Coldplay, Patti Smith Among Possible Best Original Song Oscar Nominees

Anton CorbjinThe Academy has revealed the songs that are in the running for a best original song nomination at the Oscars.

Among the 79 eligible songs are Coldplay’s “Miracles,” from the Angelina Jolie film Unbroken, and Patti Smith’s “Mercy Is,” as sung by Russell Crowe in Noah.

Lorde’s “Yellow Flicker Beat,” which was featured prominently on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1 soundtrack curated by the 18-year-old singer, is also a top contender.  

To be eligible, a song must consist of words and music that are original and written specifically for a film. An audible rendition of the song must be used in the body of the film or as the first music cue in the end credits. The nominees will be announced Thursday, January 15, 2015, and the Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 22, 2015.

The complete list of potential nominees can be found at

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