Is ‘The Muppets’ Worthy of an Oscar?

December 7, 2011 |  by  |  Breaking News, Entertainment
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When advertisements for The Muppets movie started to appear everywhere–and I mean everywhere–moviegoers wondered if the film would actually do any good for anyone, even for kids. However, with cameos, comedy and a script written by Jason Segel and Nick Stoler, the movie is pretty good. But is it worthy of an Oscar?

Well, critics and fans are in agreement: The Muppets is definitely worthy of an Oscar. Because with so many great original songs in one hilarious and heartfelt film, it would be hard to imagine The Muppets not being nominated in the category for Best Original Song.

Out of the thirty tracks include on the movie soundtrack, three in particular are collecting potential Oscar buzz: “Man or Muppet,” “Pictures in My Head” and “Life’s A Happy Song,” with the latter of the three said to have the best chance of securing a nomination.

The song, along with two others from the film, was written by Flight of the Conchords’ Bret McKenzie, who was also the movie’s music supervisor. According to, McKenzie wrote the song on his piano and emailed a demo version to director James Bobin.

Disney films have always held a prominent place in this particular Oscar award category, usually nominated for a ballad sung by an animated princess or a computer-generated character. Not only would it be rewarding for McKenzie, but it would also be nice to watch a live performance of the song during the award ceremony broadcast as well.

If you haven’t yet, listen to “Life’s A Happy Song” here!

What do you think of the song? Should multiple tracks be nominated, or should any be recognized at all?

Photo credit: via Disney Studios


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