American singer Lana del Rey's hit song "Young and Beautiful" gets snubbed for an Oscar nomination for Best Song but receives a Grammy award nomination for the Best Song Written for Visual Media and is a major part of the Grammy Award nominated album "Paradise"? The fans of Lana del Rey are outraged and many music insiders are wondering if this result is due to the "negative" letter campaign directed against Lana del Rey.
It makes no sense that a talented artist such as Lana del Rey whose song receives over 58 million page views on YouTube and is considered one of the best songs of the year by the Grammy awards yet does not receive an Oscar nomination for its presence in the hit movie "The Great Gatsby" that had stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan. It would be one thing if the song did not achieve any measure of popularity in 2013 but this song was a verifiable hit and was considered by many an ideal song for the film.
Lana Del Rey's song was without question one of the more popular songs of 2013 and was considered by many to be one of the strong contenders for an Oscar nomination for Best Song. Lana Del Rey must be wondering if the rumours that letters were mailed to Academy voters by some anonymous individual which falsely stated that her song was ineligible for consideration is actually true and influenced some of the Oscar voters.
The Oscar 2014 voters for Best Song truly have made themselves look foolish by not providing Lana Del Rey's "Young and Beautiful" song an Oscar nomination for Best Song in a movie when one considers the fact that the Grammy Awards, the governing body of music's highest awards, considered her song worthy of nomination for the best song written for a movie (visual media) but an acting body did not think similarly.
Lana Del Rey in 2014 did not receive an Oscar nomination for best song for "Young and Beautiful" but in not receiving it she may have accomplished something of equal importance and that is the bringing of attention to what might be considered some of the nonsensical thinking by the Oscar committees of what songs are nominated for Oscar awards.