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Oscars 2020: Thom Yorke, Beyonce and more shortlisted for 'Best Original Song'


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the shortlist for the 2020 Oscars event in the category of ‘Best Original Song’.

Fifteen songs will advance in the Original Song category for the 92nd Academy Awards after seventy-five songs were eligible in the category. The Academy has confirmed that members of the music branch vote to determine the shortlist and the nominees.

Radiohead’s Thom Yorke has been shortlisted for his song ‘Daily Battles’ which appeared in Edward Norton’s film Motherless Brooklyn. Beyoncé’s song ‘Spirit’ from The Lion King has also included alongside the likes of Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo’s track ‘Letter to My Godfather’ from The Black Godfather.

Elsewhere notable names include Elton John and Bernie Taupin’s effort ‘(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again’ which appears on the Elton John biopic Rocketman and Randy Newman’s track ‘I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away’ which was taken from Toy Story 4.

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:

  • ‘Speechless’ from Aladdin.
  • ‘Letter To My Godfather’ from The Black Godfather.
  • ‘I’m Standing With You’ from Breakthrough.
  • ‘Da Bronx’ from The Bronx USA.
  • ‘Into The Unknown’ from Frozen II.
  • ‘Stand Up’ from Harriet.
  • ‘Catchy Song’ from The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part.
  • ‘Never Too Late’ from The Lion King.
  • ‘Spirit’ from The Lion King.
  • ‘Daily Battles’ from Motherless Brooklyn.
  • ‘A Glass of Soju’ from Parasite.
  • ‘(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again’ from Rocketman.
  • ‘High Above The Water’ from Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am.
  • ‘I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away’ from Toy Story 4.
  • ‘Glasgow’ from Wild Rose.