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Oscars: Shakira, Sia, Timberlake tunes among 91 Best Original Song contenders

‘What Happened Last Night’ leads with four eligible tracks, ‘La La Land’ follows with three

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Songs by music industry superstars including Shakira, Sia, Justin Timberlake, and Alicia Keys are advancing to the next round of Oscar voting, as the Academy has announced a list of 91 songs eligible in the Best Original Song category.

Billboard Hot 100 hits from family-friendly movies like Shakira’s “Try Everything” (from Disney’s Zootopia) and Timberlake’s No. 1-charting “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” (from Fox’s Trolls) both appear on the Oscar shortlist, as does Keys’ “Back To Life” (from Queen of Katwe), Sia’s “Waving Goodbye” (from The Neon Demon), Pharrell Williams’ “Runnin'” (from Hidden Figures), and the Lin-Manuel Miranda-penned “How Far I’ll Go” (from Moana).

Though La La Land is currently leading the charge on the road toward Best Picture, the Amber Rose-starring comedy What Happened Last Night notches the most individual tunes eligible in the category, tallying four total, while the Damien Chazelle-helmed musical boasts three, including “Audition (The Fools Who Dream),” “City Of Stars,” and “Start A Fire.”

Two songs from John Carney’s Sing Street — “Drive It Like You Stole It” and “Go Now” — fill slots on the list as well. The filmmaker’s 2007 romance Once previously won an Oscar for its Glen Hansard/Markéta Irglová collaboration “Falling Slowly.”

While many of the tracks are performed by A-list talents, only “principal composer(s) or songwriter(s) responsible for the conception and execution of the work as a whole shall be eligible for an award,” according to the Academy. For example, if “Try Everything” advances, Shakira won’t receive a nomination, but songwriters Sia and Stargate (Mikkel Eriksen, Tor Hermansen) will.

According to official Academy rules, in order to qualify for a Best Original Song nomination, compositions featuring audible lyrics must be created specifically for a given film, and an “intelligible, substantive rendition of both lyric and melody must be used in the body of the film or as the first music cue in the end credits.”

Nominations are scheduled to be announced on Tuesday, Jan. 24. The 89th Oscars will be held on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. ABC’s live broadcast of the ceremony begins at 7 p.m. ET.

Check out the 91-strong list of films still in the running toward becoming the Academy’s Best Original Song of 2016 below.

“Just Like Fire” from Alice through the Looking Glass

“Rise” from American Wrestler: The Wizard

“Friends” from The Angry Birds Movie

“Flicker” from Audrie & Daisy

“Seconds” from Autumn Lights

“A Minute To Breathe” from Before the Flood

“Glory (Let There Be Peace)” from Believe

“Mother’s Theme” from Believe

“Somewhere” from Believe

“The Only Way Out” from Ben-Hur

“Still Falling For You” from Bridget Jones’s Baby

“F That” from The Bronze

“Torch Pt. 2” from Citizen Soldier

“Drift And Fall Again” from Criminal

“Take Me Down” from Deepwater Horizon

“Land Of All” from Desierto

“Sad But True (Dreamland Theme)” from Dreamland

“Angel By The Wings” from The Eagle Huntress

“Blind Pig” from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

“One Frame At A Time” from Floyd Norman: An Animated Life

“I’m Crying” from Free State of Jones

“Gold” from Gold

“Champion” from Hands of Stone

“Dance Rascal, Dance” from Hello, My Name Is Doris

“I See A Victory” from Hidden Figures

“Runnin” from Hidden Figures

“Sixty Charisma Scented Blackbirds” from How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate

Can’t Change

“My Superstar” from Ice Age: Collision Course

“Seeing You Around” from Ithaca

“The Empty Chair” from Jim: The James Foley Story

“Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” from La La Land

“City Of Stars” from La La Land

“Start A Fire” from La La Land

“Cateura Vamos A Soñar (We Will Dream)” from Landfill Harmonic

“Better Love” from The Legend of Tarzan

“Never Give Up” from Lion

“Equation” from The Little Prince

“Turnaround” from The Little Prince

“Moonshine” from Live By Night

“Loving” from Loving

“Hurry Home” from Max Rose

“Gone 2015” from Miles Ahead

“Wish That You Were Here” from Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

“I’m Still Here” from Miss Sharon Jones!

“How Far I’ll Go” from Moana

“We Know The Way” from Moana

“Even More Mine” from My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

“Waving Goodbye” from The Neon Demon

“I’m Back” from Never Surrender

“Find My Victory” from Olympic Pride, American Prejudice

“On Ghost Ridge” from 100 Years: One Woman’s Fight for Justice

“Ordinary World” from Ordinary World

“Devil’s Girl” from Outlaws and Angels

“Levitate” from Passengers

“Ginga” from Pelé: Birth of a Legend

“Nobody Knows” from Pete’s Dragon

“Something Wild” from Pete’s Dragon

“Dancing With Your Shadow” from Po

“I’m So Humble” from Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

“Stay Here” from Presenting Princess Shaw

“Celebrate Life” from Queen Mimi

“Back To Life” from Queen of Katwe

“Let The Games Begin” from Race

“Think About It” from The Red Pill

“The Rules Don’t Apply” from Rules Don’t Apply

“The Great Beyond” from Sausage Party

“Faith” from Sing

“Set It All Free” from Sing

“Drive It Like You Stole It” from Sing Street

“Go Now” from Sing Street

“The Veil” from Snowden

“Hymn” from Snowtime!

“Kiss Me Goodnight” from Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four

“Holdin’ Out” from Storks

“Heathens” from Suicide Squad

“Flying Home” from Sully

“Montage” from Swiss Army Man

“Petit Metier” from They Will Have to Kill Us First – Malian Music in Exile

“Letter To The Free” from 13th

“Down With Mary” from Too Late

“Can’t Stop The Feeling” from Trolls

“Get Back Up Again” from Trolls

“Smile” from The Uncondemned

“We Will Rise” from Veeram-Macbeth

“LA Venus” from We Are X

“New Dogs, Old Tricks” from What Happened Last Night

“Runnin’ Runnin'” from What Happened Last Night

“What’s Happening Today” from What Happened Last Night

“Who I Am” from What Happened Last Night

“The Ballad Of Wiener-Dog” from Wiener-Dog

“Try Everything” from Zootopia

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