The 2020 Oscar nominations have arrived, together with the ultimate nominees for Best Original Song. Competing for the award are Randy Newman, for Toy Story 4’s “I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away,” and Bernie Taupin and Elton John, for Rocketman’s “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again,” amongst others. Thom Yorke and Beyoncé had been on the shortlist for Best Original Song however didn’t make the ultimate spherical of nominees.
Beyoncé’s “Spirit” was included on The Lion King (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) and The Lion King: The Gift. A Best Original Song nod would have marked her first Oscar nomination. Yorke, too, didn’t earn his first nomination, although it was his second time being shortlisted: He was additionally on the 2019 shortlist for his Suspiria track “Suspirium.”
2020 Academy Award for Best Original Song
Diane Warren – I’m Standing With You (Breakthrough)
Kristen Anderson-Lopez / Robert Lopez – Into the Unknown (Frozen II)
Joshuah Brian Campbell / Cynthia Erivo – Stand Up (Harriet)
Bernie Taupin / Elton John – (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again (Rocketman)
Randy Newman – I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away (Toy Story 4)
The 2019 Oscar for Best Original Song went to Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, and Andrew Wyatt for A Star Is Born’s “Shallow.” Read “Why ‘Shallow’ Is Destined to Be a Karaoke Classic” on the Pitch.
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