News

Music from ‘Great Gatsby’ leads Oscars best song nominations

Music from ‘Great Gatsby’ leads Oscars best song nominations

OSCAR NOMINATIONS: Director Baz Luhrmann, left, and actor Leonardo DiCaprio pose for photographers during a photo call for The Great Gatsby at the 66th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, May 15. Photo: Associated Press/Francois Mori

Songs from films as diverse as “All is Lost,” “Austenland,” “Frozen,” “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” and “The Great Gatsby” have the chance to make Oscars history next year after making it to the Academy Awards long list.

Seventy-five songs from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2013 are in contention for nominations in the Original Song category for the 86th annual Oscars.

“The Great Gatsby” and “Kamasutra 3D” lead the list with five songs apiece, followed by “Austenland” with four mentions.

The nominations list will be announced on Jan. 16 and the Best Song Oscar will be handed out on March 2.

Recent Headlines

in Local

General Assembly Keeps Proposed Bills Moving

Illinois General Assembly

Several proposed bills currently being debated in the State Legislature.

in Local

ADA Event Brings Backlash Against State Funding Cuts

ADA 25

Chicago man at event sounds off on how cuts to state programs will affect his life.

in Local

Sex Offender Sentenced for Attempting to Lure Central Illinois Minor

justice scale

Joseph Cain Harrison was found guilty in December.

in Local

Former Springfield Hospital Director Will Plead Guilty

MARGARET CURTIN 122530

Margaret Curtin to change plea deal after previously pleading not guilty.

in Local

$54 Million Embezzlement from City of Dixon Now Subject of College Courses

Accounting

Case is being taught in accounting and forensic accounting courses.