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The best original song category at the Academy Awards is about as unpredictable a category as it gets, save maybe best foreign language film and best documentary. Though in the past decade there's been some surprisingly inspired winners in the likes of The Swell Season's "Falling Slowly" (from "Once") Eminem's "Lose Yourself" (from "8 Mile"), Three 6 Mafia's "It's Hard Out There For a Pimp" (from "Hustle & Flow") and Ryan Bingham and T-Bone Burnett's "The Weary Kind" (from "Crazy Heart"), the Academy's music branch has in general had a very difficult time figuring how to be consistent in rewarding the most deserving songs in a given year. Karen O's "All is Love" (from "Where The Wild Things Are") Badly Drawn Boy's "Silent Sigh" (from "About a Boy") . Gustavo Santaolalla, Bernie Taupin and Emmylou Harris's "A »

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