The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the 59 songs to be considered in the original song category for the 80th Academy awards.

Four songs from new musical drama August Rush are included in the shortlist, while three tracks each from Dan In Real Life, Good Luck Chuck, Into the Wild and Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story are named.

And three of the soundtrack highlights from Christmas movie Enchanted - released in the UK tomorrow - are shortlisted for the award.

Voting members of the Academy will assemble in Beverley Hills and New York on January 15th to view clips in random order from each song, after which they will name the three, four or five songs to be nominated for the Oscar.

Five films are named twice in the list, namely Badland, Grace Is Gone, The Hottest State, Music and Lyrics and Once.

Reformed boyband Take That look a strong bet for a nomination for Rule the World from the Stardust soundtrack while the beautiful Le Festin by Camille from the soundtrack of Disney/Pixar comedy Ratatouille is also likely to feature.

The nominations for the 80th Academy awards will be announced on January 22nd.

The original songs, along with the motion picture in which each song is featured, are:

Do You Feel Me from American Gangster
At The Edge of the World from Arctic Tale
Someday from August Rush
This Time from August Rush
Raise It Up from August Rush
Break from August Rush
Nothing's There from Badland
The Devil's Lonely Fire from Badland
A Hero Comes Home from Beowulf
The Stars of Orion from Berkeley
Say from The Bucket List
To Be Surprised from Dan in Real Life
My Hands Are Shaking from Dan in Real Life
I'll Be OK from Dan in Real Life
December Boys from December Boys
So Close from Enchanted
That's How You Know from Enchanted
Happy Working Song from Enchanted
Atkozott Egy Elet from 56 Drops of Blood
O, Atyam! from 56 Drops of Blood
Eleg! from 56 Drops of Blood
A Dream from Freedom Writers
Lyra from The Golden Compass
Good Luck Chuck from Good Luck Chuck
Shut Me Out from Good Luck Chuck
I Was Zapped by the Lucky Super Rainbow from Good Luck Chuck
Grace Is Gone from Grace Is Gone
Lullabye for Wyatt from Grace Is Gone
Come So Far (Got So Far to Go) from Hairspray
The Tale of the Horny Frog from The Heartbreak Kid
China Doll from Honeydripper
It Will Stay With Us from The Hottest State
Never See You from The Hottest State
Society from Into the Wild
Guaranteed from Into the Wild
Rise from Into the Wild
First Amendment Blues from Larry Flynt: The Right To Be Left Alone
Hello (I Love You) from The Last Mimzy
Despedida from Love in the Time of Cholera
Huck's Tune from Lucky You
Little Wonders from Meet the Robinsons
Another Believer from Meet the Robinsons
Way Back into Love from Music and Lyrics
PoP! Goes My Heart from Music and Lyrics
Ordinary People from Music Within
Pretty Much Amazing from Nancy Drew
Falling Slowly from Once
If You Want Me from Once
Le Festin from Ratatouille
Land of Quiet Poems from Resurrecting the Champ
Love Will Still Be There from September Dawn
Royal Pain from Shrek the Third
Rule the World from Stardust
Before It's Too Late (Sam and Mikaela's Theme) from Transformers
Baby Don't You Cry from Waitress
Beautiful Ride from Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
Walk Hard from Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
Let's Duet from Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
Back Where You Belong from The Water Horse

13/12/2007 12:14:20