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Oscars: 91 Tunes Eligible for Best Original Song

Variety logo Variety 12/13/2016 Kristopher Tapley
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The Academy has announced that 91 tunes will vie for a nomination in the best original song Oscar race.

The eligible contenders are:

“Just Like Fire” from “Alice through the Looking Glass”

“Rise” from “American Wrestler: The Wizard”

“Friends” from “The Angry Birds Movie”

“Flicker” from “Audrie & Daisy”

“Seconds” from “Autumn Lights”

“A Minute To Breathe” from “Before the Flood”

“Glory (Let There Be Peace)” from “Believe”

“Mother’s Theme” from “Believe”

“Somewhere” from “Believe”

“The Only Way Out” from “Ben-Hur”

“Still Falling For You” from “Bridget Jones’s Baby”

“F That” from “The Bronze”

“Torch Pt. 2” from “Citizen Soldier”

“Drift And Fall Again” from “Criminal”

“Take Me Down” from “Deepwater Horizon”

“Land Of All” from “Desierto”

“Sad But True (Dreamland Theme)” from “Dreamland”

“Angel By The Wings” from “The Eagle Huntress”

“Blind Pig” from “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”

“One Frame At A Time” from “Floyd Norman: An Animated Life”

“I’m Crying” from “Free State of Jones”

“Gold” from “Gold”

“Champion” from “Hands of Stone”

“Dance Rascal, Dance” from “Hello, My Name Is Doris”

“I See A Victory” from “Hidden Figures”

“Runnin” from “Hidden Figures”

“Sixty Charisma Scented Blackbirds” from “How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change”

“My Superstar” from “Ice Age: Collision Course”

“Seeing You Around” from “Ithaca”

“The Empty Chair” from “Jim: The James Foley Story”

“Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” from “La La Land”

“City Of Stars” from “La La Land”

“Start A Fire” from “La La Land”

“Cateura Vamos A Soñar (We Will Dream)” from “Landfill Harmonic”

“Better Love” from “The Legend of Tarzan”

“Never Give Up” from “Lion”

“Equation” from “The Little Prince”

“Turnaround” from “The Little Prince”

“Moonshine” from “Live By Night”

“Loving” from “Loving”

“Hurry Home” from “Max Rose”

“Gone 2015” from “Miles Ahead”

“Wish That You Were Here” from “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”

“I’m Still Here” from “Miss Sharon Jones!”

“How Far I’ll Go” from “Moana”

“We Know The Way” from “Moana”

“Even More Mine” from “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2”

“Waving Goodbye” from “The Neon Demon”

“I’m Back” from “Never Surrender”

“Find My Victory” from “Olympic Pride, American Prejudice”

“On Ghost Ridge” from “100 Years: One Woman’s Fight for Justice”

“Ordinary World” from “Ordinary World”

“Devil’s Girl” from “Outlaws and Angels”

“Levitate” from “Passengers”

“Ginga” from “Pelé: Birth of a Legend”

“Nobody Knows” from “Pete’s Dragon”

“Something Wild” from “Pete’s Dragon”

“Dancing With Your Shadow” from “Po”

“I’m So Humble” from “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping”

“Stay Here” from “Presenting Princess Shaw”

“Celebrate Life” from “Queen Mimi”

“Back To Life” from “Queen of Katwe”

“Let The Games Begin” from “Race”

“Think About It” from “The Red Pill”

“The Rules Don’t Apply” from “Rules Don’t Apply”

“The Great Beyond” from “Sausage Party”

“Faith” from “Sing”

“Set It All Free” from “Sing”

“Drive It Like You Stole It” from “Sing Street”

“Go Now” from “Sing Street”

“The Veil” from “Snowden”

“Hymn” from “Snowtime!”

“Kiss Me Goodnight” from “Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four”

“Holdin’ Out” from “Storks”

“Heathens” from “Suicide Squad”

“Flying Home” from “Sully”

“Montage” from “Swiss Army Man”

“Petit Metier” from “They Will Have to Kill Us First – Malian Music in Exile”

“Letter To The Free” from “13th”

“Down With Mary” from “Too Late”

“Can’t Stop The Feeling” from “Trolls”

“Get Back Up Again” from “Trolls”

“Smile” from “The Uncondemned”

“We Will Rise” from “Veeram-Macbeth”

“LA Venus” from “We Are X”

“New Dogs, Old Tricks” from “What Happened Last Night”

“Runnin’ Runnin'” from “What Happened Last Night”

“What’s Happening Today” from “What Happened Last Night”

“Who I Am” from “What Happened Last Night”

“The Ballad Of Wiener-Dog” from “Wiener-Dog”

“Try Everything” from “Zootopia”

All voting members of the Academy’s music branch will receive a reminder list of works submitted in the category and a compilation of the song clips. They will be asked to watch the clips and then vote in the order of their preference for not more than five songs in the category. The five receiving the highest number of votes will become the nominees in the category.

Per Academy rules, no more than two songs can be nominated for one film. To be eligible, a song must consist of words and music, both of which are original and written specifically for the film. A clearly audible, intelligible, substantive rendition of both lyric and melody must be used in the body of the film or as the first music cue in the end credits.

Damien Chazelle’s musical “La La Land” would appear to be a solid bet for maxing out its potential nominations here with bids for “Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” and “City of Stars.” Both songs were nominated by the Broadcast Film Critics Assn., along with Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “How Far I’ll Go” from “Moana,” Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” from “Trolls,” “The Rules Don’t Apply” from “Rules Don’t Apply” and “Drive It Like You Stole It” from “Sing Street.”

The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn., meanwhile, nominated just “City of Stars” from “La La Land,” as well as the “Trolls” and “Moana” tunes,” plus Stevie Wonder’s “Faith” from “Sing” and Iggy Pop’s title track from “Gold.”

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