Beyoncé, Elton John, Thom Yorke, Pharrell Williams, Cynthia Erivo, Randy Newman and Diane Warren are among the many songwriters who’ve made the shortlist within the Oscars’ Best Original Song class, the Academy introduced on Monday.
John, the truth is, has two of the 15 songs on the shortlist: He made the lower for “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” from the film about his life, “Rocketman,” and likewise for “Never Too Late,” a brand new tune he wrote for the remake of “The Lion King,” which landed him three nominations and an Oscar for “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” again in 1994.
Beyoncé was additionally nominated for her new tune, “Spirit,” from “The Lion King.”
Among the 75 eligible songs, the largest omission is “Beautiful Ghosts,” a brand new tune from the upcoming “Cats” musical written by unique “Cats” composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and Taylor Swift, and sung by Swift within the movie. Oscar voters from the Music Branch obtained a clip from the movie that included the tune, however the movie itself was not completed in time to display for many awards voters.
The original-song shortlist is stuffed with previous nominees and winners. In addition to John (three nominations, one win), Williams (one songwriting nomination, and one other for producing), Newman (20 nominations, two wins) and Warren (10 nominations), it contains Alan Menken (19 nominations and eight wins) for “Speechless” from “Aladdin,” which he co-wrote with Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (nominees and winners for “La La Land”); Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (two noms, two wins) for “Into the Unknown” from “Frozen II”; Charles Fox (two noms) and Paul Williams (six noms, one win) for “Da Bronx” from the documentary “The Bronx, USA”; and Mary Steenburgen, who received the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for “Melvin and Howard” in 1981 and is now shortlisted for co-writing the tune “Glasgow” from “Wild Rose.”
Also shortlisted: Radiohead chief Thom Yorke for “Daily Battles” from “Motherless Brooklyn,” and composer/songwriter Kathryn Bostic for “High Above the Water” from “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am.”
The oddest entry on the listing went to “A Glass of Soju,” a Korean-language tune heard over the top credit of “Parasite.” The tune’s lyrics have been written by the movie’s director, Bong Joon Ho, who may very well be a uncommon director additionally nominated for songwriting.
In the Original Score class, Thomas Newman’s work for “1917” leads a discipline that additionally contains his cousin, Randy Newman, for “Marriage Story,” in addition to Michael Abels for “Us,” Hildur Guðnadóttir for “Joker,” Michael Giacchino for “Jojo Rabbit,” Alan Silvestri for “Avengers: Endgame,” and John Williams for “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” the latter of which is Williams’ last “Star Wars” rating and will earn him his 52nd Oscar nomination.
The tune and rating shortlists have been two of 9 totally different shortlists the Academy unveiled on Monday, together with Best International Film, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short, Live-Action Short, Animated Short, Visual Effects and Makeup & Hairstyling.
Oscar nominations will likely be introduced on Jan. 13. See the complete shortlist of contenders within the Original Song and Original Score race beneath:
MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)
“Speechless” from “Aladdin”
“Letter to My Godfather” from “The Black Godfather”
“I’m Standing With You” from “Breakthrough”
“Da Bronx” from “The Bronx USA”
“Into the Unknown” from “Frozen II”
“Stand Up” from “Harriet”
“Catchy Song” from “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part”
“Never Too Late” from “The Lion King”
“Spirit” from “The Lion King”
“Daily Battles” from “Motherless Brooklyn”
“A Glass of Soju” from…
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