2023 Oscars Best Original Song shortlist features Rihanna, The Weeknd, Taylor Swift

Other potential nominees include Mitski, Jazmine Sullivan, Selena Gomez, Lady Gaga, Giveon, and LCD Soundsystem.

December 21, 2022
2023 Oscars Best Original Song shortlist features Rihanna, The Weeknd, Taylor Swift From left: Rihanna, photo by Valerie Macon/AFP; The Weeknd, photo by Brian Ziff; Taylor Swift, photo by Beth Garrabrant.  

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released the 2023 Oscars shortlists for 10 award categories, including Best Original Song and Best Original Score. Notable nominees in the Song category include Rihanna, for “Lift Me Up” from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever; The Weeknd, for “Nothing Is Lost (You Give Me Strength)”, from Avatar: The Way of the Water; Taylor Swift, for “Carolina” from Where the Crawdads Sing; Son Lux, Mitski, and David Byrne, for “This Is a Life” from Everything Everywhere All at Once; Jazmine Sullivan, for “Stand Up” from Till; Selena Gomez, for “My Mind & Me” from Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me; Lady Gaga, for “Hold My Hand” from Top Gun: Maverick; Giveon, for “Time” (co-written by Drake) from Amsterdam; and LCD Soundsystem, for “New Body Rhumba” from White Noise.


View the full lists of potential nominees for Best Original Song and Best Original Score at the 2023 Oscars below.

Oscars 2023 Best Original Song shortlist

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)

Oscars 2023 Best Original Score shortlist

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

2023 Oscars Best Original Song shortlist features Rihanna, The Weeknd, Taylor Swift