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Taylor Swift's 'Cats' Song Has Been Shut Out of the Oscar Race

Taylor Swift's 'Cats' Song Has Been Shut Out of the Oscar Race

Fans who were hoping to see Taylor Swift get nominated for her first Academy Award will be upset to find out that her song “Beautiful Ghosts” has already been shut out of the race.

The 30-year-old singer co-wrote the song with composer Andrew Lloyd Webber for the new movie Cats and they recently earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song.

Most experts considered “Beautiful Ghosts” to be a lock for a nomination at the Oscars, but the Academy just announced the fifteen songs advancing in the Best Original Song category and it didn’t make the cut.

Among the songs that are eligible are ones from Aladdin, Frozen 2, Harriet, The Lion King, Parasite, Rocketman, Toy Story 4, and more.

Click inside to find out which songs are still in the running…

Here is the statement from the Academy:

Fifteen songs will advance in the Original Song category for the 92nd Academy Awards. Seventy-five songs were eligible in the category. Members of the Music Branch vote to determine the shortlist and the nominees.

The original songs, along with the motion picture in which each song is featured, are listed below in alphabetical order by film title and song title:

“Speechless” from “Aladdin”
“Letter To My Godfather” from “The Black Godfather”
“I’m Standing With You” from “Breakthrough”
“Da Bronx” from “The Bronx USA”
“Into The Unknown” from “Frozen II”
“Stand Up” from “Harriet”
“Catchy Song” from “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part”
“Never Too Late” from “The Lion King”
“Spirit” from “The Lion King”
“Daily Battles” from “Motherless Brooklyn”
“A Glass of Soju” from “Parasite”
“(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” from “Rocketman”
“High Above The Water” from “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am”
“I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away” from “Toy Story 4”
“Glasgow” from “Wild Rose”

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Posted to: 2020 Oscars, Cats, Movies, Taylor Swift