The Best Original Song category has been narrowed down to fifteen contenders. “Into The Unknown,” the anthem from this year’s “Frozen II,” seems like the only safe bet in this category. Elton John has two dogs in the race this year, but his song from “Rocketman” featuring Taron Egerton seems like the safer bet over his contribution to this year’s “The Lion King.” Considering how big of a deal Beyoncé is, I can see her song “Spirit” getting nominated from “The Lion King.” Speaking of Disney, it could take three of the five spots, claiming another nomination for the female empowerment anthem from this year’s “Aladdin.” And, I have seen the theme from “Harriet” popping in awards this season so far as well, leading me to believe it has a chance. Personally, I loved “Catchy Song” from “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part,” but this seems like a tight category and that one probably won’t make the cut.

“Seventy-five songs were eligible in the category. Members of the Music Branch vote to determine the shortlist and the nominees.”

The actual nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards will be announced on Monday, January 13, 2020.

MY PREDICTIONS
  • “Speechless” from “Aladdin” (Performed by Naomi Scott)
  • “Into The Unknown” from “Frozen II” (Performed by Idina Menzel)
  • “Stand Up” from “Harriet” (Performed by Cynthia Erivo)
  • “Spirit” from “The Lion King” (Performed by Beyoncé)
  • “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” from “Rocketman” (Performed by Elton John & Taron Egerton)

Here’s the full list:

  1. “Speechless” from “Aladdin” (Performed by Naomi Scott)
  2. “Letter To My Godfather” from “The Black Godfather” (Performed by Pharrell Williams)
  3. “I’m Standing With You” from “Breakthrough” (Performed by Chrissy Metz)
  4. “Da Bronx” from “The Bronx USA” (Performed by Robert Klein & Donald Webber, Jr.)
  5. “Into The Unknown” from “Frozen II” (Performed by Idina Menzel)
  6. “Stand Up” from “Harriet” (Performed by Cynthia Erivo)
  7. “Catchy Song” from “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” (Performed by T-Pain and Lay Lay)
  8. “Never Too Late” from “The Lion King” (Performed by Elton John)
  9. “Spirit” from “The Lion King” (Performed by Beyoncé)
  10. “Daily Battles” from “Motherless Brooklyn” (Performed by Thom Yorke & Flea)
  11. “A Glass of Soju” from “Parasite” (Performed by Woo-sik Choi)
  12. “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” from “Rocketman” (Performed by Elton John & Taron Egerton)
  13. “High Above The Water” from “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am” (Performed by Kathryn Bostic)
  14. “I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away” from “Toy Story 4” (Performed by Randy Newman)
  15. “Glasgow” from “Wild Rose” (Performed by Jessie Buckley)

https://www.oscars.org/oscars/92nd-oscars-shortlists

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