Should Beyonce’s song “Listen” from the “Dreamgirls” soundtrack win an Oscar for best original song, the former Destiny’s Child leader will not go home with a golden statue as one of the four writers of the tune.
According to Academy rules: "No more than two statuettes will normally be given in the Original Song category. A third statuette may be awarded when there are three essentially equal contributors to a song."
Although Beyonce is credited as one of the four songwriters for “Listen,” the Academy announced that it would qualify only the other three – Henry Krieger, Anne Preven and Scott Cutler – and offered no explanation as to why Beyonce was left out.
The Golden Globes – on the other hand – has no restrictions on the number of songwriters it can honor, and announced last month that Beyonce is among the nominees for Best Song, as well as Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy.
Source: Electronic Urban Report