The Academy Award for Best Original Song is one of the awards given annually to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). It is presented to the songwriters who have composed the best original song written specifically for a film. The performers of a song are not credited with the Academy Award unless they contributed either to music, lyrics or both in their own right. The songs that are nominated for this award are performed during the ceremony and before this award is presented.

The award category was introduced at the 7th Academy Awards, the ceremony honoring the best in film for 1934. Nominations are made by Academy members who are songwriters and composers, and the winners are chosen by the Academy membership as a whole.


"There must be a clearly audible, intelligible, substantive rendition (not necessarily visually presented) of both lyrics and melody, used in the body of the motion picture or as the first music cue in the end credits."[1]

The original requirement was only that the nominated song appear in a motion picture during the previous year. This rule was changed after the 1941 Academy Awards, when "The Last Time I Saw Paris", from the film Lady Be Good, with music by Jerome Kern and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, won. Kern was upset that his song won because it had been published and recorded before it was used in the film. The song was actually written in 1940, after the Germans occupied Paris at the start of World War II. It was recorded by Kate Smith and peaked at No. 8 on the best seller list before it was used in the film.

Kern got the Academy to change the rule so that only songs that are "original and written specifically for the motion picture" are eligible to win.[2][3] Songs that rely on sampled or reworked material along with cover versions, remixes and parodies, such as "Gangsta's Paradise" in the 1995 film Dangerous Minds, are also ineligible.

This rule means that when a film is adapted from a previously-produced stage musical, none of the existing songs from the musical are eligible. As a result, many recent film adaptations of musicals have included original songs which could be nominated, such as "You Must Love Me" in the 1996 film Evita (won award), and "Listen", "Love You I Do", "Patience" in the 2006 film Dreamgirls and "Suddenly" in the 2012 film Les Misérables.

There was a debate as to whether or not Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, who were awarded the Oscar in 2008 for "Falling Slowly", were in fact eligible. "Falling Slowly" has been released on two other albums – The Swell Season, Hansard and Irglova's duo project and The Cost, by Hansard's band The Frames. The Swell Season was released in August 2006, and The Cost in February 2007, before the release of Once. However, the AMPAS music committee determined that, in the course of the film's protracted production, the composers had "played the song in some venues that were deemed inconsequential enough to not change the song's eligibility".[4] The same issue arose two years earlier with "In the Deep" from Crash, which appeared on Bird York's 2003 album The Velvet Hour after being written for Crash, but before the film was released. The current Academy rule says an eligible song "must be recorded for use in the motion picture prior to any other usage", so recordings released prior to the film will not disqualify a song as long as the film version was "recorded" before then.[3]

Number of nominations

Until the Academy Awards for 1945 (awarded in 1946) any number of songs could be nominated for the award. For the 1945 awards, 14 songs were nominated.

From 1946 to 2011, each member of the Music Branch of the Academy was asked to vote using a points system of 10, 9.5, 9, 8.5, 8, 7.5, 7, 6.5 or 6 points. Only those songs that received an average score of 8.25 or more were eligible for nomination. If no song qualified, there would be no nominees. And if only one song achieved that score, it and the song receiving the next highest score would be the two nominees.Script error This system usually resulted in five nominations each year, except for 2010 when four were nominated, 1988, 2005, and 2008, when only three were nominated; and 2011 when only two were nominated.[5][6]

Following the two song competition in 2011, the rules were changed once more. The number of nominations is now contingent upon the number of submissions. Depending on the amount received by the Academy there would be five, three or no nominations each year.[7] Since then, there have always been five nominees, except in 2013 when one was disqualified.

The first film to receive multiple nominations was Fame in 1980. Only four films have featured three nominated songs: Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Dreamgirls, and Enchanted. Dreamgirls and Enchanted lost on every nomination: An Inconvenient Truth original song "I Need to Wake Up" defeated all three of the nominated songs from Dreamgirls, while "Falling Slowly" from Once defeated all three of Enchanted's nominations. After these two consecutive defeats, a new rule was instated in June 2008 that a film could have no more than two songs nominated.[8]

Performances at the awards ceremony

Nominated songs are usually performed live at the televised Academy Awards ceremonies. Although pre-televised ceremonies were broadcast on the radio, the tradition of performing the nominated songs did not begin until the 18th Academy Awards in 1946, in which performers included Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, Dinah Shore, and Dick Haymes.

In the early years, the songs were usually not performed by the original artists as in the film. For example, in 1965, Robert Goulet performed all the nominated songs at the ceremony. (Ironically, in the case of "The Look Of Love", sung by Dusty Springfield in Casino Royale, the positive reaction to the performance by Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 on the 1968 telecast led to their version being released as a single and eventually becoming the bigger hit.) In 1970, this was reversed and only the people who had performed the piece in the film were permitted to perform the song on the live telecast, even if a hit version was performed by another act.

However, since Oscar nominees for 1970, 1971 and 1972 had all been major hit records by other artists, in 1973 the rule was amended again and it became standard to first offer either the original artist or artists who performed the song in the film a chance to perform it at the ceremony, followed by the artist or artists who had the hit record with it.

When neither of those is able to do so (or in rare cases where the telecast producers decide to go with someone else), the Academy chooses more well-known entertainers to perform the song at the ceremony. For example, Robin Williams performed "Blame Canada" from South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut at the 72nd Academy Awards instead of the film's voice actors, Trey Parker and Mary Kay Bergman (Bergman died a few months before the show). Beyoncé Knowles sang three nominated songs (one of which was a duet with Josh Groban) during the 77th Academy Awards even though she had not performed those songs in any of the respective films.

That same year, the song "Al otro lado del río" (On The Other Side Of The River), which was featured in the film The Motorcycle Diaries, won the award, becoming the first song in Spanish and the second in a foreign language to receive such an honor (the first winner was the title tune to Never on Sunday, which was sung in Greek in the film by its star, Melina Mercouri). It was written by Uruguayan composer Jorge Drexler, but the producers would not let Drexler perform the song during the show for fear of losing ratings. Instead, the song was performed by Carlos Santana and Antonio Banderas. Drexler's acceptance speech for the award consisted of him singing a few lines a cappella and closed by simply saying "thank you".

At the 80th Academy Awards, "That's How You Know" from the film Enchanted was performed by Kristin Chenoweth, rather than the film's star, Amy Adams. However, Adams performed "Happy Working Song", which was nominated from the same film.[9]

In 1985, Phil Collins was passed over to perform his nominated composition "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)". According to representatives of both Collins' record company and Columbia Pictures, this was because the producers of the telecast were not familiar with his work. Ann Reinking performed the song instead, with Collins sitting in the audience.[10] In 2009, Peter Gabriel, who was originally scheduled to perform his nominated song "Down to Earth" during the live broadcast, declined to perform after learning that he would be allowed to sing only 65 seconds of the song during the ceremony's Best Original Song nominee performance medley.[11] Gabriel still attended the ceremony, with John Legend performing the song in his place, backed by the Soweto Gospel Choir.

