Irish Oscar nomination under review

Oscar officials are understood to be reconsidering whether a song from the Irish film 'Once' is eligible to win an award.

Oscar officials are understood to be reconsidering whether a song from the Irish film 'Once' is eligible to win an award.

'Falling Slowly', which was written by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, is nominated in the Best Original Song category.

However, the Academy is said to be investigating whether the song was written specifically for the film, as the rules demand.

The song did appear on an album recorded by Hansard and Irglova, and also on The Frames' last album.

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