Barbie’s Surprising Entry and Olivia Rodrigo’s Ballad: Oscars 2024 Best Original Song Shortlist Unveiled

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In a thrilling turn of events, the shortlist for the 2024 OscarsBest Original Song category has been revealed, featuring an eclectic mix of tunes, including unexpected entries from Barbie and a standout ballad from Olivia Rodrigo.

The potential nominees include three tracks from Barbie’s repertoire: “I’m Just Ken” performed by Ryan Gosling, “What Was I Made For?” by the iconic Billie Eilish (previous winner for “No Time To Die”), and “Dance The Night” by the ever-talented Dua Lipa.

The competition heats up with Olivia Rodrigo’s emotive ballad, “Can’t Catch Me Now,” featured in The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes, and the celestial “Dear Alien (Who Art In Heaven)” from Asteroid City.

Here’s the full list of potential nominees:

  1. “It Never Went Away” from American Symphony
  2. “Dear Alien (Who Art In Heaven)” from Asteroid City
  3. “Dance The Night” from Barbie
  4. “I’m Just Ken” from Barbie
  5. “What Was I Made For?” from Barbie
  6. “Keep It Movin'” from The Color Purple
  7. “Superpower (I)” from The Color Purple
  8. “The Fire Inside” from Flamin’ Hot
  9. “High Life” from Flora and Son
  10. “Meet In The Middle” from Flora and Son
  11. “Can’t Catch Me Now” from The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes
  12. “Wahzhazhe (A Song For My People)” from Killers of the Flower Moon
  13. “Quiet Eyes” from Past Lives
  14. “Road To Freedom” from Rustin
  15. “Am I Dreaming” from Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

The 96th Academy Awards are scheduled to air on March 10, 2024. Stay tuned to find out which of these musical gems will take home the coveted Oscar.