The 84th Academy Awards did not feature performances from either nominated song ("Man or Muppet" from The Muppets or "Real in Rio" from Rio).[12] No reason for this was given by Oscar producers. This was only the third time that Best Original Song nominees were not performed (the others were in 1989 and 2010). At the 2013 Oscars, only three of the five nominees were performed, with the eventual winner, the theme from Skyfall, being the only one performed separately on its own as opposed to being part of a musical montage sequence. The 88th Academy Awards also had three of the five nominees performed. Anohni, performer and writer of "Manta Ray", one of the two nominated songs cut from the ceremony, boycotted the ceremony for this reason.[13]

Winners and nominees


Year Film Song Nominees
The Gay Divorcee "The Continental" Con Conrad (music); Herb Magidson (lyrics)
Flying Down to Rio "Carioca" Vincent Youmans (music); Edward Eliscu & Gus Kahn (lyrics)
She Loves Me Not "Love in Bloom" Ralph Rainger (music); Leo Robin (lyrics)
Gold Diggers of 1935 "Lullaby of Broadway" Harry Warren (music); Al Dubin (lyrics)
Roberta "Lovely to Look At" Jerome Kern (music); Dorothy Fields & Jimmy McHugh (lyrics)
Top Hat "Cheek to Cheek" Irving Berlin (music and lyrics)
Swing Time "The Way You Look Tonight" Jerome Kern (music); Dorothy Fields (lyrics)
Born to Dance "I've Got You Under My Skin" Cole Porter (music and lyrics)
Pennies from Heaven "Pennies from Heaven" Arthur Johnston (music); Johnny Burke (lyrics)
Sing, Baby, Sing "When Did You Leave Heaven" Richard A. Whiting (music); Walter Bullock (lyrics)
Suzy "Did I Remember" Walter Donaldson (music); Harold Adamson (lyrics)
Trail of the Lonesome Pine "A Melody from the Sky" Louis Alter (music); Sidney Mitchell (lyrics)
Waikiki Wedding "Sweet Leilani" Harry Owens (music and lyrics)
Artists and Models "Whispers in the Dark" Frederick Hollander (music); Leo Robin (lyrics)
Mr. Dodd Takes the Air "Remember Me" Harry Warren (music); Al Dubin (lyrics)
Shall We Dance "They Can't Take That Away from Me" George Gershwin (posthumously) (music); Ira Gershwin (lyrics)
Vogues of 1938 "That Old Feeling" Sammy Fain (music); Lew Brown (lyrics)
The Big Broadcast of 1938 "Thanks for the Memory" Ralph Rainger (music); Leo Robin (lyrics)
Alexander's Ragtime Band "Now It Can Be Told" Irving Berlin (music and lyrics)
Carefree "Change Partners"
The Cowboy and the Lady "The Cowboy and the Lady" Lionel Newman (music); Arthur Quenzer (lyrics)
Going Places "Jeepers Creepers" Harry Warren (music); Johnny Mercer (lyrics)
The Lady Objects "A Mist Over the Moon" Ben Oakland (music); Oscar Hammerstein II (lyrics)
Mannequin "Always and Always" Edward Ward (music); Chet Forrest & Bob Wright (lyrics)
Merrily We Live "Merrily We Live" Phil Charig (music); Quenzer (lyrics)
That Certain Age "My Own" Jimmy McHugh (music); Harold Adamson (lyrics)
Under Western Stars "Dust" Johnny Marvin (music and lyrics)
The Wizard of Oz "Over the Rainbow" Harold Arlen (music); Yip Harburg (lyrics)
Gulliver's Travels "Faithful Forever" Ralph Rainger (music); Leo Robin (lyrics)
Love Affair "Wishing" Buddy DeSylva (music and lyrics)
Second Fiddle "I Poured My Heart into a Song" Irving Berlin (music and lyrics)


