Katy Perry And Adele In Contention For Original Song Oscar Nomination

12 December 2012, 08:30

The likes of Florence + The Machine and Christina Aguilera have also been shortlisted for the award.

Katy Perry, Adele and Florence + The Machine are just some of the artists in contention to be nominated for an Oscar next year, as part of the upcoming Original Song category nominations.

The Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled a list of 75 songs this week from eligible 2012 films from which five will be selected to be officially nominated for an award at the ceremony, which takes place in February 2013.

Katy Perry's latest single 'Wide Awake', the end title song from her film Part Of Me 3D, has been shortlisted alongside Adele's huge Vodafone Big Top 40 number one 'Skyfall', from the James Bond movie of the same name.

Florence + The Machine's 'Ceremonials' track 'Breath Of Life' is also on the list, after featuring in the Hollywood blockbuster Snow White And The Huntsman, while Christina Aguilera's title track from Casa De Mi Padre is also up for a nomination.

Bon Jovi's 'Not Running Anymore', Rick Ross' '100 Black Coffins' and Arcade Fire's 'Abraham's Daughter', from The Hunger Games, are just some of the other big names who feature on the newly unveiled list. 

Check out the official single artwork for Adele's James Bond theme Skyfall below:

The original nominees for Best Original Song will be announced live on 10th January next year, while the official Oscars 2012 presentation ceremony will take place in Los Angeles on 24th February 2013.

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