The Black Keys, Arcade Fire miss out on Best Original Song Oscar nomination

blackkeyswide1 450x298Adele‘s theme-tune for the 2012 James Bond film Skyfall has been nominated for this year’s Best Original Song Oscar, but the likes of Arcade Fire, Mumford & Sons and The Black Keys have all missed the cut.

A 75-song longlist was released last month, with The Black Keys making the list for ‘Baddest Man Alive‘ which features on the kung-fu movie The Man With The Iron Fists, while Mumford & Sons landed a mention thanks to ‘Learn Me Right‘ – taken from the Disney Pixar animation Brave. Arcade Fire’s ‘Abraham’s Daughter‘, an inclusion on The Hunger Games soundtrack, was also in with a chance, as were Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Fiona Apple.

However, the final nominees were unveiled at a special ceremony in Los Angeles today (January 10th), and it’s actor Hugh Jackman’s in Les Misérables, Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane’s ‘Everybody Needs A Friend‘ from Ted, ‘Pi’s Lullaby‘ –  from Ang Lee’s Life of Pi – and ‘Before My Time‘ from Chasing Ice which make the final cut.

This year’s Academy Awards will take place on February 24th.

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