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.
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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.