The category of Best Original Song was first introduced at the 7th Academy Awards, honoring the best films of 1934. The first winner was “The Continental” from the film, “The Gay Divorcee.” But is that first Oscar-winning song among our list of the best Oscar-winning original songs? Click through our photo gallery to find out if your favorite made our list.
Many of the winners in this category have become pop music standards, with winning tunes sung by the likes of Bing Crosby, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Celine Dion, and Adele. Crosby holds the record as the original singer performing the most Oscar-winning songs with four victories for his songwriters. Vocalists originating three Oscar-winners are Bob Hope, Jennifer Warnes, and Sinatra.
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