Year Film Song Nominees
Pinocchio "When You Wish Upon a Star" Leigh Harline (music); Ned Washington (lyrics)
Down Argentine Way "Down Argentine Way" Harry Warren (music); Mack Gordon (lyrics)
Hit Parade of 1941 "Who Am I?" Jule Styne (music); Walter Bullock (lyrics)
Music in My Heart "It's a Blue World" Chet Forrest & Bob Wright (music and lyrics)
Rhythm on the River "Only Forever" James Monaco (music); John Burke (lyrics)
Second Chorus "Love of My Life" Artie Shaw (music); Johnny Mercer (lyrics)
Spring Parade "Waltzing in the Clouds" Robert Stolz (music); Gus Kahn (lyrics)
Strike Up the Band "Our Love Affair" Roger Edens & Arthur Freed (music and lyrics)
You'll Find Out "I'd Know You Anywhere" Jimmy McHugh (music); Johnny Mercer (lyrics)
Lady Be Good "The Last Time I Saw Paris" Jerome Kern (music); Oscar Hammerstein II (lyrics)
All-American Co-Ed "Out of the Silence" Lloyd B. Norlin (music and lyrics)
Blues in the Night "Blues in the Night" Harold Arlen (music); Johnny Mercer (lyrics)
Buck Privates "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B" Hugh Prince (music); Don Raye (lyrics)
Dumbo "Baby Mine" Frank Churchill (music); Ned Washington (lyrics)
Las Vegas Nights "Dolores" Louis Alter (music); Frank Loesser (lyrics)
Ridin' on a Rainbow "Be Honest with Me" Gene Autry & Fred Rose (music and lyrics)
Sun Valley Serenade "Chattanooga Choo Choo" Harry Warren (music); Mack Gordon (lyrics)
You'll Never Get Rich "Since I Kissed My Baby Goodbye" Cole Porter (music and lyrics)
Holiday Inn "White Christmas" Irving Berlin (music and lyrics)
Always in My Heart "Always in My Heart" Ernesto Lecuona (music); Kim Gannon (lyrics)
Babes on Broadway "How About You?" Burton Lane (music); Ralph Freed (lyrics)
Bambi "Love Is a Song" Frank Churchill (posthumously) (music); Larry Morey (lyrics)
Flying with Music "Pennies for Peppino" Edward Ward (music); Chet Forrest & Bob Wright (lyrics)
Hellzapoppin' [note 1] "Pig Foot Pete" Gene de Paul (music); Don Raye (lyrics)
The Mayor of 44th Street "There's a Breeze on Lake Louise" Harry Revel (music); Mort Greene (lyrics)
Orchestra Wives "(I've Got a Gal in) Kalamazoo" Harry Warren (music); Mack Gordon (lyrics)
You Were Never Lovelier "Dearly Beloved" Jerome Kern (music); Johnny Mercer (lyrics)
Youth on Parade "It Seems I've Heard That Song Before" Jule Styne (music); Sammy Cahn (lyrics)
Hello, Frisco, Hello "You'll Never Know" Harry Warren (music); Mack Gordon (lyrics)
Cabin in the Sky "Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe" Harold Arlen (music); Yip Harburg (lyrics)
Hers to Hold "Say a Pray'r For The Boys Over There" Jimmy McHugh (music); Herb Magidson (lyrics)
Hit Parade of 1943 "Change of Heart" Jule Styne (music); Harold Adamson (lyrics)
Saludos Amigos "Saludos Amigos" Charles Wolcott (music); Ned Washington (lyrics)
The Sky's the Limit "My Shining Hour" Arlen (music); Johnny Mercer (lyrics)
Something to Shout About "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To" Cole Porter (music and lyrics)
Stage Door Canteen "We Mustn't Say Goodbye" James Monaco (music); Al Dubin (lyrics)
Star Spangled Rhythm "That Old Black Magic" [note 2] Harold Arlen (music); Johnny Mercer (lyrics)
Thank Your Lucky Stars "They're Either Too Young or Too Old" Arthur Schwartz (music); Frank Loesser (lyrics)
Going My Way "Swinging on a Star" James Van Heusen (music); Johnny Burke (lyrics)
Brazil "Rio de Janeiro" Ary Barroso (music); Ned Washington (lyrics)
Cover Girl "Long Ago (and Far Away)" Jerome Kern (music); Ira Gershwin (lyrics)
Follow the Boys "I'll Walk Alone" Jule Styne (music); Sammy Cahn (lyrics)
Higher and Higher "I Couldn't Sleep a Wink Last Night" Jimmy McHugh (music); Harold Adamson (lyrics)
Hollywood Canteen "Sweet Dreams, Sweetheart" M. K. Jerome (music); Ted Koehler (lyrics)
Lady, Let's Dance "Silver Shadows and Golden Dreams" Lew Pollack (music); Charles Newman (lyrics)
Meet Me in St. Louis "The Trolley Song" Ralph Blane & Hugh Martin (music and lyrics)
Minstrel Man "Remember Me to Carolina" Harry Revel (music); Paul Webster (lyrics)
Song of the Open Road "Too Much in Love" Walter Kent (music); Kim Gannon (lyrics)
Sweet and Low-Down "I'm Making Believe" James V. Monaco (music); Mack Gordon (lyrics)
Up in Arms "Now I Know" Harold Arlen (music); Ted Koehler (lyrics)
State Fair "It Might as Well Be Spring" Richard Rodgers (music); Oscar Hammerstein II (lyrics)
Anchors Aweigh "I Fall in Love Too Easily" Jule Styne (music); Sammy Cahn (lyrics)
Belle of the Yukon "Sleighride in July" James Van Heusen (music); Johnny Burke (lyrics)
The Bells of St. Mary's "Aren't You Glad You're You?"
Can't Help Singing "More and More" Jerome Kern (posthumously) (music); Yip Harburg (lyrics)
Earl Carroll Vanities "Endlessly" Walter Kent (music); Kim Gannon (lyrics)
G. I. Joe "Linda" Ann Ronell (music and lyrics)
Here Come the Waves "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive" Harold Arlen (music); Johnny Mercer (lyrics)
Love Letters "Love Letters" Victor Young (music); Edward Heyman (lyrics)
San Antonio "Some Sunday Morning" Ray Heindorf & M. K. Jerome (music); Ted Koehler (lyrics)
Sing Your Way Home "I'll Buy That Dream" Allie Wrubel (music); Herb Magidson (lyrics)
Tonight and Every Night "Anywhere" Jule Styne (music); Sammy Cahn (lyrics)
Why Girls Leave Home "The Cat and the Canary" Jay Livingston (music); Ray Evans (lyrics)
Wonder Man "So in Love" David Rose (music); Leo Robin (lyrics)
The Harvey Girls "On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe" Harry Warren (music); Johnny Mercer (lyrics)
Blue Skies "You Keep Coming Back Like a Song" Irving Berlin (music and lyrics)
Canyon Passage "Ole Buttermilk Sky" Hoagy Carmichael (music); Jack Brooks (lyrics)
Centennial Summer "All Through the Day" Jerome Kern (posthumously) (music); Oscar Hammerstein II (lyrics)
The Dolly Sisters "I Can't Begin to Tell You" James Monaco (posthumously) (music); Mack Gordon (lyrics)
Song of the South "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" Allie Wrubel (music); Ray Gilbert (lyrics)
Good News "Pass That Peace Pipe" Ralph Blane, Roger Edens & Hugh Martin (music and lyrics)
Mother Wore Tights "You Do" Josef Myrow (music); Mack Gordon (lyrics)
The Perils of Pauline "I Wish I Didn't Love You So" Frank Loesser (music and lyrics)
The Time, the Place and the Girl "A Gal in Calico" Arthur Schwartz (music); Leo Robin (lyrics)
The Paleface "Buttons and Bows" Jay Livingston & Ray Evans (music and lyrics)
Casbah "For Every Man There's a Woman" Harold Arlen (music); Leo Robin (lyrics)
Romance on the High Seas "It's Magic" Jule Styne (music); Sammy Cahn (lyrics)
That Lady in Ermine "This Is the Moment" Frederick Hollander (music); Leo Robin (lyrics)
Wet Blanket Policy "The Woody Woodpecker Song" Ramey Idriss & George Tibbles (music and lyrics)
Neptune's Daughter "Baby, It's Cold Outside" Frank Loesser (music and lyrics)
Come to the Stable "Through a Long and Sleepless Night" Alfred Newman (music); Mack Gordon (lyrics)
It's a Great Feeling "It's a Great Feeling" Jule Styne (music); Sammy Cahn (lyrics)
My Foolish Heart "My Foolish Heart" Victor Young (music); Ned Washington (lyrics)
So Dear to My Heart "Lavender Blue" Eliot Daniel (music); Larry Morey (lyrics)


