A few guns are always loaded during awards season in Hollywood to try to takedown the competition. The most common tactic is to take aim at the veracity of movies based on true stories, smear campaigns basically, against a filmmaker's interpretation of real events.
This year, the first smear campaign is against a song.
Deadline.com reported that members of the Motion Picture Academy music selection committee received a printout of an online article that stated Lana Del Rey's song "Young and Beautiful" had been disqualified from best song consideration. The printout indicated the story came from variety.com, but no such story ever appeared.