This questions came to my mind because The oscars are not like the grammys, the grammys nominate all the songwriters (not matter if they are like 50), but the oscars nominate the main songwriters, like 2 or 3 songwriters, rarely more than that.
Example: Beyonce was not nominated for “Listen” at the oscars, but she got the nomination for the song at the golden globes. She can fool the golden globes, but not the oscars.
Lets check last year nominees at the oscars:
“Everything Is Awesome” – The Lego Movie
Grammy nominees: Joshua Bartholomew, Lisa Harriton, Shawn Patterson, Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer & Jorma Taccone
Oscar nominee: Shawn Patterson
“Glory” – Selma
Grammy nominees: Lonnie Lynn, Che Smith & John Stephens
Oscar nominees: John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn
So, who do you think will be nominated for “Love Me Like You Do”?
“Love Me Like You Do” – Fifty Shades Of Grey
Grammy nominees: Savan Kotecha, Max Martin, Tove Lo, Ali Payami & Ilya Salmanzadeh
Oscar nominees: ¿?
I think they’ll just nominate these three: Savan Kotecha, Max Martin and Ali Payami.
They seem to have made the largest contribution to the composition of the song.
Everyone should be nominated, in my opinion. I don’t think it’s okay to ignore somebody collaboration in a project. who decides who did the most? It’s unfair.
“Love Me Like You Do” will NOT be nominated for an Oscar.
I hope it’s not nominated. I would rather see “Earned it” or “Salted Wounds” nominated.
I didn’t know this so I looked for the rules for the Best Original Song and it says that only the principal composer and songwriter are nominated. And they exclude music supervisors, partial contributors, and producers/arrengers that are not responisble for the creation of the song.
According to Wikipedia, “Love Me Like You Do” was written by five people. However, Max Martin and Ali Payami were not only responsible for the lyrics but also the production and the instrumentation. Therefore, it seems that this two would be the nominees.
I also think that everyone involved in the song should be nominated.