Year Film Song Nominees
Captain Carey, U.S.A. "Mona Lisa" Ray Evans & Jay Livingston (music and lyrics)
Cinderella "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo" Mack David, Al Hoffman & Jerry Livingston (music and lyrics)
Singing Guns "Mule Train" Fred Glickman, Hy Heath & Johnny Lange (music and lyrics)
The Toast of New Orleans "Be My Love" Nicholas Brodzsky (music); Sammy Cahn (lyrics)
Wabash Avenue "Wilhelmina" Josef Myrow (music); Mack Gordon (lyrics)
Here Comes the Groom "In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening" Hoagy Carmichael (music); Johnny Mercer (lyrics)
Golden Girl "Never" Lionel Newman (music); Eliot Daniel (lyrics)
Rich, Young and Pretty "Wonder Why" Nicholas Brodzsky (music); Sammy Cahn (lyrics)
Royal Wedding "Too Late Now" Burton Lane (music); Alan Jay Lerner (lyrics)
The Strip "A Kiss to Build a Dream On" Bert Kalmar (posthumously), Harry Ruby & Oscar Hammerstein II (music and lyrics)
High Noon "High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darlin')" Dimitri Tiomkin (music); Ned Washington (lyrics)
Because You're Mine "Because You're Mine" Nicholas Brodzsky (music); Sammy Cahn (lyrics)
Hans Christian Andersen "Thumbelina" Frank Loesser (music and lyrics)
Just for You "Zing a Little Zong" Harry Warren (music); Leo Robin (lyrics)
Son of Paleface "Am I in Love" Jack Brooks (music and lyrics)
Calamity Jane "Secret Love" Sammy Fain (music); Paul Francis Webster (lyrics)
The Caddy "That's Amore" Harry Warren (music); Jack Brooks (lyrics)
Miss Sadie Thompson "Sadie Thompson's Song (Blue Pacific Blues)" Lester Lee (music); Ned Washington (lyrics)
The Moon Is Blue "The Moon Is Blue" Herschel Burke Gilbert (music); Sylvia Fine (lyrics)
Small Town Girl "My Flaming Heart" Nicholas Brodzsky (music); Leo Robin (lyrics)
Three Coins in the Fountain "Three Coins in the Fountain" Jule Styne (music); Sammy Cahn (lyrics)
The High and the Mighty "The High and the Mighty" Dimitri Tiomkin (music); Ned Washington (lyrics)
A Star Is Born "The Man That Got Away" Harold Arlen (music); Ira Gershwin (lyrics)
Susan Slept Here "Hold My Hand" Jack Lawrence & Richard Myers (music and lyrics)
White Christmas "Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep" Irving Berlin (music and lyrics)
Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing "Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing" Sammy Fain (music); Paul Francis Webster (lyrics)
Daddy Long Legs "Something's Gotta Give" Johnny Mercer (music and lyrics)
Love Me or Leave Me "I'll Never Stop Loving You" Nicholas Brodszky (music); Sammy Cahn (lyrics)
The Tender Trap "(Love Is) The Tender Trap" James Van Heusen (music); Cahn (lyrics)
Unchained "Unchained Melody" Alex North (music); Hy Zaret (lyrics)
The Man Who Knew Too Much "Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)" Jay Livingston & Ray Evans (music and lyrics)
Friendly Persuasion "Friendly Persuasion (Thee I Love)" Dimitri Tiomkin (music); Paul Francis Webster (lyrics)
High Society "True Love" Cole Porter (music and lyrics)
Julie "Julie" Leith Stevens (music); Tom Adair (lyrics)
Written on the Wind "Written on the Wind" Victor Young (posthumously) (music); Sammy Cahn (lyrics)
The Joker Is Wild "All the Way" James Van Heusen (music); Sammy Cahn (lyrics)
An Affair to Remember "An Affair to Remember" Harry Warren (music); Harold Adamson & Leo McCarey (lyrics)
April Love "April Love" Sammy Fain (music); Paul Francis Webster (lyrics)
Tammy and the Bachelor "Tammy" Ray Evans & Jay Livingston (music and lyrics)
Wild Is the Wind "Wild Is the Wind" Dimitri Tiomkin (music); Ned Washington (lyrics)
Gigi "Gigi" Frederick Loewe (music); Alan Jay Lerner (lyrics)
A Certain Smile "A Certain Smile" Sammy Fain (music); Paul Francis Webster (lyrics)
Houseboat "Almost in Your Arms (Love Song from Houseboat)" Jay Livingston & Ray Evans (music and lyrics)
Marjorie Morningstar "A Very Precious Love" Fain (music); Webster (lyrics)
Some Came Running "To Love and Be Loved" James Van Heusen (music); Sammy Cahn (lyrics)
A Hole in the Head "High Hopes" James Van Heusen (music); Sammy Cahn (lyrics)
The Best of Everything "The Best of Everything" Alfred Newman (music); Cahn (lyrics)
The Five Pennies "The Five Pennies" Sylvia Fine (music and lyrics)
The Hanging Tree "The Hanging Tree" Jerry Livingston (music); Mack David (lyrics)
The Young Land "Strange Are the Ways of Love" Dimitri Tiomkin (music); Ned Washington (lyrics)


