Katy Perry Says Winning An Oscar At 2013 Academy Awards Would Be A "Dream"

2 January 2013, 14:23 | Updated: 2 January 2013, 14:34

The 'I Kissed A Girl' singer is among the stars hoping to win for best Original Song with 'Wide Awake'.

Katy Perry has revealed that it would be a "dream" to win an Oscar after her single 'Wide Awake' made the shortlist in the Original Song category for next month's 85th Academy Awards.

The US star's song was penned for her debut film Katy Perry: Part Of Me and will go up against the likes of Adele's 'Skyfall' theme and Florence & The Machine's 'Breath Of Life' for the top prize.

Speaking to USA Today, the singer said it would be a "dream's dream" to win on the night and said winning an Oscar was never even in her radar.

"When I was growing up and working on music, it was always a dream to win a Grammy, but Oscar was so far out of my dream sphere," she explained.

The final list of nominations for all categories will be confirmed on 10th January with the Oscars 2013 taking place from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on 24th February.

"This would be a nomination of a completely different caliber," the singer added. "One that is more impressive than many other ones I've had. It's interesting to step out of your playing field and to be recognized from a different angle."

The award was won last year by 'Man Or Muppet' taken from The Muppets movie.

Meanwhile, Katy is expected to use much of 2013 working on her new studio album and the follow up to 'Teenage Dream'.