John Legend, Common, Glen Campbell Nominated For Oscar

. (Radio.com) At a press conference this morning (Jan. 15) in California, the nominations were announced for the 87th Annual Academy Awards. In addition to acting, directing and Best Picture categories, the announcement included two music categories-both of which offered up a few surprises.

This year's nominees for Best Original Song include John Legend and Common for the song "Glory" from Selma; "Everything is Awesome" written by Shawn Patterson from The Lego Movie, where it's performed by the Lonely Island and Tegan and Sara; "Grateful" written by Diane Warren from Beyond the Lights where it's performed by Rita Ora; "I'm Not Going To Miss You" by Glen Campbell and Julian Raymond from the documentary Glen Campbell…I'll Be Me; and "Lost Stars" by Gregg Alexander-the singer from the New Radicals-and Danielle Brisebois from the film Begin Again starring Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo (both of whom earned acting nominations as well).

Regarding the Best Original Song category, note that it's the songwriters who are nominated for the award, not the performer.

John Legend and Common took home the award for Best Original Song at the Golden Globes this past Sunday. But that doesn't mean they have the edge when it comes to winning Oscar gold.

The 2015 nominees for Best Original Score include Alexandre Desplat for The Imitation Game and The Grand Budapest Hotel, Gary Yershon for Mr. Turner, Hans Zimmer for Christopher Nolan's Interstellar and Jóhann Jóhannsson for the Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything. He just took home the prize for Best Original Score at the Golden Globes. Read more here.

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