Jeff Bridges in Crazy HeartMusic has been essential to motion pictures since the beginning of the Silent Era when orchestral pieces, written to accompany the stories being told in images, were performed live in theaters around the country. With the advent of "Talkies," the music moved inside the screen and to the side, used either as overt elements of the story -- i.e, the musical! -- or as the accompanying score on the soundtrack.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences got on the musical bandwagon in Oscar's seventh year, giving its first Original Song award to 'The Continental' from the 1934 Astaire/Rogers musical 'Gay Divorcee.' That year's Oscar for Best Original Score went to the romantic musical 'One Night of Love.' In this post, we'll look at this year's ballots for Original Song and Original Score.
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