Sam Smith also makes the 88th Academy Awards longlist for his Bond theme 'Writing's on the Wall'
Craig Hitchings
09:56 14th December 2015

A longlist of 74 songs from 2015 film soundtracks has been released by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as potential nominees for Best Original Song at next year's Oscars, including nominations for The Weeknd, Eminem, Ellie Goulding, Sam Smith and Sia.

The 88th Academy Awards show will be broadcast live on TV on 28 February 2016, with the award for Best Original Song being hotly contested by some of the biggest names in pop. Several British acts are among those tipped for a nomination, with Sam Smith's Bond theme, 'Writing's On The Wall', from the top-grossing film Spectre at the head of the pack.

Other Brits on the longlist are Miles Kane for 'Johanna' from the film Mortdecai and Ash's Tim Wheeler for 'Feels Like Summer' from the Shaun the Sheep Movie.

The big international artists on the Academy's longlist are Eminem for the track 'Phenomenal' from the Southpaw soundtrack, Lady Gaga for 'Til it Happens to You' from The Hunting Ground and N.E.R.D.'s 'Squeeze Me' from The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water.

Three songs from the Fifty Shades of Grey OST also made the list, including The Weeknd's 'Earned It', Sia's 'Salted Wounds' and Ellie Goulding's 'Love Me Like You Do'.

See the full Academy Awards longlist for Best Original Song 2015 below:

Erin Sax – 'Happy' (Altered Minds)
The Chipmunks – The Chipettes - 'Home' (Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip)
Carter Burwell – 'None Of Them Are You' (Anomalisa)
Sons of the Sea – 'Stem To The Rose' (Becoming Bulletproof)
Josh Groban – 'The Mystery Of Your Gift' (Boychoir)
Jennifer Hudson – 'I Run' (Chi-Raq)
R Kelly feat Tink – 'Pray 4 My City' (Chi-Raq)
Mali Music – "Sit Down For This" (Chi-Raq)
Sonna Rele – 'Strong' (Cinderella)
Leon Bridges – 'So Long' (Concussion)
Meek Mill, Jhene Aiko – Ludwig Goransson - 'Fighting Stronger' (Creed)
Tessa Thompson – 'Grip' (Creed)
Childish Gambino, Jhené Aiko, Vince Staples – Ludwig Göransson - 'Waiting For My Moment' (Creed)
Al Pacino – 'Don't Look Down' (Danny Collins)
Al Pacino – 'Hey Baby Doll' (Danny Collins)
Nate Heller feat Amber Coffman – 'Dreamsong' (The Diary of a Teenage Girl)
Awreeoh – 'It's My Turn Now' (Dope)
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan – 'Ya Rahem, Maula Maula' (Dukhtar)
The Weeknd – 'Earned It' (Fifty Shades of Grey)
Ellie Goulding – 'Love Me Like You Do' (Fifty Shades of Grey)
Sia – 'Salted Wound' (Fifty Shades of Grey)
Miley Cyrus – 'Hands Of Love' (Freeheld)
Wiz Khalifa feat Charlie Puth – 'See You Again' (Furious 7)
RØSE and Jake Goldman – 'Brother' (Godspeed: The Story of Page Jones)
Rihanna – 'As Real As You And Me' (Home)
Rihanna – 'Dancing In The Dark' (Home)
Jennifer Lopez – 'Feel The Light' (Home)
Charli XCX – 'Red Balloon' (Home)
Miranda Lambert – 'Two Of A Crime' (Hot Pursuit)
Lady Gaga – 'Til It Happens To You' (The Hunting Ground)
Keegan DeWitt – 'I'll See You In My Dreams' (I'll See You in My Dreams)
Eva Dahlgrens – 'The Movie About Us' (Ingrid Bergman - In Her Own Words)
Ouseppachan – 'Bhoomiyilenghanumundo' (Jalam)
Shaktisree – 'Koodu Vaykkan' (Jalam)
Ouseppachan – 'Pakalppaathi Chaari' (Jalam)
Shakthisree Gopalan – 'Yaathra Manoradhamerum' (Jalam)
Kristina Train – 'Lost In Love' (Jenny's Wedding)
Kristina Train – 'True Love Avenue' (Jenny's Wedding)
Damien Rice – 'Hypnosis' (Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet)
Juanes – 'Juntos (Together)' (McFarland, USA)
Andra Day – 'The Light That Never Fails' (Meru)
Paloma Faith – 'The Crazy Ones' (Miss You Already)
Tyson Ritter – 'There's A Place' (Miss You Already)
Miles Kane – 'Johanna' (Mortdecai)
Lily Allen – 'Little Soldier' (Pan)
Lily Allen – 'Something's Not Right' (Pan)
Javier del Santo – 'Paranoid Girl' (Paranoid Girls)
Meghan Trainor – 'Better When I'm Dancin'' (The Peanuts Movie)
Anthony Fedorov – 'Pink & Blue' (Pink & Blue: Colors of Hereditary Cancer)
Jessie J – 'Flashlight' (Pitch Perfect 2)
Mark Orton – 'Birds Of A Feather' (Poached)
Dig the Kid – 'Still Breathing' (Point Break)
J. Ralph and Antony – 'Manta Ray' (Racing Extinction)
Meryl Streep – 'Cold One' (Ricki and the Flash)
Isa Machine & LP – 'Torch' (Rock the Kasbah)
Mates of State – 'Someone Like You' (The Rumperbutts)
Various Artists – 'Aankhon Me Samaye Dil' (Salt Bridge)
Various Artists – 'Bachpana Thaa' (Salt Bridge)
Various Artists – 'Kanpne Lage Tum' (Salt Bridge)
Various Artists – 'Kyaa Bataaun Tujhe' (Salt Bridge)
Various Artists – 'Le Jaaye Jo Door Tumse' (Salt Bridge)
Various Artists – 'Na Jaane Kitni Door' (Salt Bridge)
Various Artists – 'Sookha Hi Rang Daalo' (Salt Bridge)
Tim Wheeler – 'Feels Like Summer' (Shaun the Sheep Movie)
Eminem – 'Phenomenal' (Southpaw)
Sam Smith – 'Writing's On The Wall' (Spectre)
N.E.R.D. – 'Squeeze Me' (The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water)
Tom Kenny and Doug Lawrence – 'Teamwork' (The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water)
Ivy Levan – 'Who Can You Trust' (Spy)
Get Fr3e – 'Came To Win' (Sweet Micky for President)
Amanda Seyfried – 'Mean Ol' Moon' (Ted 2)
Kris Fogelmark – 'Love Was My Alibi' (The Water Diviner)
Priscilla Ahn – 'Fine On The Outside' (When Marnie Was There)
David Lang – 'Simple Song #3' (Youth)


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