When those behind Skyfall hired Adele to help write the theme song for the newest James Bond film, there was always the hope of an Oscar nomination. And because the song was written specifically for the movie, many are wondering why there has been a question if it would be allowed in the Original Song category.
“Adele’s title theme to Skyfall surged to #1 on iTunes just days after debuting in October, but some feared the number by her and Paul Epworth would be ruled ineligible for the Oscar because it incorporates elements of the classic 007 theme, which of course is not original,” said Entertainment Weekly.
But the list of possible Oscar contenders has been released and it looks like the singer may be able to add that Oscar to her list of awards.
“The music branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences decided it was not a significant enough problem to boot it from the potential nominees, and included it without comment in its list of songs that could collect an Oscar on Feb. 24,” said EW.
There are 75 original songs up for consideration for the Original Song Academy Award, and based on the songs that made the cut, there could be some interesting nominees this year.
“The new lullaby-esque love song ‘Suddenly’ from Les Miserables makes the cut, of course,” said Entertainment Weekly. “And the list of eligible songs also includes Neil Finn’s ‘Song of the Lonely Mountain’ from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Frankenweenie‘s ‘Strange Love’, performed by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Karen O., and Katy Perry’s ‘Wide Awake’ from her film Part of Me.”
Four songs from Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained also made the cut.
The nominations for this year’s Academy Awards will be released on Jan. 15 next year. The Oscars will take place on Feb. 24.