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91 Original Songs Vie for 2016 Oscar

Nominations for the 89th Oscars will be announced on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.

LOS ANGELES -- The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 91 songs from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2016 are in contention for nominations in the Original Song category for the 89th 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:

  • “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

During the nominations process, all voting members of the Music Branch will receive a Reminder List of works submitted in the category and a compilation 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.

Nominations for the 89th Oscars will be announced on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.

The 89th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

Source: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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