Big big day yesterday. The nominees for the The 87th Academy Award, better known as The Oscars, were announced.
As you would expect, some of the best movies that were released this past year are nominated. Selma, The Theory of Everything, The Imitation Game, Boyhood, are amongst the recurring nominations.
On the music side of things, one of the major categories of the big night will be ‘Best Original Song.’ The nominated songs are all lead singles off the soundtracks of some of the top movie mentioned above.
Rita Ora scored her first Oscar nomination with “Grateful,” which she performed for the movie “Beyond the Lights.”
Even though “Big Eyes” performed by Lana Del Rey, for a movie with the same name, scored a Golden Globe nomination, it was not given a nod when it came time for Oscars! That makes it two years in a row Lana Del Rey has been snubbed – last year, “Young and Beautiful” which she did for The Great Gatsby did not receive a nomination.
“Glory” from the critically-acclaimed “Selma” received an Oscar nomination, no surprise there. Just a couple of days ago, “Glory” scored John Legend and Common a Golden Globe Award.
Other nominees for ‘Best Original Song’ are as follows:
“Everything Is Awesome” – The Lego Movie
Music and Lyric by Shawn Patterson
“Glory” – Selma
Music and Lyric by John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn
“Grateful” – Beyond the Lights
Music and Lyric by Diane Warren
“I’m Not Gonna Miss You” – Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me
Music and Lyric by Glen Campbell and Julian Raymond
“Lost Stars” – Begin Again
Music and Lyric by Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois
Best Original Score
The Grand Budapest Hotel / Alexandre Desplat
The Imitation Game / Alexandre Desplat
Interstellar / Hans Zimmer
Mr. Turner / Gary Yershon
The Theory of Everything / Jóhann Jóhannsson
The Oscars will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® and televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.