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75 Original Songs Make Oscar Shortlist



Great GatsbyYesterday the Academy released their list of 75 original songs eligible for Academy Award nomination. The musical films have inevitably been included, for a snubbing in this category signals the death knell for any film reliant on original music. FrozenBlack Nativity and One Chance all make an appearance as well as other animated features such as Monsters UniversityDespicable Me 2 and Epic – all possibly animated feature nominees too.

The Great Gatsby has 5 possible nominees in the shortlist, making this category probably its best shot at a nomination. With a soundtrack from Jay Z it was a safe bet they would be campaigning, and this is one of the few (almost) unanimously agreed strengths of the film. But enough jibber jabbering; take a look at the list yourself – who do you tip for a nomination, or is your favorite song of the year missing?


Original Song Shortlist

 Amen from All Is Lost
Alone Yet Not Alone from Alone Yet Not Alone
Doby from Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Last Mile Home from August: Osage County
Austenland from Austenland
Comic Books from Austenland
L.O.V.E.D.A.R.C.Y from Austenland
What Up from Austenland
He Loves Me Still from Black Nativity
Hush Child (Get You Through This Silent Night) from Black Nativity
Test Of Faith from Black Nativity
Forgiveness from Brave Miss World
Lullaby Song from Cleaver’s Destiny
Shine Your Way from The Croods
Happy from Despicable Me 2
Gonna Be Alright from Epic
Rise Up from Epic
What Matters Most from Escape from Planet Earth
Bones from For No Good Reason
Going Nowhere from For No Good Reason
Gonzo from For No Good Reason
The Courage To Believe from Free China: The Courage to Believe
Let It Go from Frozen
100$ Bill from The Great Gatsby
A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got) from The Great Gatsby
Over The Love from The Great Gatsby
Together from The Great Gatsby
Young and Beautiful from The Great Gatsby
The Moon Song from Her
I See Fire from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Bite Of Our Lives from How Sweet It Is
Try from How Sweet It Is
Atlas from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Better You, Better Me from The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete
Bring It On from Jewtopia
Aygiri Nadani from Kamasutra 3D
Har Har Mahadeva from Kamasutra 3D
I Felt from Kamasutra 3D
Of The Soil from Kamasutra 3D
Sawariya from Kamasutra 3D
In The Middle Of The Night from Lee Daniels’ The Butler
You And I Ain’t Nothin’ No More from Lee Daniels’ The Butler
Let’s Take A Trip from Live at the Foxes Den
Pour Me Another Dream from Live at the Foxes Den
The Time Of My Life from Live at the Foxes Den
Ordinary Love from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Monsters University from Monsters University
When The Darkness Comes from The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
Sacrifice (I Am Here) from Murph: The Protector
The Muslims Are Coming from The Muslims Are Coming!
Oblivion from Oblivion
Sweeter Than Fiction from One Chance
Nothing Can Stop Me Now from Planes
We Both Know from Safe Haven
Get Used To Me from The Sapphires
Stay Alive from The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
So You Know What It’s Like from Short Term 12
There’s No Black Or White from Somm
Cut Me Some Slack from Sound City
You Can’t Fix This from Sound City
Let It Go from Spark: A Burning Man Story
We Ride from Spark: A Burning Man Story
Becomes The Color from Stoker
Younger Every Day from 3 Geezers!
Here It Comes from Trance
Let The Bass Go from Turbo
The Snail Is Fast from Turbo
Speedin’ from Turbo
My Lord Sunshine (Sunrise) from 12 Years a Slave
Make It Love from Two: The Story of Roman & Nyro
One Life from The Ultimate Life
Unfinished Songs from Unfinished Song
For The Time Being from The Way, Way Back
Go Where The Love Is from The Way, Way Back
Bleed For Love from Winnie Mandela

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