10 Oscar-Nominated Films with Remarkable Soundtracks

91st Academy Awards

The 91st Academy Awards take place on Sunday and (as ever) there are some stellar scores and soundtracks up for consideration. Here's our list of the most notable music nominees for this year's Oscars.

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A Star Is Born (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Music by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson & Others
Performed by Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper

The fourth remake of the original 1937 film, A Star Is Born was a true box-office smash last year. The movie has been nominated for a whopping eight Oscars, including the coveted Best Picture award. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's collaborative soundtrack played a huge part in its success. Having already won a Golden Globe and two Grammy Awards this year, it's hard not to see emotive duet "Shallow" picking up the award for Best Original Song, despite some pretty tough competition.

Mary Poppins Returns (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman
Performed by Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda & Company

The follow-up to the classic 1964 film, Mary Poppins Returns sees Emily Blunt assume the role of Mary Poppins, starring alongside Hamilton creator and Moana composer Lin-Manuel Miranda, who plays street lamplighter Jack. The music and score for the film were put in the trusted hands of Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman who have been rewarded with a Best Original Score nomination for their efforts. And it's no surprise to see the beautiful ballad "The Place Where Lost Things Go" in the list of nominations for Best Original Song.

Bohemian Rhapsody (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Music by Freddie Mercury & Queen

Up against A Star Is Born for Best Picture is the rocktastic Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody. While the film is ineligible for Best Original Song – as the soundtrack comprises all of the classic Queen songs we know and love – Rami Malek is the clear front-runner in the Best Actor category for his sensational performance as lead singer Freddie Mercury.

Black Panther (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Original score by Ludwig Göransson
Additional music by Kendrick Lamar, Sza & Others

Despite several nominations over the years, Marvel are yet to pick up an Oscar win. 2019 might just be their year, however, with Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther up for seven awards between them. The latter features a superb soundtrack produced by Kendrick Lamar (alongside some of the biggest names in music), and also boasts a fantastic score, courtesy of Grammy-winning producer Ludwig Göransson. Göransson toured Africa to research and record traditional African music for the film and the result is a lively contender for the Best Original Score award. Furthermore, Kendrick Lamar's collaboration with SZA on "All the Stars" is up for Best Original Song, with "Shallow" as its main competition for the prize.

Honorable Mentions

Having won a Golden Globe for Best Original Score earlier this year, La La Land composer Justin Hurwitz is unfortunate to miss out on a Best Original Score nomination for First Man. Nonetheless, the film is up for four awards, including Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing.

Similarly, Michael Giacchino's barnstorming score for Incredibles 2 isn't recognized, but the film will hope to outdo Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Ralph Breaks the Internet for Best Animated Feature.

Despite excellent music scores, both Solo: A Star Wars Story (John Williams & John Powell) and Christopher Robin (Geoff Zanelli & Jon Brion) will have to settle for just a single nomination each in the Visual Effects category.

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