Shocked and confused by the headline?
Well, consider yourself one of many to have raised a surprised brow at a fresh Lana Del Rey report today. A report, that claims she is being targeted by an anonymous rival, hell bent on thwarting her chances of winning an Oscar.
Full story below…
After becoming one of 75 songs nominated in the ‘Best Original Song’ Oscar category, Rey’s ‘Young & Beautiful’ - pulled from ‘The Great Gatsby’ soundtrack- found itself targeted by an anonymous rival who has now set out to slice and dice its chances of winning.
Their first move?
Well, according to ‘Deadline.com‘, one member of the academy of motion picture arts and sciences’ music selection committee reportedly received “an anonymous envelope” with what appeared to be a print-out from Timothy M.Gray‘s ‘Variety.’
In this print-out, was an article claiming ‘Beautiful’ had been disqualified due to a ‘release date’ technicality, and was no longer eligible to be nominated for the award.
The problem with this article? It was fake, and was never published by ‘Variety‘, crafted by said saboteur to discourage members of the committee from supporting the release’s chances of winning.
Upon learning of the cruel move, studio and label representatives launched an investigation to locate the address of whomever had sent the letter, but found themselves unable to do so…or discover the identity of Rey’s determined detractor.
“Interscope focused on setting the record straight with the Oscar committee member who reported receiving the missive and others who might have.
“Warner Bros, which has several songs from the Baz Luhrmann-directed film on the just-release long list of 75 eligible tunes, is now recutting a music featurette to emphasize the collaboration between Luhrmann and Del Rey on the song, which plays in the scene where Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio) regales Daisy (Carey Mulligan) with the grandeur of his mansion. And yes, the song is Oscar-eligible. Studio insiders confirmed this happen, but would not elaborate.”