The Oscar nominations came out this morning (Jan. 13), and it was music to eight different composers’ ears. Five tracks were nominated for best original song.
Randy Newman scored another category nod for his “I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away” track from Toy Story 4, Elton John & Bernie Taupin collectively were nominated for Rocketman‘s “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again,” Diane Warren broke through the category with “I’m Standing With You” from Breakthrough, hitmaking couple Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez returned to the rank with “Into the Unknown” from Frozen II and Joshuah Brian Campbell & Cynthia Erivo stood out with their original track for Harriet titled “Stand Up.”
This year’s Oscar nominations for best original song have proven favorable for those who continue to deliver seminal hits to movie franchises they’ve stuck with over the years. Newman last won in this category in 2010 for Toy Story 3‘s “We Belong Together.” Lopez and Anderson-Lopez are also veteran winners, after taking home the trophy in 2018 for Coco‘s “Remember Me” and notably in 2014 for the first Frozen film’s lead song “Let It Go.”
The last time John was featured in this rank was 1995 for his work in The Lion King, when he secured three out of the five nods for “Circle of Life,” “Hakuna Matata” and “Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” the latter of which won overall.
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