All 15 Best Original Song Oscar contenders: Complete list of songwriters includes Lady Gaga, Dolly Parton, Troye Sivan, Kendrick Lamar and ??

Academy Awards officials released a short list of contenders for Best Original Song on Monday. It was the first time ever that the composers branch has whittled a massive number of entries down to just 15 tunes and announced those names to the public. Top stars are among the songwriters eligible to win an Oscar, including Lady Gaga, Dolly Parton, Troye Sivan, Kendrick Lamar and more.

We’ve got the complete list of the songwriters and performers for each of the 15 candidates below. Keep in mind that only the writers would actually be nominated on January 22 for Academy Awards, but you might see some of the performers on stage for the ceremony. Also keep in mind that these are the songwriters listed by the studios on the campaign websites and FYC materials. There have been times in the past where members of the music branch have ruled some writers ineligible if they felt those people didn’t do enough work to officially be nominated.

A special thanks to our forums member RBBrittain for pointing out several of these names in our forums post about the song category.

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (“When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings”)
Writers: David Rawlings, Gillian Welch
Performers: Willie Watson, Tim Blake Nelson

Beautiful Boy (“Treasure”)
Writer: Sampha Sisay
Performer: Sampha

Black Panther (“All The Stars”)
Writers: Kendrick Lamar, Anthony Tiffith, Mark Spears, Solána Rowe, Al Shuckburgh
Performers: Kendrick Lamar, SZA

Boy Erased (“Revelation”)
Writers: Troye Sivan Mellet, Jón Birgisson
Performers: Troye Sivan, Jónsi

Dumplin’ (“Girl In The Movies”)
Writers: Dolly Parton, Linda Perry
Performer: Dolly Parton

The Hate U Give (“We Won’t Move”)
Writer: Jessica Karpov, Kevin White, Mike Woods
Performer: Arlissa

Mary Poppins Returns (“The Place Where Lost Things Go”)
Writers: Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman
Performer: Emily Blunt

Mary Poppins Returns (“Trip A Little Light Fantastic”
Writers: Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman
Performers: Lin-Manuel Miranda with Emily Blunt, Tarik Frimpong, Pixie Davies, Joel Dawson, Nathanael Saleh & Leeries

Quincy (“Keep Reachin'”)
Writers: Mark Ronson, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Wyatt, Chaka Khan, Quincy Jones
Performers: Mark Ronson, Chaka Khan, Quincy Jones

RBG (“I’ll Fight”)
Writer: Diane Warren
Performer: Jennifer Hudson

Ralph Breaks the Internet (“A Place Called Slaughter Race”)
Writers: Alan Menken (music); Phil Johnston, Tom MacDougall (lyrics)
Performers: Sarah Silverman, Gal Gadot, Steve Amerson, Michael Bannett, Eric Bradley, Laura Dickinson, Kelci Hahn, Ayana Haviv, Clydene Jackson, Sara Mann, Jasper Randall, Jessica Rotter, Fletcher Sheridan, Greg Whipple

Sorry to Bother You (“OYAHYTT”)
Writers: Boots Riley, Ryan Christopher Parks, Damion Gallegos
Performers: The Coup featuring Lakeith Stanfield

A Star Is Born (“Shallow”)
Writers: Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, Andrew Wyatt
Performers: Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper

Suspiria (“Suspirium”)
Writer: Thom Yorke
Performer: Thom Yorke

Widows (“The Big Unknown”)
Writers: Sade Adu, Ben Travers
Performer: Sade

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