VIDEO: Mary J. Blige, Diane Warren, Sufjan Stevens Nab Oscar Noms


Of all the Oscar contenders announced today, the nominations in the Original Song category could be the most interesting, pitting a pop music veteran against an R and B queen and revered alternative artist. Mary J. Blige gets a nod for her work on “Mighty River,” music veteran songwriter Diane Warren takes a bow for “Stand Up for Something,” and Sufjan Stevens takes the credit for “Mystery of Love.”

Check out the contenders:

Oscar Nods: Mighty River

“Mighty River” for the film Mudbound was written and is performed by Mary J Blige and was co-written by Raphael Saadiq and Taura Stinson. Blige is also up for a Supporting Actress award for her role in Mudbound.

Stand Up For Something

“Stand Up For Something” (“Marshall”) The original song was written for Marshall by GRAMMY, Emmy, and Golden Globe Award-winning and eight-time Academy Award-nominated legend Diane Warren and Lonnie R. Lynn Academy Award and performed GRAMMY Award-winning hip-hop icon and actor Common.

Warren appeared to have an early morning nomination party with pals, posting a video on Instagram and saying “Let’s get nominated for another f***ing Oscar!”  The nomination is her ninth.

Mystery of Love

“Mystery of Love” for Call Me by Your Name by Sufjan Stevens


Remember Me

“Remember Me” for the film Coco was written by the veteran couple Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez who have a knack for writing music that drives the story. The song is performed by Miguel and Natalia LaFourcade:

This Is Me

“This Is Me”  for The Greatest Showman was written by Oscar and Tony winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul  (La La Land, Dear Evan Hansen) and is performed by Keala Settle.

A Full List of Oscar Nominations:


  • “Call Me By Your Name”
  • “Darkest Hour”
  • “Dunkirk”
  • “Get Out”
  • “Lady Bird”
  • “Phantom Thread”
  • “The Post”
  • “The Shape of Water”
  • “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Actor in a leading role

  • Timothée Chalamet, “Call Me by Your Name”
  • Daniel Day-Lewis, “Phantom Thread”
  • Daniel Kaluuya, “Get Out”
  • Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour”
  • Denzel Washington, “Roman J. Israel, Esq.”

Actress in a leading role

  • Sally Hawkins, “The Shape of Water”
  • Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
  • Margot Robbie, “I, Tonya”
  • Saoirse Ronan, “Lady Bird”
  • Meryl Streep, “The Post”

Actor in a supporting role

  • Willem Dafoe, “The Florida Project”
  • Woody Harrelson, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” |
  • Richard Jenkins, “The Shape of Water”
  • Christopher Plummer, “All the Money in the World”
  • Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” |

Actress in a supporting role

  • Mary J. Blige, “Mudbound”
  • Allison Janney, “I, Tonya”
  • Lesley Manville, “Phantom Thread”
  • Laurie Metcalf, “Lady Bird”
  • Octavia Spencer, “The Shape of Water”


  • Paul Thomas Anderson, “Phantom Thread”
  • Guillermo del Toro, “The Shape of Water”
  • Greta Gerwig, “Lady Bird”
  • Christopher Nolan, “Dunkirk”
  • Jordan Peele, “Get Out”

Original screenplay

  • “The Big Sick”
  • “Get Out”
  • “Lady Bird”
  • “The Shape of Water”
  • “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Adapted Screenplay

  • “Call me By Your Name”
  • “The Disaster Artist”
  • “Logan”
  • “Molly’s Game”
  • “Mudbound”

Original song

  • “Mighty River” (“Mudbound”)
  • “Remember Me” (“Coco”)
  • “Mystery of Love” (“Call Me by Your Name”)
  • “This Is Me” (“The Greatest Showman”)
  • “Stand Up For Something” (“Marshall”)

Animated feature film

  • “Boss Baby”
  • “The Breadwinner”
  • “Coco”
  • “Ferdinand”
  • “Loving Vincent”

Animated short

  • “Dear Basketball”
  • “Garden Party”
  • “Lou”
  • “Negative Space”
  • “Revolting Rhymes”

Live action short

  • “DeKalb Entertainment”
  • “The Eleven O’Clock”
  • “My Nephew Emmett”
  • “The Silent Child”
  • “Watu Wote/All of Us”

Documentary feature

  • “Abacus: Too Small To Jail”
  • “Faces Places”
  • “Icarus”
  • “Last Men in Aleppo”
  • “Strong Island”

Documentary short

  • “Edith + Eddie”
  • “Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405s”
  • “Heroine(e)”
  • “Knife Skills”
  • “Traffic Stop”

Foreign language film

  • “A Fantastic Woman”
  • “The Insult”
  • “Loveless”
  • “The Square”
  • “On Body and Soul”

Production design

  • “Beauty and the Beast”
  • “Blade Runner 2049”
  • “Darkest Hour”
  • “Dunkirk”
  • “The Shape of Water”


  • “Blade Runner 2049”
  • “Darkest Hour”
  • “Dunkirk”
  • “Mudbound”
  • “The Shape of Water”

Costume design

  • “Beauty”
  • “Darkest Hour”
  • “Phantom Thread
  • “The Shape of Water”
  • “Victoria and Abdul”

Sound editing

  • “Baby Driver”
  • “Blade Runner 2049”
  • “Dunkirk”
  • “The Shape of Water”
  • “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

Sound mixing

  • “Baby Driver”
  • “Blade Runner 2049”
  • “Dunkirk”
  • “The Shape of Water”
  • “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

Original score

  • John Williams, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”
  • Alexander Desplat,“The Shape of Water”
  • Hans Zimmer, “Dunkirk”
  • Carter Burwell, “Three Billboards”

Visual effects

  • “Blade Runner 2049”
  • “Guardians of the Galxay Vol. 2”
  • “Kong: Skull Island”
  • “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”
  • “War for the Planet of the Apes”

Film editing

  • “Baby Driver”
  • “Dunkirk”
  • “i, Tonya”
  • “The Shape of Water”
  • “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Makeup and hairstyling

  • “Darkest Hour”
  • “Vicotria and Abdul”
  • “Wonder”

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