Arcade Fire, Black Keys and Karen O shortlisted for Oscars

Arcade Fire, Black Keys and Karen O shortlisted for Oscars

Arcade Fire, The Black Keys, Adele, Karen O and Fiona Apple are among the artists shortlisted for Oscars.

Arcade Fire's track "Abraham's Daughter" on The Hunger Games soundtrack is one of the 75 tracks nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song.

Also receiving nods are Adele's "Skyfall" theme for the latest Bond film, Mumford and Sons' "Learn Me Right" from Disney Pixar animation Brave, The Black Keys, who contributed "Baddest Man Alive" to RZA's kung-fu movie The Man With The Iron Fists, and Karen O for "Strange Love" from Tim Burton's Frankenweenie and Fiona Apple's "Dull Tool", which will appear in Judd Apatow's upcoming comedy This Is 40.

Four tracks from Quentin Tarantino's forthcoming Western Django Unchained were also nominated, including Rick Ross' "100 Black Coffins" and John Legend's "Freedom".
Katy Perry's track 'Wide Awake' from her documentary and concert film Part Of Me is also shortlisted, along with Liz Phair's "Dotted Line" from People Like Us.
The songs making the final cut for nominations will be announced at a ceremony on January 10 before Seth MacFarlane hosts the 85th Annual Academy Awards on February 24.


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