10 items from 2014
When it comes to cultural impact, mega-sales and drama, this year’s Best Original Song category at the Academy Awards is going to have an awfully difficult time competing with last year’s category.
The 2013 winner, you might remember, was “Let It Go,” the anthem from “Frozen” that became a hit around the world and spawned a zillion amateur YouTube renditions.
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And “Let It Go” was joined as a nominee by another song that was so ubiquitous that most sentient human beings got sick of hearing it before the Oscars – Pharrell Williams’ “Happy, »
- Steve Pond
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 114 scores from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2014 are in contention for nominations in the Original Score category for the 87th Oscars®. The eligible scores along with their composers are listed below, in alphabetical order by film title: “American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs,” Vivek Maddala, composer “Anita,” Lili Haydn, composer “Annabelle,” Joseph Bishara, composer “At Middleton,” Arturo Sandoval, composer “Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt?,” Elia Cmiral, composer “Bears,” George Fenton, composer “Belle,” Rachel Portman, composer “Big Eyes,” Danny Elfman, composer “Big Hero 6,” Henry Jackman, composer “The Book of Life,” Gustavo Santaolalla and Tim Davies, composers “The Boxtrolls,” Dario Marianelli, composer “Brick Mansions,” Trevor Morris, composer “Cake,” Christophe Beck, composer “Calvary,” Patrick Cassidy, composer “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” Henry Jackman, composer “The Case against 8,” Blake Neely, composer “Cheatin’,” Nicole Renaud, composer “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, »
The list of possible contenders for Best Original Song at the Oscars 2015 has been revealed.
Nominations will be announced on January 15.
Listen to Coldplay's 'Miracles' below:
The full list of contenders is as follows:
'It's on Again' - The Amazing Spider-Man 2
'Opportunity' - Annie
'Lost Stars' - Begin Again
'Grateful' - Beyond the Lights »
Three hundred twenty-three feature films are eligible for the 2014 Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today.
To be eligible for 87th Academy Awards consideration, feature films must open in a commercial motion picture theater in Los Angeles County by midnight, December 31, and begin a minimum run of seven consecutive days.
Under Academy rules, a feature-length motion picture must have a running time of more than 40 minutes and must have been exhibited theatrically on 35mm or 70mm film, or in a qualifying digital format.
Feature films that receive their first public exhibition or distribution in any manner other than as a theatrical motion picture release are not eligible for Academy Awards in any category. The “Reminder List of Productions Eligible for the 87th Academy Awards” is available at http://www.oscars.org/oscars/rules-eligibility.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences also announced that 114 scores »
- Michelle McCue
Original scores from The Boxtrolls, Divergent, Exodus: Gods And Kings and The Grand Budapest Hotel are among 114 scores eligible for nominations in the Original Score category for the 87th Oscars. The noms will be announced on January 15. The eligible scores along with their composers are listed below, in alphabetical order by film title:
“Cheatin’,” Nicole Renaud, »
- The Deadline Team
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has announced that 114 original scores have advanced in the category for the 2014 Oscars. They include Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ score for “Gone Girl” and Hans Zimmer’s for “Interstellar.”
Here’s the complete list:
“Cheatin’,” Nicole Renaud, composer
- Variety Staff
This year's Best Original Song Oscar race hasn't really achieved much lift-off. Of course, the contenders have been obvious. "Lost Stars" from "Begin Again" may well be the best of them, though "Everything is Awesome" from "The Lego Movie" certainly has its punch-drunk fans. Elsewhere, though, there are a few popular artists in the mix. John Legend and Common put together a hell of a track for "Selma" called "Glory." Lana Del Rey is back in the mix with the title track from "Big Eyes." Coldplay even wants to, uh, play, with "Miracles" from "Unbroken." The Academy announced the list of 79 eligible contenders Friday afternoon, and many of them you've seen outlined clearly in our dedicated Contenders section for the category all season. Let's take a closer look… Animated players "The Book of Life" and "The Boxtrolls" each have a pair of ditties and "Big Hero 6" has one as well. »
- Kristopher Tapley
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said today that 79 songs from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2014 are in contention for nominations in the Original Song category for the 87th Oscars. They include “It’s On Again” from The Amazing Spider-Man 2, “Lost Stars” from Begin Again, and “Everything Is Awesome” from The Lego Movie. The nominations will be announced live on January 15. See the complete list below:
“It’s On Again” from “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″
“Opportunity” from “Annie”
“Lost Stars” from “Begin Again”
“Grateful” from “Beyond the Lights”
“Immortals” from “Big Hero 6″
“The Apology Song” from “The Book of Life”
“The Boxtrolls Song” from “The Boxtrolls”
“Quattro Sabatino” from “The Boxtrolls”
“Ryan’s Song” from “Boyhood”
“Split The Difference” from “Boyhood”
“No Fate Awaits Me” from “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them »
- The Deadline Team
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that 79 original songs will contend for the 2014 Oscar.
That’s a slight jump from last year’s 75. The list will be winnowed down to five contenders when Oscar nominations are unveiled Jan. 15.
This year’s eligible list includes includes tunes from animated films (e.g., “Everything Is Awesome” from “The Lego Movie”), documentaries (“I’m Not Gonna Miss You” from “Glen Campbell … I’ll Be Me”), small-scale works (“Lost Stars” from “Begin Again”) and big epics (“The Last Goodbye” from “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” by Billy Boyd). The animated “Rio 2″ has four eligible songs, and several films have three.
There is also an impressive roster of tunes from stars of the music world, including Coldplay’s “Miracles” from “Unbroken”; Jonsi’s song “For the Dancing and the Dreaming” from “How to Train Your Dragon 2″; and “Yellow Flicker Beat, »
- Tim Gray
The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences said on December 12 that 79 songs are in contention for the original song category for the 87th Oscars.
A maximum of two songs may be nominated from one film.
Academy rules state that 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 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:
It’s On Again, The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Lost Stars, Begin Again
Grateful, Beyond The Lights
Immortals, Big Hero 6
The Apology Song, The Book Of Life
The Boxtrolls »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
10 items from 2014
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