Year Film Song Nominees
Never on Sunday "Never on Sunday" Manos Hadjidakis (music and lyrics)
The Alamo "The Green Leaves of Summer" Dimitri Tiomkin (music); Paul Francis Webster (lyrics)
The Facts of Life "The Facts of Life" Johnny Mercer (music and lyrics)
High Time "The Second Time Around" James Van Heusen (music); Sammy Cahn (lyrics)
Pepe "Faraway Part of Town" André Previn (music); Dory Langdon (lyrics)
Breakfast at Tiffany's "Moon River" Henry Mancini (music); Johnny Mercer (lyrics)
Bachelor in Paradise "Bachelor in Paradise" Mancini (music); Mack David (lyrics)
El Cid "Love Theme from El Cid (The Falcon and the Dove)" Miklós Rózsa (music); Paul Francis Webster (lyrics)
Pocketful of Miracles "Pocketful of Miracles" James Van Heusen (music); Sammy Cahn (lyrics)
Town Without Pity "Town Without Pity" Dimitri Tiomkin (music); Ned Washington (lyrics)
Days of Wine and Roses "Days of Wine and Roses" Henry Mancini (music); Johnny Mercer (lyrics)
Mutiny on the Bounty "Love Song from Mutiny on the Bounty (Follow Me)" Bronislaw Kaper (music); Paul Francis Webster (lyrics)
Tender Is the Night "Tender Is the Night" Sammy Fain (music); Webster (lyrics)
Two for the Seesaw "Song from Two for the Seesaw (Second Chance)" André Previn (music); Dory Langdon (lyrics)
Walk on the Wild Side "Walk on the Wild Side" Elmer Bernstein (music); Mack David (lyrics)
Papa's Delicate Condition "Call Me Irresponsible" James Van Heusen (music); Sammy Cahn (lyrics)
Charade "Charade" Henry Mancini (music); Johnny Mercer (lyrics)
55 Days at Peking "So Little Time" Dimitri Tiomkin (music); Paul Francis Webster (lyrics)
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" Ernest Gold (music); Mack David (lyrics)
Mondo Cane "More" Riz Ortolani & Nino Oliviero (music); Norman Newell (lyrics)
Mary Poppins "Chim Chim Cher-ee" Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman (music and lyrics)
Dear Heart "Dear Heart" Henry Mancini (music); Jay Livingston & Ray Evans (lyrics)
Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte "Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte" Frank De Vol (music); Mack David (lyrics)
Robin and the 7 Hoods "My Kind of Town" James Van Heusen (music); Sammy Cahn (lyrics)
Where Love Has Gone "Where Love Has Gone"
The Sandpiper "The Shadow of Your Smile" Johnny Mandel (music); Paul Francis Webster (lyrics)
Cat Ballou "The Ballad of Cat Ballou" Jerry Livingston (music); Mack David (lyrics)
The Great Race "The Sweetheart Tree" Henry Mancini (music); Johnny Mercer (lyrics)
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg "I Will Wait for You" Michel Legrand (music); Jacques Demy (lyrics); Norman Gimbel (English lyrics)
What's New Pussycat? "What's New Pussycat?" Burt Bacharach (music); Hal David (lyrics)
Born Free "Born Free" John Barry (music); Don Black (lyrics)
Alfie "Alfie" Burt Bacharach (music); Hal David (lyrics)
An American Dream "A Time for Love" Johnny Mandel (music); Paul Francis Webster (lyrics)
Georgy Girl "Georgy Girl" Tom Springfield (music); Jim Dale (lyrics)
Hawaii "My Wishing Doll" Elmer Bernstein (music); Mack David (lyrics)
Doctor Dolittle "Talk to the Animals" Leslie Bricusse (music and lyrics)
Banning "The Eyes of Love" Quincy Jones (music); Bob Russell (lyrics)
Casino Royale "The Look of Love" Burt Bacharach (music); Hal David (lyrics)
The Jungle Book "The Bare Necessities" Terry Gilkyson (music and lyrics)
Thoroughly Modern Millie "Thoroughly Modern Millie" James Van Heusen & Sammy Cahn (music and lyrics)
The Thomas Crown Affair "The Windmills of Your Mind" Michel Legrand (music); Alan Bergman & Marilyn Bergman (lyrics)
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" Richard M. Sherman & Robert B. Sherman (music and lyrics)
For Love of Ivy "For Love of Ivy" Quincy Jones (music); Bob Russell (lyrics)
Funny Girl "Funny Girl" Jule Styne (music); Bob Merrill (lyrics)
Star! "Star!" Jimmy Van Heusen (music); Sammy Cahn (lyrics)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" Burt Bacharach (music); Hal David (lyrics)
The Happy Ending "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?" Michel Legrand (music); Alan Bergman & Marilyn Bergman (lyrics)
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie "Jean" Rod McKuen (music and lyrics)
The Sterile Cuckoo "Come Saturday Morning" Fred Karlin (music); Dory Previn (lyrics)
True Grit "True Grit" Elmer Bernstein (music); Don Black (lyrics)


Year Film Song Nominees
Lovers and Other Strangers "For All We Know" Fred Karlin (music); Robb Royer & James Griffin (music)
Darling Lili "Whistling Away the Dark" Henry Mancini (music); Johnny Mercer (lyrics)
Madron "Till Love Touches Your Life" Riz Ortolani (music); Arthur Hamilton (lyrics)
Pieces of Dreams "Pieces of Dreams" Michel Legrand (music); Alan Bergman & Marilyn Bergman (lyrics)
Scrooge "Thank You Very Much" Leslie Bricusse (music and lyrics)
Shaft "Theme from Shaft" Isaac Hayes (music and lyrics)
Bedknobs and Broomsticks "The Age of Not Believing" Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman (music and lyrics)
Bless the Beasts & Children "Bless the Beasts & Children" Barry De Vorzon & Perry Botkin Jr. (music and lyrics)
Kotch "Life Is What You Make It" Marvin Hamlisch (music); Johnny Mercer (lyrics)
Sometimes a Great Notion "All His Children" Henry Mancini (music); Alan Bergman & Marilyn Bergman (lyrics)
The Poseidon Adventure "The Morning After" Al Kasha & Joel Hirschhorn (music and lyrics)
Ben "Ben" Walter Scharf (music); Don Black (lyrics)
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean "Marmalade, Molasses & Honey" Maurice Jarre (music); Alan Bergman & Marilyn Bergman (lyrics)
The Little Ark "Come Follow, Follow Me" Fred Karlin (music); Marsha Karlin (lyrics)
The Stepmother "Strange Are the Ways of Love" Sammy Fain (music); Paul Francis Webster (lyrics)
The Way We Were "The Way We Were" Marvin Hamlisch (music); Alan Bergman & Marilyn Bergman (lyrics)
Cinderella Liberty "Nice to Be Around" John Williams (music); Paul Williams (lyrics)
Charlotte's Web "Weve got lots in commin" Henry Gibson (music and lyrics)
Robin Hood "Love" George Bruns (music); Floyd Huddleston (lyrics)
A Touch of Class "All That Love Went to Waste" George Barrie (music); Sammy Cahn (lyrics)
The Towering Inferno "We May Never Love Like This Again" Al Kasha & Joel Hirschhorn (music and lyrics)
Benji "I Feel Love" Euel Box (music); Betty Box (lyrics)
Blazing Saddles "Blazing Saddles" John Morris (music); Mel Brooks (lyrics)
Gold "Wherever Love Takes Me" Elmer Bernstein (music); Don Black (lyrics)
The Little Prince "Little Prince" Frederick Lowe (music); Alan Jay Lerner (lyrics)
Nashville "I'm Easy" Keith Carradine (music and lyrics)
Funny Lady "How Lucky Can You Get" Fred Ebb & John Kander (music and lyrics)
Mahogany "Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)" Michael Masser (music); Gerry Goffin (lyrics)
The Other Side of the Mountain "Richard's Window" Charles Fox (music); Norman Gimbel (lyrics)
Whiffs "Now That We're in Love" George Barrie (music); Sammy Cahn (lyrics)
A Star Is Born "Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)" Barbra Streisand (music); Paul Williams (lyrics)
Half a House "A World That Never Was" Sammy Fain (music); Paul Francis Webster (lyrics)
The Omen "Ave Satani" Jerry Goldsmith (music and lyrics)
The Pink Panther Strikes Again "Come to Me" Henry Mancini (music); Don Black (lyrics)
Rocky "Gonna Fly Now" Bill Conti (music); Carol Connors & Ayn Robbins (lyrics)
You Light Up My Life "You Light Up My Life" Joseph Brooks (music and lyrics)
Pete's Dragon "Candle on the Water" Al Kasha & Joel Hirschhorn (music and lyrics)
The Rescuers "Someone's Waiting for You" Sammy Fain (music); Carol Connors & Ayn Robbins (lyrics)
The Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella "The Slipper and the Rose Waltz (He Danced with Me/She Danced with Me)" Richard M. Sherman & Robert B. Sherman (music and lyrics)
The Spy Who Loved Me "Nobody Does It Better" Marvin Hamlisch (music); Carole Bayer Sager (lyrics)
Thank God It's Friday "Last Dance" Paul Jabara (music and lyrics)
Foul Play "Ready to Take a Chance Again" Charles Fox (music); Norman Gimbel (lyrics)
Grease "Hopelessly Devoted to You" John Farrar (music and lyrics)
The Magic of Lassie "When You're Loved" Richard M. Sherman & Robert B. Sherman (music and lyrics)
Same Time, Next Year "The Last Time I Felt Like This" Marvin Hamlisch (music); Alan Bergman & Marilyn Bergman (lyrics)
Norma Rae "It Goes Like It Goes" David Shire (music); Norman Gimbel (lyrics)
Ice Castles "Through the Eyes of Love" Marvin Hamlisch (music); Carole Bayer Sager (lyrics)
The Muppet Movie "The Rainbow Connection" Paul Williams & Kenny Ascher (music and lyrics)
The Promise "I'll Never Say 'Goodbye'" David Shire (music); Alan Bergman & Marilyn Bergman (lyrics)
10 "It's Easy to Say" Henry Mancini (music); Robert Wells (lyrics)


