"Let It Go" from the aforementioned animated Disney feature and U2's "Ordinary Love" from "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" are among the Oscar nominees for Best Song, but the big story is who was passed over for a nod. Coldplay's "Atlas" from "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," Taylor Swift's "Sweeter Than Fiction" from "One Chance," and any songs at all from "The Great Gatsby" (including Jay Z's "100$ Bill" and Lana Del Rey's "Young And Beautiful") were all absent from Thursday morning's annoucements.
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Idina Menzel and Demi Lovato both scored a hit with "Let It Go" – which is likely to win during the March 2 telecast. The "Frozen" soundtrack has been the best-selling album in the country for the past two weeks, and the anthemic song's co-writer, Robert Lopez, has won three Tonys (for "Wicked" and "The Book of Mormon").
This is U2's second Best Song nomination -- the band members were nominated 11 years ago for writing a song for Martin Scorsese's "Gangs Of New York."
Movie director Spike Jonze also scored for co-writing "The Moon Song" from his movie "Her." Jonze is nominated in two other categories this year -- Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay -- and he was first nominated for directing 1999's "Being John Malkovich," so his four career nominations are all in four different categories, a rare and impressive feat.
The controversial "Alone Yet Not Alone," from the movie of the same name, rounds out the pack.
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Justin Timberlake co-wrote a song from "Inside Llewyn Davis" that wasn't nominated, but this was no snub. The song, "Please Mr. Kennedy," wasn't on the eligibility list.
In the category of Original Score, John Williams scored his 49th Oscar nomination for "The Book Thief" (he's won five times), Thomas Newman scored his 12th nomination for "Saving Mr. Banks," and Alexandre Desplat scored his sixth for "Philomena."
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Here are the nominees for Best Song: "Alone Yet Not Alone" from the movie of the same name (Bruce Broughton, Dennis Spiegel), "Happy" from "Despicable Me 2" (Pharrell Williams), "Let It Go" from "Frozen" (Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez), "The Moon Song" from "Her" (Karen O, Spike Jonze), and "Ordinary Love" from "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom (U2).
Here are the nominees for Original Score: "The Book Thief" (John Williams), "Gravity" (Steven Price), "Her" (William Butler, Owen Pallett), "Philomena" (Alexandre Desplat), and "Saving Mr. Banks" (Thomas Newman).
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