The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has unveiled the shortlists for several categories at the 2023 Academy Awards. The race for Best Original Song, in particular, features an interesting blend of indie artists and pop stars: LCD Soundsystem, Taylor Swift, Mitski, the Weeknd, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Giveon, Selena Gomez, and Jazmine Sullivan are all on the shortlist, which you can find in full below.
Potentially competing in the Best Original Score category are past Oscar winners Ludwig Göransson, John Williams, Hildur Guðnadóttir, and Alexandre Desplat. Other notable shortlist contenders include Terence Blanchard, Son Lux, Nicholas Britell, and Michael Abels. Find the full shortlist below.
The 2022 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature Film went to Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson for Summer of Soul, and two music-related projects made the shortlist for the 2023 award: Brett Morgen’s David Bowie film, Moonage Daydream, and Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song.
The shortlist for Best Live Action Short Film notably does not feature Kendrick Lamar’s “We Cry Together” or Taylor Swift’s “All Too Well: The Short Film,” both of which were eligible for consideration.
The 2023 Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, March 12, 2023, in Hollywood, California. The nominations will be revealed on on Tuesday, January 24, 2023.
Music (Original Score)
Volker Bertelmann – All Quiet on the Western Front
Simon Franglen – Avatar: The Way of Water
Justin Hurwitz – Babylon
Carter Burwell – The Banshees of Inisherin
Ludwig Göransson – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Chanda Dancy – Devotion
John Powell – Don’t Worry Darling
Son Lux – Everything Everywhere All at Once
John Williams – The Fabelmans
Nathan Johnson – Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
Alexandre Desplat – Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
Michael Abels – Nope
Nicholas Britell – She Said
Terence Blanchard – The Woman King
Hildur Guðnadóttir – Women Talking
Music (Original Song)
Giveon – Time (Amsterdam)
The Weeknd – Nothing Is Lost (You Give Me Strength) (Avatar: The Way of Water)
Rihanna – Lift Me Up (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever)
Son Lux Featuring Mitski & David Byrne – This Is a Life (Everything Everywhere All at Once)
Gregory Mann – Ciao Papa (Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio)
Rita Wilson & Sebastián Yatra – Til You’re Home (A Man Called Otto)
Rahul Sipligunj, Kaala Bhairava & M.M. Keeravani – Naatu Naatu (RRR)
Selena Gomez – My Mind & Me (Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me)
Ryan Reynolds, Will Ferrell & The Spirited Ensemble – Good Afternoon (Spirited)
Sofia Carson – Applause (Tell It like a Woman)
Jazmine Sullivan – Stand Up (Till)
Lady Gaga – Hold My Hand (Top Gun: Maverick)
J. Ralph & Norah Jones – Dust & Ash (The Voice of Dust and Ash)
Taylor Swift – Carolina (Where the Crawdads Sing)
LCD Soundsystem – New Body Rhumba (White Noise)