Songs By Jay Z, Pharrell, & Jennifer Hudson In Contention For Original Song Oscar

(AllHipHop News) The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released their list of 75 songs that are up for contention for the Best Original Song Oscar this year. Among those vying for one of the five spots is Jay Z’s “100$ Bill” from The Great Gatsby, Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” from Despicable Me 2, and Jennifer Hudson’s “Bleed for Love” from Winnie Mandela and “He Loves Me Still” and “Test Of Faith” from Black Nativity.

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The Great Gatsby soundtrack, which was executive produced by Jay Z, has five songs on the Academy’s list. Black Nativity’s “Hush Child (Get You Through This Silent Night)” performed by Jennifer Hudson, Jacob Latimore, Luke James and Grace Gibson is also amongst the contenders.

“In The Middle Of The Night” and “You And I Ain’t Nothin’ No More” from The Butler, “My Lord Sunshine (Sunrise)” from 12 Years a Slave, and “Ordinary Love” from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom are also in contention.

The Academy Award for Best Original Song is presented to the writers of the winning the song. Past winners include Eminem (“Lose Yourself”- 2002), Juicy J, and DJ Paul (“It’s Hard Out Here For A Pimp”- 2005).

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