In support of Bruce Broughton and Dennis Spiegel

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Board of Governors has voted to withdraw the 2014 Original Song nomination for “Alone Yet Not Alone,” written by Bruce Broughton and Dennis Spiegel. "The decision was prompted by the discovery that Broughton, a former Governor and current Music Branch executive committee member, had emailed members of the branch to make them aware of his submission during the nominations voting period."

By signing this petition I want to show my support for Bruce Broughton and Dennis Spiegel and demand that the Board of Governors prove that no other nominations in the 2014 Academy Awards (in any category) has not been promoted in ways similar to, or more aggressively, than "Alone Yet Not Alone".


  • Alex Iles Bruce Brougton has proven himself to be a man of great ethics and has generously given back to his community. He did no more to ask "for consideration" than any of the other nominees. The Academy is only looking at the potential political fallout and are willing to publicly humiliate one of the most influential and generous composers in Hollywood. It will hurt them more their way.

  • Conrad Pope Bruce Broughton did nothing inappropriate in my opinion. I am a member of the Music Branch, I received Bruce's email informing me that he had written a song that was eligible for consideration. That was all. When I consider the blandishments proffered by the major studios to "consider" their submissions, I feel that the Board of Governors is over reacting and committing a grave injustice.

  • Jennie Muskett This decision makes you appear corrupt. Please rescind your decision and apologise publicly to Mr Broughton.

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    Debra Steinman

    1 year ago Comments: Yes this was a faith based movie, with a 'inspirational' song as the nominee. And the song was submitted via 'in time for voting'. That wasn't the problem. The acadamy was 'fine' with all that. They were 'fine' with all of that until it was discovered the woman singing the song was disabled. Talk about bigotry, the Oscars is wallowing in it!
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