Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift Vie for Original Song Oscar Nominations


With less than three months before the 86th Academy Awards, the 75 songs eligible to compete in the best original song category have been announced.

The “L.A. Times” reports that U2’s “Ordinary Love” from “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” made the cut, along with contenders from Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake and Coldplay.

Less than a week before Mandela’s passing, their tribute was nominated for a Golden Globe in the original song category as well.

At the Globes, the Mandela tribute faces off against Idina Menzel’s “Let It Go” from “Frozen,”  Taylor Swift’s “Sweeter Than Fiction” from “One Chance,” Coldplay’s “Atlas” from “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” and the “Inside Llewyn Davis track “Please Mr. Kennedy, which feature Justin Timberlake, Oscar Isaac and Adam Driver.

Aside from those songs, the other tracks on the Oscar short list include songs from “The Great Gatsby,” “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” “Austenland and more. For the complete list of eligible songs, head over to latimes.com.

The Oscars will air live on Sunday, March 2 on ABC. Which original song are your rooting for? Sound off in the comments section below!