I’m not sure what the Oscar nominees’ cut offs are, but apparently it’s not too far from their air date of February 24th. For other awards shows like the Grammy’s, your album had to have come out by a certain date (months and months before) to qualify for a nomination. Ross, however, could possibly score one for the 2013 Oscars with his song “100 Black Coffins,” off the soundtrack of the yet-to-be-released Django Unchained movie (out Christmas Day). Though he wouldn’t be the first rapper to take home an Oscar (Three 6 Mafia won in 2006 with “It’s Hard Out Here For a Pimp” from Hustle & Flow; Eminem in 2003 with 8 Mile’s “Lose Yourself”), his chances are rather slim that he’ll even get a nomination: 1 in 75, to be exact. More details below.
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