Artists Shortlisted for Best Original Song Include The National, Jónsi

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A couple of notable indie acts received a big honor with the announcement of contenders for Best Original Song at the 84th Academy Awards.

The National’s “Think You Can Wait” from the film Win Win appeared on the list, along with tracks from She & Him (“So Long” from Winnie the Pooh), Jónsi (“Gathering Stories” from We Bought a Zoo) and OK Go (“The Greatest Song I Ever Heard” from POM Wonderful Presents The Greatest Movie Ever Sold).

As of now, there are 39 contenders, and the list will be shortened to three to five choices by Jan. 24. You can take a look at the full list below thanks to Consequence of Sound.


Best Original Song Contenders
“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

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