Phil Collins is set for a titanic battle with the South Park team in the race for the coveted 'Original Song' Oscar. The film awards nominees were announced last night and among the more intriguing contests is that of the former Genesis drummer and the animated, foul-mouthed American pranksters.
Collins is tipped for his work on the 'Tarzan' film, but the South Park team are big favourites among Hollywood's great and good and the bookies reckon 'Bigger, Longer & Uncut' may see off the Brit in this category. 'Toy Story 2' is also in the running along with 'Music Of The Heart'.
Maybe 'The English Patient' and 'The Talented Mr. Ripley' director, Anthony Minghella should start writing songs again. dotmusic can exclusively reveal that the talented British director once played in a prog rock band and recorded an album with the assistance of then Groundhogs star, Tony McPhee. We've heard it and it's really rather good.
'American Beauty' is tipped to win just about everything else.