Original Song
Friday, December 11, 2015 - 10:15

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 74 songs from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2015 are in contention for nominations in the Original Song category for the 88th Academy Awards.

The original songs, along with the motion picture in which each song is featured, are listed below in alphabetical order by film title and song title:

"Happy" from "Altered Minds"

"Home" from "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip"

"None Of Them Are You" from "Anomalisa"

"Stem To The Rose" from "Becoming Bulletproof"

"The Mystery Of Your Gift" from "Boychoir"

"I Run" from "Chi-Raq"

"Pray 4 My City" from "Chi-Raq"

"Sit Down For This" from "Chi-Raq"

"Strong" from "Cinderella"

"So Long" from "Concussion"

"Fighting Stronger" from "Creed"

"Grip" from "Creed"

"Waiting For My Moment" from "Creed"

"Don't Look Down" from "Danny Collins"

"Hey Baby Doll" from "Danny Collins"

"Dreamsong" from "The Diary of a Teenage Girl"

"It's My Turn Now" from "Dope"

"Ya Rahem, Maula Maula" from "Dukhtar"

"Earned It" from "Fifty Shades of Grey"

"Love Me Like You Do" from "Fifty Shades of Grey"

"Salted Wound" from "Fifty Shades of Grey"

"Hands Of Love" from "Freeheld"

"See You Again" from "Furious Seven"

"Brother" from "Godspeed: The Story of Page Jones"

"As Real As You And Me" from "Home"

"Dancing In The Dark" from "Home"

"Feel The Light" from "Home"

"Red Balloon" from "Home"

"Two Of A Crime" from "Hot Pursuit"

"Til It Happens To You" from "The Hunting Ground"

"I'll See You In My Dreams" from "I'll See You in My Dreams"

"The Movie About Us" from "Ingrid Bergman – In Her Own Words"

"Bhoomiyilenghanumundo" from "Jalam"

"Koodu Vaykkan" from "Jalam"

"Pakalppaathi Chaari" from "Jalam"

"Yaathra Manoradhamerum" from "Jalam"

"Lost In Love" from "Jenny's Wedding"

"True Love Avenue" from "Jenny's Wedding"

"Hypnosis" from "Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet"

"Juntos (Together)" from "McFarland, USA"

"The Light That Never Fails" from "Meru"

"The Crazy Ones" from "Miss You Already"

"There's A Place" from "Miss You Already"

"Johanna" from "Mortdecai"

"Little Soldier" from "Pan"

"Something's Not Right" from "Pan"

"Paranoid Girl" from "Paranoid Girls"

"Better When I'm Dancin'" from "The Peanuts Movie"

"Pink & Blue" from "Pink & Blue: Colors of Hereditary Cancer"

"Flashlight" from "Pitch Perfect 2"

"Birds Of A Feather" from "Poached"

"Still Breathing" from "Point Break"

"Manta Ray" from "Racing Extinction"

"Cold One" from "Ricki and the Flash"

"Torch" from "Rock the Kasbah"

"Someone Like You" from "The Rumperbutts"

"Aankhon Me Samaye Dil" from "Salt Bridge"

"Bachpana Thaa" from "Salt Bridge"

"Kanpne Lage Tum" from "Salt Bridge"

"Kyaa Bataaun Tujhe" from "Salt Bridge"

"Le Jaaye Jo Door Tumse" from "Salt Bridge"

"Na Jaane Kitni Door" from "Salt Bridge"

"Sookha Hi Rang Daalo" from "Salt Bridge"

"Feels Like Summer" from "Shaun the Sheep Movie"

"Phenomenal" from "Southpaw"

"Writing's On The Wall" from "Spectre"

"Squeeze Me" from "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water"

"Teamwork" from "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water"

"Who Can You Trust" from "Spy"

"Came To Win" from "Sweet Micky for President"

"Mean Ol' Moon" from "Ted 2"

"Love Was My Alibi" from "The Water Diviner"

"Fine On The Outside" from "When Marnie Was There"

"Simple Song #3" from "Youth"


During the nominations process, all voting members of the Music Branch will receive a Reminder List of works submitted in the category and a DVD copy of the song clips.  Members will be asked to watch the clips and then vote in the order of their preference for not more than five achievements in the category.  The five achievements receiving the highest number of votes will become the nominations for final voting for the award.  A maximum of two songs may be nominated from any 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.

The 88th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 14, 2016, at 5:30 a.m. PT at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

The 88th Oscars® will be held on Sunday, February 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.  The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide. 

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