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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 2018

‘Black Panther’ from “Black Panther”
Music & lyrics by Kendrick Lamar, Kevin Gomringer, Tim Gomringer, Solana I Rowe, Matt Schaeffer, Mark Anthony Spears and Anthony Tiffith
Performed by Kendrick Lamar

Other nominees were:

- ‘Never Forget’ from “Murder on the Orient Express”
Music by Patrick Doyle
Lyrics by Kenneth Branagh
Performed by Michelle Pfeiffer

- ‘Remember Me’ from “Coco”
Music & lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
Performed by Benjamin Bratt

- ‘Stand up for Something’ from “Marshall”
Lyrics by Diane Warren and Common
Music by Diane Warren
Performed by Andra Day ft. Common

- ‘This is me’ from “The Greatest Showman”
Music & lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Performed by Keala Settle & The Greatest Showman Ensemble


2018 - 'Black Panther'

Lamar Kendrick

'Black Panther'
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2018 WINNER Listen on Spotify
2017 - La La Land - City of Stars

Justin Hurwitz

La La Land - City of Stars
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2017 WINNER Listen on Spotify
2016 - Anomalisa

Burwell Carter

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2016 WINNER Listen on Spotify
Year Composer Score Nominees Spotify
2015 Santaolalla Gustavo The Book of Life View nominees
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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