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The National, She & Him, Jónsi shortlisted for Academy Award

on December 20, 2011, 3:25pm

zooey winne The National, She & Him, Jónsi shortlisted for Academy Award

A number of familiar faces are in the running for Best Original Song at the 84th Academy Awards. Some 39 contenders have been shortlisted for the category, including The National for “Think You Can Wait” (Win Win), Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward for “So Long” (Winnie the Pooh), Jónsi for “Gathering Stories” (We Bought A Zoo), and OK Go for “The Greatest Song I Ever Heard” (POM Wonderful Presents The Greatest Movie Ever Sold).

Also on the list are all the nominees (minus Madonna) from the same category at the Globes: Chris Cornell for “The Keeper” (Machine Gun Preacher); Mary J. Blige for “The Living Proof” (The Help); Sinead O’Connor, Brian Byrne and Glenn Close for “Lay Your Head Down” (Albert Nobbs); and Lady Gaga and Elton John for “Hello Hello” (Gnomeo and Juliet). John also go picked for “Love Builds a Garden” from the same film.

The 39 will be whittled down to three to five (it varies) on January 24th, with the award then handed out at the ceremony on February 26th. See the complete list of shortlisted songs and the films they’re from below.

“The World I Knew” from African Cats
“Lay Your Head Down” from Albert Nobbs
“Star Spangled Man” from Captain America: The First Avenger
“Collision of Worlds” from Cars 2
“Dakkanaga Dugu Dugu” from DAM999
“DAM999 Theme Song” from DAM999
“Mujhe Chod Ke” from DAM999
“Rainbird” from Dirty Girl
“Keep On Walking” from The First Grader
“Where the River Goes” from Footloose
“Hello Hello” from Gnomeo & Juliet
“Love Builds a Garden” from Gnomeo & Juliet
“Bridge of Light” from Happy Feet Two
“The Mighty Sven” from Happy Feet Two
“Never Be Daunted” from happythankyoumoreplease
“Hell and Back” from Hell and Back Again
“The Living Proof” from The Help
“Coeur Volant” from Hugo
“It’s How We Play” from I Don’t Know How She Does It
“When the Heart Dies” from In the Land of Blood and Honey
“Ja Nao Estar” from José and Pilar
“The Keeper” from Machine Gun Preacher
“Life’s a Happy Song” from The Muppets
“Man or Muppet” from The Muppets
“Pictures in My Head” from The Muppets
“Summer Song” from The Music Never Stopped
“Imaginary Friends” from Olive
“Sparkling Day” from One Day
“Taking You with Me” from Our Idiot Brother
“The Greatest Song I Ever Heard” from POM Wonderful Presents The Greatest Movie Ever Sold
“Hot Wings” from Rio
“Let Me Take You to Rio” from Rio
“Real in Rio” from Rio
“Shelter” from Take Shelter
“Gathering Stories” from We Bought a Zoo
“Pop” from White Irish Drinkers
“Think You Can Wait” from Win Win
“The Backson Song” from Winnie the Pooh
“So Long” from Winnie the Pooh

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