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Rick Ross Nominated for Best Original Song Oscar

By December 12, 2012

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Well, this is odd. Another hip-hop artist has managed to crack the Best Original Song shortlist for the 85th Academy Awards (word to Triple 6). The 75 songs from eligible 2012 films include Rozay's "100 Black Coffins" from Django Unchained and The Black Keys' "Baddest Man Alive," from RZA's kung fu flick, The Man with the Iron Fists

The Academy explained its Original Song rules in a press release. "To be eligible, a song must consist of words and music, both of which are original and written specifically for the film," it reads. "A clearly audible, intelligible, substantive rendition of both lyric and melody must be used in the body of the film or as the first music cue in the end credits."

Full list of nominees below:

  • "For You" from "Act of Valor"
  • "Metaphorical Blanket" from "Any Day Now"
  • "Let It Rain" from "Being Flynn"
  • "Learn Me Right" from "Brave"
  • "Touch the Sky" from "Brave"
  • "Airport" from "Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best"
  • "Come on Girl" from "Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best"
  • "Someday" from "Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best"
  • "Protect the King" from "Brooklyn Castle"
  • "California Solo" from "California Solo"
  • "Casa De Mi Padre" from "Casa De Mi Padre"
  • "Del Cielo" from "Casa De Mi Padre"
  • "Yo No Se" from "Casa De Mi Padre"
  • "No Other Plans" from "Celeste and Jesse Forever"
  • "Before My Time" from "Chasing Ice"
  • "By the Light of the Moon" from "Crossroad"
  • "The Sambola! International Dance Craze" from "Damsels in Distress"
  • "When You Comin' Home" from "Darling Companion"
  • "Death by China" from "Death by China"
  • "Delhi Safari" from "Delhi Safari"
  • "Ancora Qui" from "Django Unchained"
  • "Freedom" from "Django Unchained"
  • "100 Black Coffins" from "Django Unchained"
  • "Who Did That to You?" from "Django Unchained"
  • "How Bad Can I Be?" from "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax"
  • "Let It Grow" from "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax"
  • "Thneedville" from "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax"
  • "Ain't No Train" from "Downtown Express"
  • "You Don't Have to Be a Star" from "Fame High"
  • "Jose's Martyrdom" from "For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada"
  • "Strange Love" from "Frankenweenie"
  • "Voodoo" from "Halloween Party"
  • "Luna Nascosta" from "Hidden Moon"
  • "Song of the Lonely Mountain" from "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
  • "Abraham's Daughter" from "The Hunger Games"
  • "Master of the Seas" from "Ice Age Continental Drift"
  • "We Are" from "Ice Age Continental Drift"
  • "Looking for a Sign" from "Jeff, Who Lives at Home"
  • "From Here to the Moon and Back" from "Joyful Noise"
  • "He's Everything" from "Joyful Noise"
  • "I'm Yours" from "Joyful Noise"
  • "Wide Awake" from "Katy Perry: Part of Me"
  • "Cosmonaut" from "Lawless"
  • "Beaten Up and Broken Down" from "Least among Saints"
  • "Suddenly" from "Les MisÚrables"
  • "Pi's Lullaby" from "Life of Pi"
  • "When I Grow Up" from "Losing Control"
  • "Love Always Comes as a Surprise" from "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted"
  • "Ladies of Tampa" from "Magic Mike"
  • "The Baddest Man Alive" from "The Man with the Iron Fists"
  • "This Gift" from "The Odd Life of Timothy Green"
  • "Still Alive" from "Paul Williams Still Alive"
  • "Dotted Line" from "People Like Us"
  • "Snake Eyes" from "Promised Land"
  • "Razors.Out" from "The Raid: Redemption"
  • "I'm Not Leaving" from "Re:Generation"
  • "Still Dream" from "Rise of the Guardians"
  • "Undercover Love" from "Rock of Ages"
  • "Big Machine" from "Safety Not Guaranteed"
  • "I Be Here" from "Saint Dracula"
  • "I Have Secrets" from "Saint Dracula"
  • "Skyfall" from "Skyfall"
  • "Breath of Life" from "Snow White and the Huntsman"
  • "Gone" from "Snow White and the Huntsman"
  • "One Wing" from "Sparkle"
  • "Not Running Anymore" from "Stand Up Guys"
  • "Feel Love" from "Struck by Lightning"
  • "Everybody Needs a Best Friend" from "Ted"
  • "Never Had" from "10 Years"
  • "Dull Tool" from "This Is 40″
  • "She Won't Let Go" from "Until They Are Home"
  • "Kiss Me Goodbye" from "Virginia"
  • "Anything Made of Paper" from "West of Memphis"
  • "Hashishet Albi" from "Where Do We Go Now?"
  • "When Can I See You Again?" from "Wreck-It Ralph"

The 85th Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Thursday, January 10, 2013.

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