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Animated Features Factor Amid Song and Score Oscar Contenders

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that 70 songs are in contention for nominations in the Original Song category for the 90th Academy Awards, and 141 Original Score contenders. A dozen tunes from animated features made the song list, including recently announced Golden Globe nominees “Home” from Ferdinand (Nick Jonas), “Remember Me” from Coco (Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez) and “The Star” from The Star (Mariah Carey).

Other Best Animated Feature contenders represented in the list are The Breadwinner, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, Cars 3, Despicable Me 3, The LEGO Batman Movie, The LEGO Ninjago Movie, Mary and the Witch’s Flower and Moomins and the Winter Wonderland. Disney’s live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast also scored two slots.

Animated films repped in the Original Score list are: The Boss Baby (composer Michael Giacchino), The Breadwinner (Mychael Danna and Jeff Danna), Captain Underpants (Theodore Shapiro), Cars 3 (Randy Newman), Coco (Michael Giacchino), Despicable Me 3 (Heitor Pereira), Ferdinand (John Powell), LEGO Batman (Lorne Balfe), LEGO Ninjago (Mark Mothersbaugh), Loving Vincent (Clint Mansell), Mary and the Witch’s Flower (Takatsugu Muramatsu), Moomins (Lukasz Targosz), Smurfs: The Lost Village (Christopher Lennertz) and The Star (John Paesano).

Some of the big VFX flicks contending for Original Score are: Alien: Covenant (Jed Kurzel), Beauty and the Beast (Alan Menken), Blade Runner 2049 (Benjamin Wallfisch and Hans Zimmer), Dunkirk (Hans Zimmer), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (Tyler Bates), It (Benjamin Wallfisch), Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (Henry Jackman), Justice League (Danny Elfman), King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (Daniel Pemberton), Kingsman: The Golden Circle (Henry Jackman and Matthew Margeson), Kong: Skull Island (Henry Jackman), Logan (Marco Beltrami), The Mummy (Brian Tyler), Okja (Jaeil Jung), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (Geoff Zanelli), Saban’s Power Rangers (Brian Tyler), The Shape of Water (Alexandre Desplat), Spider-Man: Homecoming (Michael Giacchino), Star Wars: The Last Jedi (John Williams), Thor: Ragnarok (Mark Mothersbaugh), Transformers: The Last Knight (Steve Jablonsky), XXX: Return of Xander Cage (Brian Tyler and Robert Lydecker), War for the Planet of the Apes (Michael Giacchino) and Wonder Woman (Rupert Gregson-Williams).

The original songs and their films are:

“U.N.I (You And I)” from “And the Winner Isn’t”
“Love And Lies” from “Band Aid”
“If I Dare” from “Battle of the Sexes”
“Evermore” from “Beauty and the Beast”
“How Does A Moment Last Forever” from “Beauty and the Beast”
“Now Or Never” from “Bloodline: Now or Never”
“She” from “Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story”
“Your Hand I Will Never Let It Go” from “The Book of Henry”
“Buddy’s Business” from “Brawl in Cell Block 99”
“The Crown Sleeps” from “The Breadwinner”
“World Gone Mad” from “Bright”
“Mystery Of Love” from “Call Me by Your Name”
“Visions Of Gideon” from “Call Me by Your Name”
“Captain Underpants Theme Song” from “Captain Underpants The First Epic Movie”
“Ride” from “Cars 3”
“Run That Race” from “Cars 3”
“Tell Me How Long” from “Chasing Coral”
“Broken Wings” from “City of Ghosts”
“Remember Me” from “Coco”
“Prayers For This World” from “Cries from Syria”
“There’s Something Special” from “Despicable Me 3”
“It Ain’t Fair” from “Detroit”
“A Little Change In The Weather” from “Downsizing”
“Stars In My Eyes (Theme From Drawing Home)” from “Drawing Home”
“All In My Head” from “Elizabeth Blue”
“Dying For Ya” from “Elizabeth Blue”
“Green” from “Elizabeth Blue”
“Can’t Hold Out On Love” from “Father Figures”
“Home” from “Ferdinand”
“I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” from “Fifty Shades Darker”
“You Shouldn’t Look At Me That Way” from “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool”
“This Is How You Walk On” from “Gifted”
“Summer Storm” from “The Glass Castle”
“The Pure And The Damned” from “Good Time”
“This Is Me” from “The Greatest Showman”
“The Hero” from “The Hero”
“How Shall A Sparrow Fly” from “Hostiles”
“Just Getting Started” from “If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast”
“Truth To Power” from “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power”
“Next Stop, The Stars” from “Kepler’s Dream”
“The Devil & The Huntsman” from “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword”
“Have You Ever Wondered” from “Lake of Fire”
“I’ll Be Gone” from “Lake of Fire”
“We’ll Party All Night” from “Lake of Fire”
“Friends Are Family” from “The Lego Batman Movie”
“Found My Place” from “The Lego Ninjago Movie”
“Stand Up For Something” from “Marshall”
“Rain” from “Mary and the Witch’s Flower”
“Myron/Byron” from “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)”
“Longing For Summer” from “Moomins and the Winter Wonderland”
“Mighty River” from “Mudbound”
“Never Forget” from “Murder on the Orient Express”
“Hold The Light” from “Only the Brave”
“PBNJ” from “Patti Cake$”
“Tuff Love (Finale)” from “Patti Cake$”
“Lost Souls” from “The Pirates of Somalia”
“How A Heart Unbreaks” from “Pitch Perfect 3”
“The Promise” from “The Promise”
“Kaadanayum Kaalchilambe” from “Pulimurugan”
“Maanathe Maarikurumbe” from “Pulimurugan”
“Stubborn Angel” from “Same Kind of Different as Me”
“Dancing Through The Wreckage” from “Served Like a Girl”
“Keep Your Eyes On Me” from “The Shack”
“On The Music Goes” from “Slipaway”
“The Star” from “The Star”
“Jump” from “Step”
“Tickling Giants” from “Tickling Giants”
“Fly Away” from “Trafficked”
“Speak To Me” from “Voice from the Stone”
“Walk On Faith” from “Year by the Sea”

The Music Branch will now review the contenders and vote for their favorites the five tunes and scores with the most votes will be announced as the nominees in this category on Tuesday, January 23, 2018.

The 90th Oscars will be held Sunday, March 4, 2018 in Hollywood and aired on ABC.

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