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Adele, Black Keys, Arcade Fire Make Oscars Best Original Song Shortlist

Fiona Apple, Karen O, Mumford & Sons also up for prize

Adele, Black Keys and Arcade Fire.Adele, Black Keys and Arcade Fire.

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Adele, the Black Keys, and Arcade Fire are among 75 artists who secured a spot today on the shortlist for the Academy Award for Best Original Song.

Adele scored a nod for her theme to the latest Bond movie, Skyfall, the Black Keys contributed “Baddest Man Alive” to RZA’s kung-fu flick The Man With the Iron Fists, and Arcade Fire were recognized for their song on The Hunger Games‘ soundtrack, “Abraham’s Daughter.”

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Also listed is Fiona Apple’s “Dull Tool,” which will appear in Judd Apatow’s upcoming comedy This Is 40; Katy Perry’s “Wide Awake” from her documentary/concert film Part of Me; Norah Jones’ “Everybody Needs a Best Friend” from Ted; Mumford & Sons’ “Learn Me Right” from Brave; Karen O’s “Strange Love” from Frankenweenie and Liz Phair’s “Dotted Line” from People Like Us. Four tracks from Quentin Tarantino’s forthcoming Django Unchained also showed up, including Rick Ross’ “100 Black Coffins” and John Legend’s “Freedom.”

The songs that make the final cut will be announced at the nominations ceremony on January 10th, and Seth MacFarlane will host the 85th Annual Academy Awards on February 24th.

In This Article: Adele, Arcade Fire, The Black Keys


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