19 Feb 2010

No live Oscar songs this year

8:52 am on 19 February 2010

Songs nominated for this year's Academy Award will not be performed live at the ceremony in Los Angeles next month.

Organisers announced they will be showcased with clips from the films they featured in.

This year's shortlist includes two songs by Randy Newman from the animated film, The Princess and The Frog.

Last year's best original song winner was Jai Ho from Slumdog Millionaire.

Other songs this year include Take It All from the musical film Nine, performed on screen by Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard.

The Weary Kind, sung by Jeff Bridges in Crazy Heart is also nominated, along with Loin de Paname from French movie Paris 36.

Bridges is considered the front runner for this year's best actor award.

The Academy Awards will be presented at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood on 7 March.