Congratulations to our friend Ben Lear on his Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song in a feature length film

“Ben Lear’s, “Imaginary Friends,” is on the shortlist for the Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song in a feature length film. The song appears in “Olive,” the first feature shot entirely on a cell phone and the only film without distribution or festival appearances to be considered for an Oscar this year. A real underdog story, you might say. Ben Lear is an unsigned, self-distributing artist up against the likes of Mary J Blige, Elvis Costello, Chris Cornell, Elton John, and Lady Gaga (among many others). Listen to his song.

Here’s a fragment from “Olive”.

A couple links related to this story:
http://radioalice.radio.com/2011/12/20/olive-song-makes-oscar-shortlist/
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/race/oscars-national-mary-j-blige-original-song-275418

And the link to Ben  Lear’s music:
http://benlearmusic.com