Thirty-nine songs vie for Oscar gold

Dec 19, 2011 by Ian Evans

Thirty-nine songs from eligible features have moved are in the race for an 84th Academy Award nomination.

The original songs are:

  • “The World I Knew” from African Cats
  • “Lay Your Head Down” from Albert Nobbs
  • “Star Spangled Man” from Captain America: The First Avenger
  • “Collision of Worlds” from Cars 2
  • “Dakkanaga Dugu Dugu” from DAM999
  • “DAM999 Theme Song” from DAM999
  • “Mujhe Chod Ke” from DAM999
  • “Rainbird” from Dirty Girl
  • “Keep On Walking” from The First Grader
  • “Where the River Goes” from Footloose
  • “Hello Hello” from Gnomeo & Juliet
  • “Love Builds a Garden” from Gnomeo & Juliet
  • “Bridge of Light” from Happy Feet Two
  • “The Mighty Sven” from Happy Feet Two
  • “Never Be Daunted” from happythankyoumoreplease
  • “Hell and Back” from Hell and Back Again
  • “The Living Proof” from The Help
  • “Coeur Volant” from Hugo
  • “It’s How We Play” from I Don’t Know How She Does It
  • “When the Heart Dies” from In the Land of Blood and Honey
  • “Ja Nao Estar” from José and Pilar
  • “The Keeper” from Machine Gun Preacher
  • “Life’s a Happy Song” from The Muppets
  • “Man or Muppet” from The Muppets
  • “Pictures in My Head” from The Muppets
  • “Summer Song” from The Music Never Stopped
  • “Imaginary Friends” from Olive
  • “Sparkling Day” from One Day
  • “Taking You with Me” from Our Idiot Brother
  • “The Greatest Song I Ever Heard” from POM Wonderful Presents The Greatest Movie Ever Sold
  • “Hot Wings” from Rio
  • “Let Me Take You to Rio” from Rio
  • “Real in Rio” from Rio
  • “Shelter” from Take Shelter
  • “Gathering Stories” from We Bought a Zoo
  • “Pop” from White Irish Drinkers
  • “Think You Can Wait” from Win Win
  • “The Backson Song” from Winnie the Pooh
  • “So Long” from Winnie the Pooh

Voting members of the Academy’s Music Branch will get together on January 5 to listen to clips of the songs. The nominees will then be determined using an averaged point system of voting.

Nominations for the 84th Academy Awards will be announced live on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, at 5:30 a.m. Stick with for all your 84 Academy Awards coverage.