74 Original Songs Still in the Hunt for Oscar Glory

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74 original songs have advanced in their pursuit of a 2016 Oscar nomination. The Academy of Motion Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said 74 songs from 2015 feature films remain eligible for consideration by members of the Academy in the Original Song category. Among the songs remaining in the running are Sam Smith’s “Writing’s on the Wall” from Spectre and Furious 7‘s “See You Again.”

The Academy lists these rules for the Original Song category: “During the nominations process, all voting members of the Music Branch will receive a Reminder List of works submitted in the category and a DVD copy of the song clips. Members will be asked to watch the clips and then vote in the order of their preference for not more than five achievements in the category. The five achievements receiving the highest number of votes will become the nominations for final voting for the award. A maximum of two songs may be nominated from any one film. To be eligible, a song must consist of words and music, both of which are original and written specifically for the film. A clearly audible, intelligible, substantive rendition of both lyric and melody must be used in the body of the film or as the first music cue in the end credits.

Chris Rock is hosting the 88th Academy Awards which will take place in Hollywood on Sunday, February 28, 2016. Nominees will be announced on January 14, 2016 at 5:30am PT.

Eligible Original Songs:

    “Happy” from “Altered Minds”
    “Home” from “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip”
    “None Of Them Are You” from “Anomalisa”
    “Stem To The Rose” from “Becoming Bulletproof”
    “The Mystery Of Your Gift” from “Boychoir”
    “I Run” from “Chi-Raq”
    “Pray 4 My City” from “Chi-Raq”
    “Sit Down For This” from “Chi-Raq”
    “Strong” from “Cinderella”
    “So Long” from “Concussion”
    “Fighting Stronger” from “Creed”
    “Grip” from “Creed”
    “Waiting For My Moment” from “Creed”
    “Don’t Look Down” from “Danny Collins”
    “Hey Baby Doll” from “Danny Collins”
    “Dreamsong” from “The Diary of a Teenage Girl”
    “It’s My Turn Now” from “Dope”
    “Ya Rahem, Maula Maula” from “Dukhtar”
    “Earned It” from “Fifty Shades of Grey”
    “Love Me Like You Do” from “Fifty Shades of Grey”
    “Salted Wound” from “Fifty Shades of Grey”
    “Hands Of Love” from “Freeheld”
    “See You Again” from “Furious Seven”
    “Brother” from “Godspeed: The Story of Page Jones”
    “As Real As You And Me” from “Home”
    “Dancing In The Dark” from “Home”
    “Feel The Light” from “Home”
    “Red Balloon” from “Home”
    “Two Of A Crime” from “Hot Pursuit”
    “Til It Happens To You” from “The Hunting Ground”
    “I’ll See You In My Dreams” from “I’ll See You in My Dreams”
    “The Movie About Us” from “Ingrid Bergman – In Her Own Words”
    “Bhoomiyilenghanumundo” from “Jalam”
    “Koodu Vaykkan” from “Jalam”
    “Pakalppaathi Chaari” from “Jalam”
    “Yaathra Manoradhamerum” from “Jalam”
    “Lost In Love” from “Jenny’s Wedding”
    “True Love Avenue” from “Jenny’s Wedding”
    “Hypnosis” from “Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet”
    “Juntos (Together)” from “McFarland, USA”
    “The Light That Never Fails” from “Meru”
    “The Crazy Ones” from “Miss You Already”
    “There’s A Place” from “Miss You Already”
    “Johanna” from “Mortdecai”
    “Little Soldier” from “Pan”
    “Something’s Not Right” from “Pan”
    “Paranoid Girl” from “Paranoid Girls”
    “Better When I’m Dancin'” from “The Peanuts Movie”
    “Pink & Blue” from “Pink & Blue: Colors of Hereditary Cancer”
    “Flashlight” from “Pitch Perfect 2”
    “Birds Of A Feather” from “Poached”
    “Still Breathing” from “Point Break”
    “Manta Ray” from “Racing Extinction”
    “Cold One” from “Ricki and the Flash”
    “Torch” from “Rock the Kasbah”
    “Someone Like You” from “The Rumperbutts”
    “Aankhon Me Samaye Dil” from “Salt Bridge”
    “Bachpana Thaa” from “Salt Bridge”
    “Kanpne Lage Tum” from “Salt Bridge”
    “Kyaa Bataaun Tujhe” from “Salt Bridge”
    “Le Jaaye Jo Door Tumse” from “Salt Bridge”
    “Na Jaane Kitni Door” from “Salt Bridge”
    “Sookha Hi Rang Daalo” from “Salt Bridge”
    “Feels Like Summer” from “Shaun the Sheep Movie”
    “Phenomenal” from “Southpaw”
    “Writing’s On The Wall” from “Spectre”
    “Squeeze Me” from “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water”
    “Teamwork” from “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water”
    “Who Can You Trust” from “Spy”
    “Came To Win” from “Sweet Micky for President”
    “Mean Ol’ Moon” from “Ted 2”
    “Love Was My Alibi” from “The Water Diviner”
    “Fine On The Outside” from “When Marnie Was There”
    “Simple Song #3” from “Youth”