Songs From Eight Animated Films Make Oscar Short List


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has declared 41 songs are  in contention for the Original Song Oscar, including several from animated and VFX-driven pics.

Included in the list are songs from the animated features Despicable Me, How to Train Your Dragon, Idiots and Angels, The Illusionist, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, Shrek Forever After, Tangled and Toy Story 3.

Also on the list are Songs from the effects-driven films Alice in Wonderland, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.

The academy’s music branch will listen to clips from all the songs and vote Jan. 6 to determine the nominees for the 83rd Oscars. The nominees will be announced Jan. 25 and the winner will be revealed at the Oscars ceremony on Feb. 27.

The full list of eligible songs follows:

  • “Alice” from Alice in Wonderland
  • “Forever One Love” from Black Tulip
  • “Freedom Song” from Black Tulip
  • “Bound to You” from Burlesque
  • “Welcome to Burlesque” from Burlesque
  • “You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me” from Burlesque
  • “There’s a Place for Us” from The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
  • “Coming Home” from Country Strong
  • “Me and Tennessee” from Country Strong
  • “Despicable Me” from Despicable Me
  • “Prettiest Girls” from Despicable Me
  • “Dear Laughing Doubters” from Dinner for Schmucks
  • “Better Days” from Eat Pray Love
  • “If You Run” from Going the Distance
  • “Darkness before the Dawn” from Holy Rollers
  • “Sticks & Stones” from How to Train Your Dragon
  • “Le Gris” from Idiots and Angels
  • “Chanson Illusionist” from The Illusionist
  • “Never Say Never” from The Karate Kid
  • “To the Sky” from Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole
  • “What If” from Letters to Juliet
  • “Life during Wartime” from Life during Wartime
  • “Made in Dagenham” from Made in Dagenham
  • “Little One” from Mother and Child
  • “Be the One” from The Next Three Days
  • “If I Rise” from 127 Hours
  • “When You See Forever” from The Perfect Game
  • “I Remain” from Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
  • “Dream Big” from Pure Country 2: The Gift
  • “How I Love You” from Ramona and Beezus
  • “Darling I Do” from Shrek Forever After
  • “Noka Oi” from Six Days in Paradise
  • “This Is a Low” from Tamara Drewe
  • “I See the Light” from Tangled
  • “Rise” from 3 Billion and Counting
  • “We Belong Together” from Toy Story 3
  • “Eclipse: All Yours” from The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
  • “Nothing” from Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too
  • “A Better Life” from Unbeaten
  • “Shine” from Waiting for ‘Superman’
  • “The Reasons Why” from Wretches & Jabberers