What's up this year with the Academy playing games with numerous categories and film's statuses. First, you had the foreign film fiasco. Then, you had Jonny Greenwood's score. Now, there is this game with Once and it's song "Falling Slowly" (frontrunner IMHO).
Apparently, everything has been cleared up and it is indeed eligible, but what's going on? I can't remember a year in recent memory with this much news and criticism due to the Academy and it's nominating process. Yeah, people get mad certain films don't get nominated, but that's technically out of control of the Academy. The members vote on that and the top five (four or three) get in.
I just find it a little frustrating that films such as Once have to deal with this.