Cher Voices Frustration Over ‘Burlesque’ Oscar Song Snub

27 Jan

‘We didn’t get a nomination 4 best song! That sucks!’ the icon tweeted about ‘You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me.’
By James Dinh

Cher in “Burlesque”
Photo: Sony Pictures

After the Academy Award nominations were announced on Tuesday morning, “Burlesque” star Cher made it clear she wasn’t going to be celebrating with the nominees.

The icon wasn’t pleased with the lack of recognition for her Diane Warren-penned tune “You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me” from the flashy musical, and she took to Twitter to express her frustration. While it was overlooked by the Academy, the “Burlesque” song recently scored a Golden Globe for Best Original Song.

“We didn’t get a nomination 4 best song ! That sucks ! Diane’s song Is so beautiful !” Cher wrote. “It’s hard to understand how u win.” Then she referred to her Globes win: “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 !”

Baffled by the snub, Cher even contemplated whether it was her role as the song’s performer that impacted its Oscar odds, writing, “maybe she would have had a better chance if someone else was singing it ?!! IT JUST CANT B HER SONG I”

The Golden Globes are typically seen as a good forecast for the Oscars, but the awards aren’t a guarantee of Oscar love. A handful of stars from Oscar-nominated movies weren’t recognized by the Academy, including Mila Kunis (“Black Swan”), Andrew Garfield (“The Social Network”) and Julianne Moore (“The Kids Are All Right”).

Do you think Cher’s “Burlesque” tune deserved an Oscar nomination? Tell us in the comments!

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