Thirty-Nine Tunes Eligible For Best Original Song Oscar

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that 39 compositions have met the qualifications to be eligible to be nominated for the Best Original Song Academy Award this year. To be eligible, the song must have both its lyrics and music written specifically for the film and be substantively used in the film.

The next step for these songs will be a review on January 5 where voting members of the music branch will listen to each song and cast votes for their choices for nominees. An averaged point system will determine who the winning nominees are. A maximum of two songs from any single movie can be nominated. The Oscar nominations will be announced on January 24.

The complete list of eligible films is as follows-

  • “The World I Knew” from African Cats
  • “Lay Your Head Down” from Albert Nobbs
  • “Star Spangled Man” from Captain America: The First Avenger
  • “Collision of Worlds” from Cars 2
  • “Dakkanaga Dugu Dugu” from DAM999
  • “DAM999 Theme Song” from DAM999
  • “Mujhe Chod Ke” from DAM999
  • “Rainbird” from Dirty Girl
  • “Keep On Walking” from The First Grader
  • “Where the River Goes” from Footloose
  • “Hello Hello” from Gnomeo & Juliet
  • “Love Builds a Garden” from Gnomeo & Juliet
  • “Bridge of Light” from Happy Feet Two
  • “The Mighty Sven” from Happy Feet Two
  • “Never Be Daunted” from happythankyoumoreplease
  • “Hell and Back” from Hell And Back Again
  • “The Living Proof” from The Help
  • “Coeur Volant” from Hugo
  • “It’s How We Play” from I Don’t Know How She Does It
  • “When the Heart Dies” from In The Land Of Blood And Honey
  • “Ja Nao Estar” from José And Pilar
  • “The Keeper” from Machine Gun Preacher
  • “Life’s a Happy Song” from The Muppets
  • “Man or Muppet” from The Muppets
  • “Pictures in My Head” from The Muppets
  • “Summer Song” from The Music Never Stopped
  • “Imaginary Friends” from Olive
  • “Sparkling Day” from One Day
  • “Taking You with Me” from Our Idiot Brother
  • “The Greatest Song I Ever Heard” from POM Wonderful Presents The Greatest Movie Ever Sold
  • “Hot Wings” from Rio
  • “Let Me Take You to Rio” from Rio
  • “Real in Rio” from Rio
  • “Shelter” from Take Shelter
  • “Gathering Stories” from We Bought A Zoo
  • “Pop” from White Irish Drinkers
  • “Think You Can Wait” from Win Win
  • “The Backson Song” from Winnie The Pooh
  • “So Long” from Winnie The Pooh
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