Arcade Fire, Fiona Apple, and The Black Keys Shortlisted for Academy Award
Up for Best Original Song
The 2013 Academy Awards has revealed the shortlist for its Best Original Song category. Among those eligable for a nomination are Arcade Fire's "Abraham's Daughter" from The Hunger Games, Fiona Apple's "Dull Tool" from This Is 40, and The Black Keys' "The Baddest Man Alive" from The Man with the Iron Fists.
Also in the running are Mumford & Sons' "Learn Me Right" from Brave, Adele's James Bond theme song off Skyfall, and Karen O's "Strange Love" from Frankenweenie.
After just two songs made the cut last year for a full nomination - with the win going to Bret McKenzie for The Muppets' "Man or Muppet" - the Academy has bumped up the mandatory number of nominees to five. Past winners for Best Original Song have included "Falling Slowly" by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, "Lose Yourself" by Eminem and "Streets of Philadelphia" by Bruce Springsteen.
You can view the full list of contenders here.