vote.

    The only vulnerable track of the five Oscar nominees would’ve been the Springsteen tune and he was still riding high after his Best Original Song win in ’93.

    THE OSCAR 100 (#10-6): Jack Nicholson, Gloria Swanson, Shirley Booth, Anthony Hopkins and Rod Steiger

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    SHT L
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    Considering R. Kelly’s reputation now, I doubt people in the Academy are crying too much about snubbing him for Space Jam. They already have problems with having members and/or winners with bad reps, they don’t need another famous one. Yes, one can argue it’s the work that is rewarded and all that, but the less chance of another headache and having to go through that debate yet again the better.

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    BigJay2012
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    Considering R. Kelly’s reputation now, I doubt people in the Academy are crying too much about snubbing him for Space Jam. They already have problems with having members and/or winners with bad reps, they don’t need another famous one. Yes, one can argue it’s the work that is rewarded and all that, but the less chance of another headache and having to go through that debate yet again the better.

    His reputation wasn’t in question on 1997 like it is now.

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    This is a production number they did on the Oscars one year (a rare good won) where they sang a tribute to songs that were “not even nominated”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyZkOHcjyak

    They missed a lot of good stuff.

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