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The five songs nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song include offerings from The Weeknd, Lady Gaga and Sam Smith. Is there a clear favorite?

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson takes a listen to all of the nominated songs with academy member Mason Daring. Daring is a composer of dozens of soundtracks and a professor of film scoring at Berklee College of Music.

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Hear The Nominees For Best Original Song

“Earned It” from “Fifty Shades of Grey”

Music and lyrics by The Weeknd, Ahmad Balshe, Jason Daheala Quenneville and Stephan Moccio. Performed by The Weeknd


“Til It Happens To You” from “The Hunting Ground”

Music and lyrics by Diane Warren and Lady Gaga. Performed by Lady Gaga


“Manta Ray” from “Racing Extinction”

Music by J. Ralph; lyrics by Antony Hegarty. Performed by Antony Hegerty


“Simple Song #3” from “Youth”

Music and lyrics by David Lang. Performed by South Korean opera singer Sumi Jo


“Writing’s on the Wall” from “Spectre”

Music and lyrics by Sam Smith and Jimmy Napes. Performed by Sam Smith



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