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top of the pops U2 and Van Morrison shortlisted for Oscars for Best Original Song

Oscar nominations for 2022 will be revealed on February 8th.


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U2 and Van Morrison have been shortlisted for an Oscar for Best Original Song.

U2 are in the running to receive their third Oscar nomination as Your Song Saved My Life from the upcoming animated movie Sing 2 made the shortlist.

The band were previously nominated for The Hands That Built America in 2003 which featured in the Martin Scorsese film Gangs of New York.

They missed out on the Oscar however, losing to Eminem’s Lose Yourself.

U2 song Ordinary Love from the Nelson Mandela biopic Long Walk to Freedom was also nominated in 2014.

Meanwhile, Van Marrisson’s track Down To Joy from the new Kenneth Branagh film Belfast is also to be considered.

The song has already been nominated for a Golden Globe.

Belfast native Van Morrisson contributed nine songs to the movie’s soundtrack, including new song Down To Joy and eight other classic songs.

Belfast, which stars Jamie Dornan and Catriona Balfe is also poised to receive nominations in the Best Picture and Best Director categories.

The movie comes to Irish cinemas on January 21st.

No Time To Die by Billie Eilish, the title track for the 25th James Bond movie, has also been shortlisted.

R’n’B power couple Beyoncé and Jay-Z have also been shortlisted.

Beyonce made the cut for her track Be Alive from Warner Brothers picture King Richard. While husband Jay-Z’s song Guns Go Bang from Netflix western The Harder They Fall is also poised for a nomination.

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Other shortlisters include Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson for Here I Am (Singing My Way Home) from Respect, Ariana Grande & Kid Cudi for Just Look Up from Don’t Look Up, and Brian Wilson from the documentary Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road.

Idina Menzel, H.E.R and Halle Berry, Diane Warren and Reba McEntire are all also on the shortlist.

A total of 84 songs were eligible in the Best Original Song category this year.

The Oscar nominations for 2022 will be revealed on February 8th. The ceremony will then take place on March 27th.

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