Year Film Song Nominees
Fame "Fame" Michael Gore (music); Dean Pitchford (lyrics)
The Competition "People Alone" Lalo Schifrin (music); Will Jennings (lyrics)
Fame "Out Here on My Own" M. Gore (music); Lesley Gore (lyrics)
Honeysuckle Rose "On the Road Again" Willie Nelson (music and lyrics)
Nine to Five "Nine to Five" Dolly Parton (music and lyrics)
Arthur "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)" Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager, Christopher Cross & Peter Allen (music and lyrics)
Endless Love "Endless Love" Lionel Richie (music and lyrics)
For Your Eyes Only "For Your Eyes Only" Bill Conti (music); Mick Leeson (lyrics)
The Great Muppet Caper "The First Time It Happens" Joe Raposo (music and lyrics)
Ragtime "One More Hour" Randy Newman (music and lyrics)
The Last Unicorn "The Last Unicorn" America (music and lyrics)
Best Friends "How Do You Keep the Music Playing?" Michel Legrand (music); Alan Bergman & Marilyn Bergman (lyrics)
Rocky III "Eye of the Tiger" Jim Peterik & Frankie Sullivan III (music and lyrics)
Tootsie "It Might Be You" Dave Grusin (music); A. Bergman & M. Bergman (lyrics)
Yes, Giorgio "If We Were in Love" John Williams (music); A. Bergman & M. Bergman (lyrics)
Flashdance "Flashdance... What a Feeling" Giorgio Moroder (music); Keith Forsey & Irene Cara (lyrics)
Flashdance "Maniac" Michael Sembello & Dennis Matkosky (music and lyrics)
Tender Mercies "Over You" Austin Roberts & Bobby Hart (music and lyrics)
Yentl "Papa, Can You Hear Me?" Michel Legrand (music); Alan Bergman & Marilyn Bergman (lyrics)
"The Way He Makes Me Feel"
The Woman in Red "I Just Called to Say I Love You" Stevie Wonder (music and lyrics)
Against All Odds "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)" Phil Collins (music and lyrics)
Footloose "Footloose" Kenny Loggins & Dean Pitchford (music and lyrics)
"Let's Hear It for the Boy" Tom Snow & Pitchford (music and lyrics)
Ghostbusters "Ghostbusters" Ray Parker Jr. (music and lyrics)
The Care Bears Movie "Care-a-lot" Carol King (music and lyrics)
Back to the Future "The Power of Love" Chris Hayes & Johnny Colla (music); Huey Lewis (lyrics)
A Chorus Line "Surprise, Surprise" Marvin Hamlisch (music); Edward Kleban (lyrics)
The Color Purple "Miss Celie's Blues (Sister)" Quincy Jones & Rod Temperton (music); Jones, Temperton & Richie (lyrics)
White Nights "Separate Lives" Stephen Bishop (music and lyrics)
Top Gun "Take My Breath Away" Giorgio Moroder (music); Tom Whitlock (lyrics)
An American Tail "Somewhere Out There" James Horner & Barry Mann (music); Cynthia Weil (lyrics)
The Karate Kid Part II "Glory of Love" Peter Cetera & David Foster (music); Cetera & Diane Nini (lyrics)
Little Shop of Horrors "Mean Green Mother from Outer Space" Alan Menken (music); Howard Ashman (lyrics)
That's Life! "Life in a Looking Glass" Henry Mancini (music); Leslie Bricusse (lyrics)
Dirty Dancing "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" Franke Previte, John DeNicola & Donald Markowitz (music); Previte (lyrics)
Beverly Hills Cop II "Shakedown" Harold Faltermeyer & Keith Forsey (music); Faltermeyer, Forsey & Bob Seger (lyrics)
Cry Freedom "Cry Freedom" George Fenton & Jonas Gwangwa (music and lyrics)
Mannequin "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" Albert Hammond & Diane Warren (music and lyrics)
The Princess Bride "Storybook Love" Willy DeVille (music and lyrics)
Working Girl "Let the River Run" Carly Simon (music and lyrics)
Bagdad Café "Calling You" Bob Telson (music and lyrics)
Buster "Two Hearts" Lamont Dozier (music); Phil Collins (lyrics)
The Little Mermaid "Under the Sea" Alan Menken (music); Howard Ashman (lyrics)
Chances Are "After All" Tom Snow (music); Dean Pitchford (lyrics)
The Little Mermaid "Kiss the Girl" Menken (music); Ashman (lyrics)
Parenthood "I Love to See You Smile" Randy Newman (music and lyrics)
Shirley Valentine "The Girl Who Used to Be Me" Marvin Hamlisch (music); Alan Bergman & Marilyn Bergman (lyrics)


