41 songs advance in Best Song Oscar race

Dec 15, 2010 by Ian Evans

The Oscars®’s Best Song race is getting in tune as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today the forty-one songs that are in contention for nominations in the Original Song.

The original songs, along with the motion picture in which each song is featured, are listed below in alphabetical order by film and song title:

  • “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

On Thursday, January 6th, voting members of the Music Branch will screen clips featuring the songs and will then determine the nominees by an averaged point system vote. If no song receives an average score of 8.25 or more, there will be no nominees in the category. If only one song achieves that score, it and the song receiving the next highest score shall be the two nominees. If two or more songs (up to five) achieve that score, they shall be the nominees.

The 83rd Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Tuesday, January 25, 2011, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Stick with DigitalHit.com for all your 83rd Academy Awards coverage.