2014 Oscar Nominations: Pharrell, U2 Up For Best Original Song, Taylor Swift & Lana Del Rey Snubbed

Welp, the Oscars don’t even love her while she’s young and beautiful. Lana Del Rey‘s seriously great Great Gatsby track failed to secure an Academy Award nomination for Original Song, despite making the long list of contenders last month. (Maybe that smear campaign succeeded after all.) Taylor Swift‘s “Sweeter Than Fiction” from One Chance and Coldplay‘s “Atlas” from Catching Fire were also snubbed.

So which songs did make the cut? Pharrell‘s “Happy” from Despicable Me 2 and U2‘s “Ordinary Love” from Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom are the frontrunners of the five nominated tracks. Rounding out the field are Karen O‘s Her track “The Moon Song,” Idina Menzel‘s “Let It Go” from Frozen‘s smash soundtrack and the Alone Yet Not Alone title track, whatever that is. See the full list of Oscar nominees here.

U2 on January 12 won the Golden Globe for Best Original Song, and we’ll find out if they repeat at the Oscars on March 2 on ABC.

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  • sdfghj

    SOOOO UNFAIR! Lana’s composition is better than all of those. Even the name of the song fufills its grace and beauty. I am surprised that even the Gatsby soundtrack did not get nominated. There had to be some sabotage

  • Naomi

    Even though I’m a little disappointed that Lana didn’t get a nomination, I’m not surprised because The Great Gatsby was an okay film. At least Young and Beautiful was nominated at the Grammys for Best Song Written for Visual Media, so at least that’s something.

    • Naomi

      Oh and also, the reason why she didn’t get nominated is because Young and Beautiful wasn’t originally written for Gatsby, it was originally written for her EP, Paradise.

  • Michael Kattenberg

    where’s coldplay?l

  • Michael Kattenberg

    maybe to expensive to hire?