U2, Brian Wilson, Van Morrison & more shortlisted for Oscar nominations for Best Original Song

Courtesy of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

U2, Brian Wilson and Van Morrison are among the music artists that have made the shortlist to be nominated for a Best Original Song award for the 2022 Oscars.

Among the finalists in the Best Original Song category are U2’s Sing 2 track “Your Song Saved My Life”;  “Right Where I Belong,” from the Wilson documentary Long Promised Road, which the Beach Boys legend co-wrote with My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James;  and Morrison’s “Down to Joy,” from the film Belfast.

Meanwhile, a few music-related movies also were chosen for the shortlist of the Best Documentary Feature prize, including the Todd Haynes-directed The Velvet Underground, about the influential Lou Reed-led rock band.

The 2022 Oscar nominees will be announced February 8. The ceremony takes place March 27 on ABC.

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