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"Man or Muppet" nominated for Best Original Song

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“Man or Muppet” one of two original songs nominated for Oscar

Great new for Muppets fans everywhere! “Man or Muppet” has been nominated for an Oscar!

Billboard reports that “Man or Muppet” is one of two original songs that have been nominated for this year’s Academy Awards.

“Real in Rio” from the movie “Rio” was nominated (featuring music by Sergio Mendes and Carlinhos Brown and lyrics by Siedah Garrett), but “Man or Muppet” is the surprise nominee. “Man or Muppet” was penned by one-half of the comedy duo Flight of the Conchords, Bret McKenzie, and serves as the revelatory and inspirational show-stopper. 

Fans everywhere are celebrating the news and retweeting posts from users like The Muppet Mindset, reading, “Man or Muppet nominated for an Oscar AND trending worldwide?! It’s a good day to be a very manly Muppet OR a Muppet of a man! #oscarnoms.”

You can watch the Oscar-nominated “Man or Muppet” below!

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