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Best Original Song written directly for a Film
Best Original Song written directly for a Film
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The World Soundtrack Academy rewards the song with either the most original lyrics, the most original music, or both. There must be a clear audible, intelligible, substantive rendition of both lyric and melody used in the body of film or as the first song in the end credits.

Nominees for Best Original Song written directly for a Film 2017

  • Can’t Stop the Feeling
    from “Tolls”
    music & Lyrics by Justin Timberlake, Max Martin and Karl Johan Schuster (aka Shellback) performed by Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, other cast members
  • City of Stars
    from “La La Land”
    music by Justin Hurwitz
    lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul performed by Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone
  • How Far I’ll Go
    from “Moana”
    music & lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda performed by Auli’i Cravalho
  • Never Give Up
    from: “Lion”
    music & lyrics by Sia Furler and Greg Kurstin performed by Sia
  • Runnin’
    from “Hidden Figures”
    music & lyrics by Pharrell Williams performed by Pharrell Williams


2016 - Anomalisa


Burwell Carter

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