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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 “Trolls”
    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

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2017 - La La Land - City of Stars

Justin Hurwitz

La La Land - City of Stars
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2016 - Anomalisa

Burwell Carter

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2016 WINNER Listen on Spotify
2015 - The Book of Life

Santaolalla Gustavo

The Book of Life
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2015 WINNER Listen on Spotify
Year Composer Score Nominees Spotify
2014 Williams Pharrell Despicable Me 2 View nominees
2013 Adele Skyfall View nominees
2012 Byrne Brian Albert Nobbs View nominees
2011 Newman Randy Toy Story 3 View nominees
2010 Bingham Ryan Crazy Heart View nominees
2009 Rahman Allah Rakha Slumdog Millionaire View nominees
2008 Newman Thomas Wall-E View nominees
2007 Arnold David Casino Royale View nominees
2006 Newman Randy Cars View nominees
2005 Stewart Dave Alfie View nominees
2004 Sting Cold Mountain View nominees
2003 Clayton Adam Gangs of New York View nominees
2002 Newman Randy Monsters Inc. View nominees
2001 Baerwald David Moulin Rouge! View nominees

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