The Black Keys, Arcade Fire and Adele are just three of the 75 artists that are one step closer to adding an Oscar to their trophy cases. Yesterday the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced their shortlist for the Best Original Song category which has 75 different songs eligible to receive nomination.
The Black Keys grabbed the Academy’s attention with their contribution to RZA’s directorial debut, The Man With the Iron Fists, soundtrack “The Baddest Man Alive,” while it was Arcade Fire’s “Abraham’s Daughter” for the Hunger Games soundtrack that earned their recognition. Also making an appearance on the list is Adele for her theme song to the latest James Bond, “Skyfall.” Other familiar faces gracing the list include: Mumford and Sons, Fiona Apple, Karen O and Rick Ross.
For a complete list of potential nominees, click here. The official nominees for Best Original Song will be announced during the nominations ceremonies on Jan 10. To find out who will win the category, you can watch the 85th Academy Awards hosted by Seth MacFarlane on Feb. 24.
(via. The Hollywood Reporter)