The LGBTQ community and our voracious supporters are more than likely going to have one heck of a night at the Oscars next year given the good news that has happened so far for us.
The shortlist for Best Original Song at the 2019 Oscars ceremony was released earlier this week, where Lady Gaga, Troye Sivan, Dolly Parton and yes, Sarah Silverman, are included on the list.
There are 15 songs in the shortlist, which will be whittled down to a much smaller number when the actual nominations are announced on January 22nd.
Gaga is in the running for the song “Shallow” alongside Bradley Cooper from A Star is Born. They also scored a nomination in this category at the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards, taking place on January 6th.
“Shallow” became a huge hit for them outside of the movie theaters, where it placed in the top 5 on Billboard’s Hot 100 earlier this year. Expect this to be a major front runner during both big ceremonies.
Sivan is also on the shortlist for the song “Revelation” from the film Boy Erased. He co-wrote it with musician, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Jonsi. Just like Gaga and Cooper, they also scored a Golden Globe nod in this category.
Dolly Parton’s song “Girl in the Movies” from the Jennifer Aniston-starring flick Dumplin made it onto the shortlist as well. All three of these songs are up at the Golden Globes, along with Kendrick Lamar & SZA’s “All the Stars” (Black Panther) and Annie Lenox’s “Requiem for a Private War” (A Private War).
Oddly enough Lenox is not on the shortlist for her song at The Oscars. Sarah Silverman is, however, as she and Gal Gadot’s “A Place Called Slaughter Race” from Ralph Breaks the Internet is a contender.
Here are the other tracks on the Oscars shortlist:
Willie Watson, Tim Blake Nelson and Willie Watson – “When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings” (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs)
Sampha – “Treasure” (Beautiful Boy)
Arlissa – “We Won’t Move” (The Hate U Give)
Emily Blunt – “The Place Where Lost Things Go” (Mary Poppins Returns)
Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda – “Trip A Little Light Fantastic” (Mary Poppins Returns)
Quincy Jones, Chaka Khan and Mark Ronson – “Keep Reachin’” (Quincy)
Jennifer Hudson and Diane Warren – “I’ll Fight” (RBG)
The Coup and Lakeith Stanfield – “OYAHYTT” (Sorry to Bother You)
Thom Yorke – “Suspirium” (Suspiria)
Sade – “The Big Unknown” (Widows)