Year Film Song Nominees
Dick Tracy "Sooner or Later (I Always Get My Man)" Stephen Sondheim (music and lyrics)
The Godfather Part III "Promise Me You'll Remember" Carmine Coppola (music); John Bettis (lyrics)
Home Alone "Somewhere in My Memory" John Williams (music); Leslie Bricusse (lyrics)
Postcards from the Edge "I'm Checkin' Out" Shel Silverstein (music and lyrics)
Young Guns II "Blaze of Glory" Jon Bon Jovi (music and lyrics)
Beauty and the Beast "Beauty and the Beast" Alan Menken (music); Howard Ashman (posthumously) (lyrics)
Beauty and the Beast "Be Our Guest" Menken (music); Ashman (posthumously) (lyrics)
Hook "When You're Alone" John Williams (music); Leslie Bricusse (lyrics)
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" Michael Kamen (music); Bryan Adams & Robert John Lange (lyrics)
Aladdin "A Whole New World" Alan Menken (music); Tim Rice (lyrics)
Aladdin "Friend Like Me" Menken (music); Howard Ashman (posthumously) (lyrics)
The Bodyguard "I Have Nothing" David Foster (music); Linda Thompson (lyrics)
"Run to You" Jud Friedman (music); Allan Rich (lyrics)
The Mambo Kings "Beautiful Maria of My Soul" Robert Kraft (music); Arne Glimcher (lyrics)
Philadelphia "Streets of Philadelphia" Bruce Springsteen (music and lyrics)
Beethoven's 2nd "The Day I Fall in Love" Carole Bayer Sager, James Ingram & Clif Magness (music and lyrics)
Philadelphia "Philadelphia" Neil Young (music and lyrics)
Poetic Justice "Again" Janet Jackson, James Harris III & Terry Lewis (music and lyrics)
Sleepless in Seattle "A Wink and a Smile" Marc Shaiman (music); Ramsey McLean (lyrics)
The Lion King "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" Elton John (music); Tim Rice (lyrics)
Junior "Look What Love Has Done" Carole Bayer Sager, James Newton Howard, James Ingram & Patty Smyth (music and lyrics)
The Lion King "Circle of Life" John (music); Rice (lyrics)
"Hakuna Matata"
The Paper "Make Up Your Mind" Randy Newman (music and lyrics)
Pocahontas "Colors of the Wind" Alan Menken (music); Stephen Schwartz (lyrics)
Dead Man Walking "Dead Man Walkin'" Bruce Springsteen (music and lyrics)
Don Juan DeMarco "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?" Michael Kamen, Bryan Adams & Robert John Lange (music and lyrics)
Sabrina "Moonlight" John Williams (music); Alan Bergman & Marilyn Bergman (lyrics)
Toy Story "You've Got a Friend in Me" Randy Newman (music and lyrics)
Evita "You Must Love Me" Andrew Lloyd Webber (music); Tim Rice (lyrics)
The Mirror Has Two Faces "I Finally Found Someone" Barbra Streisand, Marvin Hamlisch, Bryan Adams & Robert "Mutt" Lange (music and lyrics)
One Fine Day "For the First Time" James Newton Howard, Jud J. Friedman & Allan Dennis Rich (music and lyrics)
That Thing You Do! "That Thing You Do!" Adam Schlesinger (music and lyrics)
Up Close and Personal "Because You Loved Me" Diane Warren (music and lyrics)
Titanic "My Heart Will Go On" James Horner (music); Will Jennings (lyrics)
Anastasia "Journey to the Past" Stephen Flaherty (music); Lynn Ahrens (lyrics)
Con Air "How Do I Live" Diane Warren (music and lyrics)
The County Blue "Barbie Girl" Aqua
Good Will Hunting "Miss Misery" Elliott Smith (music and lyrics)
Hercules "Go the Distance" Alan Menken (music); David Zippel (lyrics)
The Prince of Egypt "When You Believe" Stephen Schwartz (music and lyrics)
Armageddon "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" Diane Warren (music and lyrics)
Babe: Pig in the City "That'll Do" Randy Newman (music and lyrics)
The Horse Whisperer "A Soft Place to Fall" Allison Moorer & Gwil Owen (music and lyrics)
Quest for Camelot "The Prayer" Carole Bayer Sager & David Foster (music); Sager, Foster, Tony Renis & Alberto Testa (lyrics)
Tarzan "You'll Be in My Heart" Phil Collins (music and lyrics)
Magnolia "Save Me" Aimee Mann (music and lyrics)
Music of the Heart "Music of My Heart" Diane Warren (music and lyrics)
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut "Blame Canada" Trey Parker & Marc Shaiman (music and lyrics)
Toy Story 2 "When She Loved Me" Randy Newman (music and lyrics)


