R.O.A.L.! Academy Awards Best Original Song nominees announced!

“I’m going to hold you off at the Overeaters Anonymous meeting…I still can’t break the diet there at the karaoke bar.” Now that was just not gonna happen.

Oh look, going on 27 years since the year’s best ideas made the big night. It was a good time.

Regardless, the brain trust behind the Recording Academy went all in, asking all the singers to apply to participate. So, that’s what they did.

List of nominees:

Kazoo Player

​Jennifer Lopez

Maggie Rogers



Cosmic Shepherd

Queen Latifah

Ridley Scott

Raphael Saadiq

Ryan Lewis

Ed Sheeran

Karen O

Dierks Bentley

​Don Poythress

Rachel Platten

​Alicia Keys

​John Legend

Taylor Swift

Ricky Martin


Nick Jonas


Warren Sapp

​Charles Kelley

​Kamasi Washington

​Sasha Alpert

Jamie Silva

Bruno Mars

​Natalie Prass

John Legend

John Mayer

​Mac Miller

JoJo Siwa

Twenty One Pilots

Kelsea Ballerini


Straight No Chaser

Noah and the Whale

The Violets

Modern Rock

“Started From the Bottom”

​Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit


​Alabama Shakes

“Miss You”

​Eagles of Death Metal

“Vaya Con Dios”

​Panic! At the Disco

“House of Gold”

​The Head and the Heart


“From the Fires”

​In Case You Didn’t Know

“You Bet Your Life”

​Walk the Moon


“Good Hearted Woman”

​Joni Mitchell

“When I Fall in Love”

​Gordon Lightfoot

“I Feel Like Going On”


​Nora Jones

Rock & Roll


​Iron & Wine

“Green Light”

​Twenty One Pilots

​”The Only Exception”

​Lamb of God

​Hillsong United

​Twenty One Pilots

​Keith Urban

Roots Rock

“The Squires of Southampton”

​Steve Earle

​Lucinda Williams

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