After a complicated mathematical formula resulted in only two nominees for the Best Song Academy Award last year and only four the year before, the Academy Awards are changing the rules. The dearth of nominees caused an uproar in the music community as it not only seemed to exclude worthy songs, but also meant there were fewer performances of music from movies at the awards ceremony itself. The new rules ask academy members to vote for no more than five songs and the five songs receiving the most votes will be the nominees. No more than two songs from one film may be nominated for the award. If more than two from one film place among the top five, then only the two leaders will be included. Kudos to the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. We look forward to performances of five great songs from movies when the awards roll around early in 2013!