• > Home
  • > News
  • > Oscar Nominations for Music (Original Song) include Lady Gaga, Sam Smith, and The Weeknd
  • Oscar Nominations for Music (Original Song) include Lady Gaga, Sam Smith, and The Weeknd

    Thu, 14 Jan 2016 10:12:52

    Oscar Nominations for Music (Original Song) include Lady Gaga, Sam Smith, and The Weeknd - - also David Lang, and J. Ralph & Antony

    Lady Gaga Photos

    • Lady Gaga - LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Musician Lady Gaga attends the 2013 American Music Awards Powered by Dodge at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 24, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
    • Lady Gaga - LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Singer Lady Gaga attends the 2013 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 24, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
    • Lady Gaga - LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Recording artist Lady Gaga attends the 2013 American Music Awards Powered by Dodge at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 24, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

    more lady gaga photos »

    The Weeknd Videos

    • The Weeknd - Starboy
    • Future - Low Life ft. The Weeknd

    more the weeknd videos »

    The Academy Awards, or "Oscar" nominations came out this morning and three first-time nominees are up for best song. As some of the biggest names in music, Sam Smith, The Weeknd, and Lady Gaga are not new to award shows, it will be the first time any of them grace the Oscar stage. All three are nominated in the category of Best Original Song, which also includes J. Ralph and Antony ("Manta Ray," for Racing Extinction) as well as composer David Lang ("Simple Song #3", for Youth).

    Sam Smith is nominated along with co-writer Jimmy Napes for "Writing's on the Wall" from the newest James Bond flick Spectre. The team look to double up on their film-related golden statues, having just taken home a Golden Globe for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture this past weekend. This marks the fifth Original Song Oscar nomination from the Bond franchise. In 2012, Adele took home the Oscar for Best Original Song with her Bond ballad, "Skyfall."

    The actor was also very excited to hear about his nomination, at least judging from his instagram:

    This is my Oscar Nomination face. Unreal. Freaking out. Thank you Academy - Thank You Thank You Thank You

    A photo posted by Sam Smith (@samsmithworld) on



    Fifty Shades of Grey earned an Oscar nod. It's for the Weeknd's "Earned It." Co-written with Stephan Moccio, Jason "DaHeala" Queeneville, and Ahmad Balshe, the song catapulted the Weeknd to his most successful year to date.

    The Weeknd couldn't have been more astonished:



    Lady Gaga is looking to pick up her second film-related golden statue of 2016 as well; she won for Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film for her role as The Countess in American Horror Story: Hotel. Gaga teamed up with seven-time Oscar nominee Diane Warren for "Til it Happens to You" from the documentary Hunting Ground.

    Lady Gaga thanked the Academy for recognizing such an important issue:



    Listen to the Oscar Nominees for Music (Original Song)

    Watch the music video for Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey) (From The Fifty Shades Of Grey Soundtrack):



    Watch "Manta Ray" by J. Ralph & Antony (Original Song / Main Theme From Racing Extinction Soundtrack):



    Listen to "Simple Song #3" from Youth:



    Watch the music video for "Til It Happens To You"



    Watch the music video for "Writing's On the Wall"



    See the complete Oscar nominations at Oscar.go.com, and tune in to the Oscars on ABC Sunday, February 28th at 7 Eastern, 4 Pacific.

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff
    01.14.16

    Buy "Earned It" from Fifty Shades of Grey on iTunes

    Buy "Manta Ray" from Racing Extinction on iTunes

    Buy "Simple Song #3" from Youth music on iTunes

    Buy "Til It Happens To You" from The Hunting Ground on iTunes

    Buy "Writing's On the Wall" from Spectre on iTunes



    "Like" ARTISTdirect on facebook to get more news and info on The Weeknd

    Tags: The Weeknd, Lady Gaga, Sam Smith, Antony, Jimmy Napes, Diane Warren, J. Ralph, David Lang, Stephan Moccio, Jason "DaHeala" Queeneville, Ahmad Balshe

    Latest Music News

    more news headlines »

    • this week
    • last week
    • artist
    • ringtone
    • peak rank
    • wks on chart