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M83, Lana Del Rey, Jay Z, Karen O & More Among 75 Eligible Submissions For Best Original Song Oscar

M83, Lana Del Rey, Jay Z, Karen O & More Among 75 Eligible Submissions For Best Original Song Oscar

Unlike last year, which due to a convoluted voting system
only produced two nominees, this year’s Best Original Song Oscar looks to
showcase a number of stunners from 2013. We’ve already taken a stab at predicting
which tunes are likely to succeed on the big night, but now the list of
eligible songs in contention for final nominations at the 86th Oscars has been released so you can
forecast the results yourself.

The Academy has unveiled (via Thompson
on Hollywood
) their list of 75 eligible candidates for Best Original
Song, which is defined as consisting of “words and music, both of which are
original and written specifically for the film.” The clear frontrunner for the
award is Idina Menzel’s show-stopping
ballad “Let It Go” in Disney’s “Frozen”, the studio’s finest animated
work in quite a few years, but it might see some competition from Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” for “Despicable Me 2” and Karen O’s “The Moon Song” from Spike Jonze’s “Her”—both of which appear on the list.

As expected, the presence of existing source material has taken
the Coen Brothers’ “Inside Llewyn Davis” out of the picture
(“Please Mr. Kennedy” was the closest chance it had, and even a slim one
there). However, we’re delighted to see Keith
’s rap “So You Know What It’s Like” pop up on the list,
a centerpiece moment from Destin Cretton’s
drama “Short Term 12″. Other entries include Alexander
’s “Amen” from “All is Lost
and Ed Sheeran’s “”I See
Fire” from “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”, but check out the full list below—which includes tunes by M83, Jay Z, Lana Del Rey and more—and let
us know which tune remains your favorite before the final nominees are
announced Jan. 16th.

     “Amen” from “All Is Lost”
     “Alone Yet Not Alone” from “Alone Yet
Not Alone”
     “Doby” from “Anchorman 2: The Legend
     “Last Mile Home” from “August: Osage
     “Austenland” from “Austenland”
     “Comic Books” from “Austenland”
     “L.O.V.E.D.A.R.C.Y” from
     “What Up” from “Austenland”
     “He Loves Me Still” from “Black
     “Hush Child (Get You Through This Silent
Night)” from “Black Nativity”
     “Test Of Faith” from “Black
     “Forgiveness” from “Brave Miss
     “Lullaby Song” from “Cleaver’s
     “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
     “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
     “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We
Got)” from “The Great Gatsby”
     “Over The Love” from “The Great
     “Together” from “The Great Gatsby”
     “Young and Beautiful” from “The Great
     “The Moon Song” from “Her”
     “I See Fire” from “The Hobbit: The
Desolation of Smaug”
     “Bite Of Our Lives” from “How Sweet It
     “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
     “Har Har Mahadeva” from “Kamasutra
     “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
     “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
     “Nothing Can Stop Me Now” from
     “We Both Know” from “Safe Haven”
     “Get Used To Me” from “The
     “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
     “Cut Me Some Slack” from “Sound
     “You Can’t Fix This” from “Sound
     “Let It Go” from “Spark: A Burning Man
     “We Ride” from “Spark: A Burning Man
     “Becomes The Color” from “Stoker”
     “Younger Every Day” from “3
     “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
     “Unfinished Songs” from “Unfinished
     “For The Time Being” from “The Way, Way
     “Go Where The Love Is” from “The Way,
Way Back”
     “Bleed For Love” from “Winnie



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