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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has revealed the shortlists for the different categories at the 2024 Oscars.

Vying for nominations for best original song are Dua Lipa and Billie Eilish for Barbie songs, Olivia Rodrigo for “Can’t Catch Me Now”, Sharon Van Etten for “Quiet Eyes”, Jarvis Cocker for Asteroid City -“ Dear Alien (Who Art in Heaven)” and more.

Composers shortlisted for Best Original Score include Mica Levi, Mark Ronson, Ludwig Göransson, Joe Hisaishi, John Williams, the late Robbie Robertson and Daniel Pemberton, among others.

All nominees will be revealed on January 23.


The Oscar nominee lists overlap somewhat with the 2024 Golden Globe nominations. Barbie’s songs “Dance the Night,” “What Was I Made For?,” and “I’m Just Ken” are nominated for Golden Globes, as is Lenny Kravitz’s “Road to Freedom” from Rustin. And all six original score nominees at the Golden Globes are on the Oscar shortlist.

The 2023 Oscar for Best Original Score went to Volker Bertelmann (aka Hauschka) for his work on All Quiet on the Western Front.
The Oscar for best original song went to the creators of “Naatu Naatu” MM Keeravani and Chandrabose, who beat Lady Gaga, Rihanna, David Byrne and others.

In 2022, Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas won Best Original Song at the Academy Awards for “ No Time to Die .”


Music (Original Score)
Anthony Willis – Saltburn
Daniel Pemberton – Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
Jerskin Fendrix – Poor Things
Joe Hisaishi – The Boy and the Heron
John Williams – Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
Jon Batiste – American Symphony
Kris Bowers – The Color Purple
Laura Karpman – American Fiction
Ludwig Göransson – Oppenheimer
Mark Ronson & Andrew Wyatt – Barbie
Mark Orton – The Holdovers
Mica Levi – The Zone of Interest
Michael Giacchino – Society of the Snow
Robbie Robertson – Killers of the Flower Moon
Thomas Newman – Elemental

Music (Original Song)
Asteroid City Cast – Dear Alien (Who Art in Heaven) (Asteroid City)
Becky G – The Fire Inside (Flamin’ Hot)
Billie Eilish – What Was I Made For? (Barbie)
Dua Lipa – Dance the Night (Barbie)
Eve Hewson & Oren Kinlan – High Life (Flora and Son)
Fantasy – Superpower (I) (The Color Purple)
Halle & Phylicia Pearl Mpasi – Keep It Movin’ (The Color Purple)
Jon Batiste – It Never Went Away (American Symphony)
Joseph Gordon-Levitt & Eve Hewson – Meet in the Middle (Flora and Son)
Lenny Kravitz – Road to Freedom (Rustin)
Metro Boomin, A$AP Rocky & Roisee – Am I Dreaming (Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse)
Olivia Rodrigo – Can’t Catch Me Now (The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes)
Osage Tribal Singers – Wahzhazhe (A Song for My People) (Killers of the Flower Moon)
Ryan Gosling – I’m Just Ken (Barbie)
Sharon Van Etten – Quiet Eyes (Past Lives)




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