Sufjan Stevens, Chris Cornell, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Taylor Swift on longlist for Best Original Song Oscar

Stevie Nicks, Oneohtrix Point Never, Miguel, The Roots, and Mary J. Blige are among the 70 finalists eligible for Academy Award consideration

Sufjan Stevens // Photo by David Brendan Hall

    Photo of Sufjan Stevens by David Brendan Hall

    Sufjan Stevens, late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, “Weird Al” Yankvoic, Taylor Swift, and Stevie Nicks are among the 70 finalists eligible for Academy Award consideration in the category for Best Original Song in 2018.

    Two of the songs penned by Stevens for Call Me By Your Name, “Mystery of Love” and “Visions of Gideon” are on the longlist. As is Cornell’s final song ever recorded, “The Promise”, from the film of the same name. Taylor Swift and ZAYN’s Fifty Shades Darker duet, “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever”, is also receiving consideration, alongside Oneohtrix Point Never’s Good Time track “The Pure and the Damned”, Stevie Nicks’ “Your Hand I Will Never Let Go” from The Book of Henry, and “Weird Al” Yankovic’s theme song to Captain Underpants The First Epic Movie.

    Other nominees include Miguel’s “Remember Me” from Coco; Mary J. Blige’s “Mighty River” from Mudbound; Pharrell Williams’ “There’s Something Special” from Despicable Me 3; The Roots and Bilal’s “It Ain’t Fair” from DetroitDan Auerbach’s “Run That Race” from Cars 3; and Elvis Costello’s “You Shouldn’t Look At Me That Way” from Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool.


    The finalists for Best Original Song will be revealed alongside the rest of the Academy Award nominees on Tuesday, January 23rd. Winners will then be announced during the annual gala set for March 4th in Los Angeles and aired live on ABC.

    Find the full longlist for Best Original Song below:

    “U.N.I (You And I)” from “And the Winner Isn’t”
    “Love And Lies” from “Band Aid”
    “If I Dare” from “Battle of the Sexes”
    “Evermore” from “Beauty and the Beast”
    “How Does A Moment Last Forever” from “Beauty and the Beast”
    “Now Or Never” from “Bloodline: Now or Never”
    “She” from “Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story”
    “Your Hand I Will Never Let It Go” from “The Book of Henry”
    “Buddy’s Business” from “Brawl in Cell Block 99”
    “The Crown Sleeps” from “The Breadwinner”
    “World Gone Mad” from “Bright”
    “Mystery Of Love” from “Call Me by Your Name”
    “Visions Of Gideon” from “Call Me by Your Name”
    “Captain Underpants Theme Song” from “Captain Underpants The First Epic Movie”
    “Ride” from “Cars 3”
    “Run That Race” from “Cars 3”
    “Tell Me How Long” from “Chasing Coral”
    “Broken Wings” from “City of Ghosts”
    “Remember Me” from “Coco”
    “Prayers For This World” from “Cries from Syria”
    “There’s Something Special” from “Despicable Me 3”
    “It Ain’t Fair” from “Detroit”
    “A Little Change In The Weather” from “Downsizing”
    “Stars In My Eyes (Theme From Drawing Home)” from “Drawing Home”
    “All In My Head” from “Elizabeth Blue”
    “Dying For Ya” from “Elizabeth Blue”
    “Green” from “Elizabeth Blue”
    “Can’t Hold Out On Love” from “Father Figures”
    “Home” from “Ferdinand”
    “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” from “Fifty Shades Darker”
    “You Shouldn’t Look At Me That Way” from “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool”
    “This Is How You Walk On” from “Gifted”
    “Summer Storm” from “The Glass Castle”
    “The Pure And The Damned” from “Good Time”
    “This Is Me” from “The Greatest Showman”
    “The Hero” from “The Hero”
    “How Shall A Sparrow Fly” from “Hostiles”
    “Just Getting Started” from “If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast”
    “Truth To Power” from “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power”
    “Next Stop, The Stars” from “Kepler’s Dream”
    “The Devil & The Huntsman” from “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword”
    “Have You Ever Wondered” from “Lake of Fire”
    “I’ll Be Gone” from “Lake of Fire”
    “We’ll Party All Night” from “Lake of Fire”
    “Friends Are Family” from “The Lego Batman Movie”
    “Found My Place” from “The Lego Ninjago Movie”
    “Stand Up For Something” from “Marshall”
    “Rain” from “Mary and the Witch’s Flower”
    “Myron/Byron” from “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)”
    “Longing For Summer” from “Moomins and the Winter Wonderland”
    “Mighty River” from “Mudbound”
    “Never Forget” from “Murder on the Orient Express”
    “Hold The Light” from “Only the Brave”
    “PBNJ” from “Patti Cake$”
    “Tuff Love (Finale)” from “Patti Cake$”
    “Lost Souls” from “The Pirates of Somalia”
    “How A Heart Unbreaks” from “Pitch Perfect 3”
    “The Promise” from “The Promise”
    “Kaadanayum Kaalchilambe” from “Pulimurugan”
    “Maanathe Maarikurumbe” from “Pulimurugan”
    “Stubborn Angel” from “Same Kind of Different as Me”
    “Dancing Through The Wreckage” from “Served Like a Girl”
    “Keep Your Eyes On Me” from “The Shack”
    “On The Music Goes” from “Slipaway”
    “The Star” from “The Star”
    “Jump” from “Step”
    “Tickling Giants” from “Tickling Giants”
    “Fly Away” from “Trafficked”
    “Speak To Me” from “Voice from the Stone”
    “Walk On Faith” from “Year by the Sea”