Songs By Meek Mill, Eminem, Wiz Khalifa, Nick Cannon & More Are In Contention For Oscar Nominations

(AllHipHop News) Oscar season is getting started. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) released its list of 74 records in contention to be nominated for “Best Original Song” at the 88th Academy Awards. Several notable Hip Hop tracks are among the potential nominees.

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The critically acclaimed boxing movie Creed has three songs on the list: “Fighting Stronger” by Meek Mill, Jhené Aiko & Ludwig Göransson; “Grip” by Tessa Thompson, “Waiting For My Moment” by Donald Glover, Jhené Aiko, Vince Staples & Ludwig Göransson.

Eminem’s contribution to another film about the sweet science is in the running. Southpaw‘s “Phenomenal” is listed. The Academy is also still considering three songs from Spike Lee’s controversial Chi-Raq: Nick Cannon’s “Pray 4 My City,” Jennifer Hudson’s “I Run,” and Mali Music’s”Sit Down For This.”

Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again” from Furious Seven, Awreeoh’s “It’s My Turn Now” from Dope, The Weeknd’s “Earned It” from Fifty Shades of Grey are still in the competition. The Will Smith led movie Concussion has the song “So Long” by Leon Bridges among the finalists as well.

Only three Hip Hop acts have ever won the Oscar for Best Original Song. Em won it in 2002 for “Lose Yourself” from 8 Mile. Three years later members of Three 6 Mafia took home the golden statue for “It’s Hard Out Here For A Pimp” from Hustle & Flow. Common and John Legend earned the Academy Award earlier this year for “Glory” off the Selma soundtrack.

The 88th Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Thursday, January 14, 2016. The 88th Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, February 28 and will be televised live on ABC.

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16 Responses to “Songs By Meek Mill, Eminem, Wiz Khalifa, Nick Cannon & More Are In Contention For Oscar Nominations”

  1. Isa Ibn Maryam

    “Can you blame my generation, subjected gentrification,
    Depicting their frustrations over ill instrumentation…”

      • Saiyan Prince

        It could. It would definitely add some fuel to his fire. But you’re right, the constant L’s are hurting. It’s like when a boxer keeps getting popped with the jab, them joints add up and the knockout blow is right around the corner.

      • EDOGZ818

        More like, your fighter is about to get fugged up ( Nonito Donaire / Manny Pac ) so you give him “Fighter Of The Year” because it’s the last chance he’ll be able to get it!

        IE: Canelo Alvarez

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