We’re over two months away from the 2019 Academy Awards, but things are already heating up, with the shortlist for Best Original Song being released today.
Over the years, the Academy Award for Best Original Song has seen some rather memorable songs nominated for the award. Why, just last year, we almost saw indie-icon Sufjan Stevens take home the Oscar, while 2013 saw Pharrell Williams, U2, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Karen O relegated to also-ran status.
Now, with a couple of months to go, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have unveiled their shortlists for a number of categories, including Best Original Song and Best Original Score, as Variety notes.
On the Best Original Score front, the likes of Crazy Rich Asians, A Quiet Place, and BlacKkKlansman, are all in the running, while Ludwig Göransson’s score for Black Panther is also reportedly in contention.
However, this year’s shortlist for the Best Original Song is as much of a mixed bag as ever, with some of music’s most prominent names making the cut.
Check out Kendrick Lamar and SZA’s ‘All The Stars’:
Leading the charge is undoubtedly Emily Blunt, who has two tracks in the running from Mary Poppins Returns. Of course, industry veterans such as Dolly Parton and Quincy Jones have also scored a bit of recognition.
We’re also seeing a few newer acts making the grade as well, with Thom Yorke’s ‘Suspirium’ from Suspiria, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s ‘Shallow’ from A Star Is Born, Sampha’s ‘Treasure’ from Beautiful Boy, and Kendrick Lamar and SZA’s ‘All The Stars’ from the Black Panther soundtrack.
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On the Aussie side of things, Perth’s Troye Sivan is also up for an award, nominated alongside Sigur Rós’ Jónsi for ‘Revelation’ from Boy Erased.
The full list of nominations are expected to be released on January 22nd, before the awards are handed out on February 24th in Los Angeles. Check out the full shortlists below.
Check out Jónsi and Troye Sivan’s ‘Revelation’:
Academy Awards shortlist for Best Original Song:
Tim Blake Nelson and Willie Watson – ‘When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings” (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs)
Sampha – ‘Treasure” (Beautiful Boy)
Kendrick Lamar and SZA – ‘All The Stars” (Black Panther)
Jónsi and Troye Sivan – ‘Revelation” (Boy Erased)
Dolly Parton – ‘Girl in the Movies” (Dumplin’)
Arlissa – ‘We Won’t Move” (The Hate U Give)
Emily Blunt – ‘The Place Where Lost Things Go” (Mary Poppins Returns)
Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda – ‘Trip A Little Light Fantastic” (Mary Poppins Returns)
Quincy Jones, Chaka Khan and Mark Ronson – ‘Keep Reachin’” (Quincy)
Jennifer Hudson and Diane Warren – ‘I’ll Fight” (RBG)
Gal Gadot and Sarah Silverman – ‘A Place Called Slaughter Race” (Ralph Breaks the Internet)
The Coup and Lakeith Stanfield – ‘OYAHYTT” (Sorry to Bother You)
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper – ‘Shallow” (A Star is Born)
Thom Yorke – ‘Suspirium” (Suspiria)
Sade – ‘The Big Unknown” (Widows)
Academy Awards shortlist for Best Original Score:
Avengers: Infinity War
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Crazy Rich Asians
The Death of Stalin
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
If Beale Street Could Talk
Isle of Dogs
Mary Poppins Returns
A Quiet Place
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