Is Cher to blame for Diane Warren's Oscar snub?
Why isn't "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me" -- Diane Warren's song from "Burlesque" –- nominated for an Academy Award? It recently won the Golden Globe, so it's shocking that it's absent from the Oscars' list.
The song's crooner, Cher, expressed outrage at first, tweeting to her fans: "We didn't get a nomination 4 best song ! That sucks ! Diane's song is so beautiful ! It's hard to understand how u win."
After pondering the snub further, Cher tweeted more thoughts: "The Golden Globe 4 BEST SONG & not even get nominated by the OSCARS? Oh well it is what it is ,,,, the sun is still shining !"
Then Cher made a surprising suggestion: "Maybe she would have had a better chance if someone else was singing it ?!! IT JUST CANT B HER SONG."
Why would Cher blame herself? Maybe because she just got nominated for a Razzie Award for her campy musical turn in "Burlesque."
But the blame may really simply lie in the differences in the two awards and the tastes of their voting bodies. Two years ago, previous Oscar champ Bruce Springsteen ("Streets of Philadelphia," 1993) wasn't nominated by the academy for his Golden Globe-winning title track to "The Wrestler." Nobody suggested that the Boss was on the outs with the academy.
-- Tom O'Neil
Photo: Cher in "Burlesque" (Columbia)