Tunes recorded by Pat Benatar and Stevie Nicks are among 70 compositions eligible to be nominated for Best Original Song at the 2018 Academy Awards.
The Benatar song that’s qualified for an Oscar nod is “Dancing Through the Wreckage.” It’s featured in the documentary Served Like a Girl, which focused on female military veterans who are competing in the Ms. Veteran America competition. She co-wrote the tune with her husband and longtime guitarist Neil Giraldo and acclaimed songwriter/producer Linda Perry.
Nicks recorded her eligible song, “Your Hand I Will Never Let It Go,” for the dramatic flick The Book of Henry, which stars Naomi Watts. It was written by Ryan Miller, the lead singer of the Boston-based alternative-rock act Guster. Should the song be nominated, the nomination would go to Miller, not Nicks.
Other songs deemed eligible for an Oscar nomination include Elvis Costello‘s “You Shouldn’t Look at Me That Way,” from Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool; and “Buddy’s Business,” a tune that soul greats The O’Jays recorded for the action thriller Brawl in Cell Block 99. Check out the full list at Oscars.org.
The nominations for the 2018 Oscars will be revealed January 23, and the award ceremony itself will air March 4 on ABC.
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