Oscar 2016 Best Original Song Nominees: Sam Smith, Lady Gaga, the Weeknd, and More
Diane Warren, David Lang, and more round out the category
The Academy Award nominations for this year’s Best Original Song have just been announced, and they include recent Golden Globe winner “Writing’s On the Wall” (performed by noted Radiohead fan Sam Smith and written by Smith and Jimmy Napes), Diane Warren and Lady Gaga’s “Til It Happens To You” (from The Hunting Ground), the Weeknd-sung “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)” (from Fifty Shades of Grey), “Manta Ray” from Racing Extinction (written & performed by J. Ralph and Antony), and David Lang’s “Simple Song #3″ from Youth. Stream all those below.
The Weeknd, “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)” from Fifty Shades of Grey
J. Ralph and Antony, “Manta Ray” from Racing Extinction
David Lang, “Simple Song #3″ from Youth
Lady Gaga, “Til It Happens to You” from The Hunting Ground
Sam Smith, “Writing’s On the Wall” from Spectre
The Academy Awards also announced this year’s nominees for Best Original Score, including legendary composer Ennio Morricone for The Hateful Eight, plus the scores from Bridge of Spies, Carol, Sicario, and John Williams work on Star Wars: The Force Awakens. View those and all the Oscar nominations here, and revisit SPIN’s list of Every Oscar Winner for Best Original Song, Ranked.