The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences just announced the nominations for The 86th Academy Awards this morning. The nominees are as follows:
Best Original Score
John Williams - The Book Thief
Steven Price - Gravity
William Butler and Owen Pallett - Her
Alexandre Desplat - Philomena
Thomas Newman - Saving Mr. Banks
Best Original Song
"Alone Yet Not Alone" - Music by Bruce Broughton and Lyrics by Dennis Spiegel for Alone Yet Not Alone
"Happy" - Music and Lyrics by Pharrell Williams for Despicable Me 2
"Let it Go" - Music and Lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez for Frozen
"The Moon Song" - Music by Karen O and Lyrics by Karen O and Spike Jonze for Her
"Ordinary Love" - Music by U2 and Lyrics by Bono for Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
This is John Williams' 49th Oscar nomination and he has won five Academy Awards to date. This is Thomas Newman's 12th nomination, though he hasn't taken one home, yet. A win for Alexandre Desplat would also be his first, though he has been nominated six times.
The Oscars will be held on March 2nd, 4:00 PT at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. A complete list of nominees for all categories is available at oscar.go.com/nominees.