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Songs by Alicia Keys, Pharrell Williams, Common and More Eligible for Oscars


Trae Patton/NBCPharrell Williams, Alicia Keys and Common are among the artists with songs among the 91 tracks eligible to be nominated for Best Original Song at the 2017 Oscars.

Among those tracks are Pharrell’s “I See a Victory” and “Runnin'” from Hidden Figures, which Williams also co-produced; Keys’ “Back to Life” from Disney’s Queen of Katwe; “Gone 2015” from the Miles Davis biopic, Miles Ahead, starring Don Cheadle; “I’m Still Here” from the music documentary, Miss Sharon Jones! and Common‘s “Letter to yhe Free” from Ava DuVernay‘s documentary 13th.  

Stevie Wonder‘s “Faith,” which was co-written with OneRepublic‘s Ryan Tedder for the animated film Sing, also is eligible for nomination.  

The tune was nominated for a Golden Globe award in the Best Original Song — Motion Picture category.  

For a song to be eligible, it “must consist of words and music, both of which are original and written specifically for the film” and must be a “clearly audible, intelligible, substantive rendition of both lyric and melody” used either during the film or as the first song you hear over the end credits.

The nominations for the 89th Oscars will be announced January 24, and the awards themselves will air live February 26 on ABC. 

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