Year Film Song Nominees
Wonder Boys "Things Have Changed" Bob Dylan (music and lyrics)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon "A Love Before Time" Jorge Calandrelli & Tan Dun (music); James Schamus (lyrics)
Dancer in the Dark "I've Seen It All" Björk (music); Lars von Trier & Sjon Sigurdsson (lyrics)
The Emperor's New Groove "My Funny Friend and Me" Sting & David Hartley (music); Sting (lyrics)
Meet the Parents "A Fool in Love" Randy Newman (music and lyrics)
Monsters, Inc. "If I Didn't Have You" Randy Newman (music and lyrics)
Kate & Leopold "Until" Sting (music and lyrics)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring "May It Be" Enya, Nicky Ryan & Roma Ryan (music and lyrics)
Pearl Harbor "There You'll Be" Diane Warren (music and lyrics)
Vanilla Sky "Vanilla Sky" Paul McCartney (music and lyrics)
8 Mile "Lose Yourself" Eminem, Jeff Bass & Luis Resto (music); Eminem (lyrics)
Chicago "I Move On" John Kander (music); Fred Ebb (lyrics)
Frida "Burn It Blue" Elliot Goldenthal (music); Julie Taymor (lyrics)
Gangs of New York "The Hands That Built America" Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen (music and lyrics)
The Wild Thornberrys Movie "Father and Daughter" Paul Simon (music and lyrics)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King "Into the West" Fran Walsh, Howard Shore & Annie Lennox (music and lyrics)
Cold Mountain "Scarlet Tide" T Bone Burnett & Elvis Costello (music and lyrics)
"You Will Be My Ain True Love" Sting (music and lyrics)
A Mighty Wind "A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow" Michael McKean & Annette O'Toole (music and lyrics)
The Triplets of Belleville "Belleville Rendez-vous" Benoît Charest (music); Sylvain Chomet (lyrics)
The Motorcycle Diaries "Al otro lado del río" Jorge Drexler (music and lyrics)
The Chorus "Look to Your Path" Bruno Coulais (music); Christophe Barratier (lyrics)
The Phantom of the Opera "Learn to Be Lonely" Andrew Lloyd Webber (music); Charles Hart (lyrics)
The Polar Express "Believe" Glen Ballard & Alan Silvestri (music and lyrics)
Shrek 2 "Accidentally in Love" Adam Duritz, Charles Gillingham, Jim Bogios, David Immerglück, Matthew Malley & David Bryson (music); Duritz & Daniel Vickrey (lyrics)
Hustle & Flow "It's Hard out Here for a Pimp" Jordan Houston, Cedric Coleman & Paul Beauregard (music and lyrics)
Crash "In the Deep" Kathleen "Bird" York & Michael Becker (music); York (lyrics)
Transamerica "Travelin' Thru" Dolly Parton (music and lyrics)
An Inconvenient Truth "I Need to Wake Up" Melissa Etheridge (music and lyrics)
Cars "Our Town" Randy Newman (music and lyrics)
Dreamgirls "Listen" Scott Cutler & Henry Krieger (music); Anne Preven (lyrics)
"Love You I Do" Krieger (music); Siedah Garrett (lyrics)
"Patience" Krieger (music); Willie Reale (lyrics)
Once "Falling Slowly" Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová (music and lyrics)
August Rush "Raise It Up" Jamal Joseph, Charles Mack & Tevin Thomas (music and lyrics)
Enchanted "Happy Working Song" Alan Menken (music); Stephen Schwartz (lyrics)
"So Close"
"That's How You Know"
Slumdog Millionaire "Jai Ho" A. R. Rahman (music); Gulzar (lyrics)
Slumdog Millionaire "O... Saya" Rahman & Maya Arulpragasam (music and lyrics)
WALL-E "Down to Earth" Peter Gabriel & Thomas Newman (music); Gabriel (lyrics)
Crazy Heart "The Weary Kind" Ryan Bingham & T Bone Burnett (music and lyrics)
Nine "Take It All" Maury Yeston (music and lyrics)
Paris 36 "Loin De Paname" Reinhardt Wagner (music); Frank Thomas (lyrics)
The Princess and the Frog "Almost There" Randy Newman (music and lyrics)
"Down in New Orleans"


Year Film Song Nominees
Toy Story 3 "We Belong Together" Randy Newman (music and lyrics)
Country Strong "Coming Home" Tom Douglas, Troy Verges & Hillary Lindsey (music and lyrics)
127 Hours "If I Rise" A. R. Rahman (music); Dido & Rollo Armstrong (lyrics)
Tangled "I See the Light" Alan Menken (music); Glenn Slater (lyrics)
The Muppets "Man or Muppet" Bret McKenzie (music and lyrics)
Rio "Real in Rio" Sérgio Mendes & Carlinhos Brown (music); Siedah Garrett (lyrics)
Skyfall "Skyfall" Adele & Paul Epworth (music and lyrics)
Chasing Ice "Before My Time" J. Ralph (music and lyrics)
Les Misérables "Suddenly" Claude-Michel Schönberg (music); Herbert Kretzmer & Alain Boublil (lyrics)
Life of Pi "Pi's Lullaby" Mychael Danna (music); Bombay Jayashri (lyrics)
Ted "Everybody Needs a Best Friend" Walter Murphy (music); Seth MacFarlane (lyrics)
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Frozen "Let It Go" Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez (music and lyrics)
Despicable Me 2 "Happy" Pharrell Williams (music and lyrics)
Her "The Moon Song" Karen O (music); O & Spike Jonze (lyrics)
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom "Ordinary Love" Paul Hewson, Dave Evans, Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen (music); Hewson (lyrics)
Selma "Glory" John Stephens & Lonnie Lynn (music and lyrics)
Begin Again "Lost Stars" Gregg Alexander & Danielle Brisebois (music and lyrics)
Beyond the Lights "Grateful" Diane Warren (music and lyrics)
Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me "I'm Not Gonna Miss You" Glen Campbell & Julian Raymond (music and lyrics)
The Lego Movie "Everything Is Awesome" Shawn Patterson (music and lyrics)
Spectre "Writing's on the Wall" Jimmy Napes & Sam Smith (music and lyrics)
Fifty Shades of Grey "Earned It" The Weeknd, Ahmad Balshe, Jason Quenneville & Stephan Moccio (music and lyrics)
The Hunting Ground "Til It Happens to You" Diane Warren & Lady Gaga (music and lyrics)
Racing Extinction "Manta Ray" J. Ralph (music); Anohni (lyrics)
Youth "Simple Song #3" David Lang (music and lyrics)
La La Land "City of Stars" Justin Hurwitz (music); Benj Pasek & Justin Paul (lyrics)
Jim: The James Foley Story "The Empty Chair" J. Ralph & Sting (music and lyrics)
La La Land "Audition (The Fools Who Dream)" Hurwitz (music); Pasek & Paul (lyrics)
Moana "How Far I'll Go" Lin-Manuel Miranda (music and lyrics)
Trolls "Can't Stop the Feeling!" Justin Timberlake, Max Martin & Karl Johan Schuster (music and lyrics)
Call Me by Your Name "Mystery of Love" Sufjan Stevens (music and lyrics)
Coco "Remember Me" Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez (music and lyrics)
The Greatest Showman "This Is Me" Benj Pasek & Justin Paul (music and lyrics)
Marshall "Stand Up for Something" Diane Warren (music); Lonnie Lynn & Warren (lyrics)
Mudbound "Mighty River" Mary J. Blige, Raphael Saadiq & Taura Stinson (music and lyrics)

Winners of multiple awards

Number of nominations in parentheses

Most number of songs nominated by studio

Foreign-language song winners

See also


  1. 2011 Academy Awards rules (PDF) Archived March 5, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. Susan Sacket, "1941: 'The Last Time I Saw Paris'", Hollywood Sings!, Billboard Books, New York, 1995, pp. 42–43.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Rule Fifteen: Special Rules for the Music Awards | Rules for the 86th Academy Awards | Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 25, 2013/ Archived October 25, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
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  9. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (2008-02-14). "Oscar Show Participants Revealed". Press release. Archived from the original on 18 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-15. 
  10. Bronson, Fred (2003). The Billboard Book of Number 1 Hits (5th ed.). New York: Billboard Books. p. 586. ISBN 0-8230-7677-6.,M1. Retrieved 2009-02-20. 
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