The Oscars shortlist for Best Original Song has been revealed

Featuring Sampha, Lady Gaga, Thom Yorke, Kendrick Lamar, Sade and Troye Sivan, amongst others.

December 17, 2018
The Oscars shortlist for Best Original Song has been revealed Francesco Nazardo for The Fader

Oscar season is slowly revving up, and while we're still over two months away from the actual ceremony, the Academy has offered the first glimpse at who may be taking the Best Original Song statue home come February. Though the official nominees won't be revealed until January, the initial list of fifteen contenders is stacked with musical heavyweights such as Thom Yorke for Suspiria, Kendrick Lamar and SZA for Black Panther and Lady Gaga for A Star Is Born.


The legendary Sade also gets a nod for her contribution to the Widoes soundtrack, as well as Sampha for Beautiful Boy, and Troye Sivan and Jonsi for Boy Erased. The list also includes Dolly Parton, Mark Ronson and Quincy Jones, and Jennifer Hudson. Last year, "Remember Me" from Coco took home the Oscar, beating out Sufjan Stevens and Mary J. Blige. Peep the entire shortlist of contenders below.

Best Original Song 2019 Shortlist:
“When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings,” from The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
“Treasure” by Sampha from Beautiful Boy
“All The Stars” by Kendrick Lamar and SZA from Black Panther
“Revelation” by Troye Sivan and Jonsi from Boy Erased
“Girl In The Movies” by Dolly Parton from Dumplin’
“We Won’t Move” by Arlissa from The Hate U Give
“The Place Where Lost Things Go” from Mary Poppins Returns
“Trip A Little Light Fantastic” from Mary Poppins Returns
“Keep Reachin’” by Mark Ronson and Quincy Jones from Quincy
“I’ll Fight” by Jennifer Hudson from RBG
“A Place Called Slaughter Race” from Ralph Breaks the Internet
“OYAHYTT” by the Coup from Sorry to Bother You
“Shallow” by Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga from A Star Is Born
“Suspirium” by Thom Yorke from Suspiria
“The Big Unknown” by Sade from Widows

The Oscars shortlist for Best Original Song has been revealed