Best Original Song – 2016

Songs are ranked in order of likelihood of being nominated.

List Last Updated: 12/31/16

 

1) “City of Stars” La La Land

  • Distributor: Lionsgate
  • Director: Damien Chazelle
  • Music By: Justin Hurwitz
  • Lyrics By: Benj Pasek, Justin Paul
  • Performed By: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone
  • Where You Can See It: Theaters (Wide Release)

 

2) “How Far I’ll Go” – Moana

  • Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures
  • Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker
  • Music and Lyrics By: Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • Performed By: Auli’i Cravalho
  • Where You Can See It: Theaters (Wide Release)

 

3) “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” – Trolls

  • Distributor: 20th Century Fox
  • Directors: Walt Dohrn, Mike Mitchell
  • Music and Lyrics By: Max Martin, Shellback, Justin Timberlake
  • Performed ByJustin Timberlake
  • Where You Can See It: Theaters (Wide Release)

 

4) “Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” La La Land

  • Distributor: Lionsgate
  • Director: Damien Chazelle
  • Music By: Justin Hurwitz
  • Lyrics By: Benj Pasek, Justin Paul
  • Performed By: Emma Stone
  • Where You Can See It: Theaters (Wide Release)

 

5) “Heathens” – Suicide Squad

  • Distributor: Warner Brothers
  • Director: David Ayer
  • Music and Lyrics By: Tyler Joseph
  • Performed By: Twenty One Pilots
  • StarringWill Smith, Margot Robbie, Viola Davis
  • Where You Can See It: Amazon, Redbox

 

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6) “Drive It Like You Stole It” – Sing Street

  • Distributor: Warner Brothers
  • Director: John Carney
  • Music and Lyrics By: Gary Clark
  • Performed By: Ferdia Walsh-Peelo
  • Starring: Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Aidan Gillen, Maria Doyle Kennedy
  • Where You Can See It: Amazon

 

7) “The Rules Don’t Apply” – Rules Don’t Apply

  • Distributor: 20th Century Fox
  • DirectorWarren Beatty
  • Music and Lyrics By: Eddie Arkin and Lorraine Feather
  • Performed By: Lily Collins
  • Starring: Lily Collins, Alden Ehrenreich, Annette Benning
  • Where You Can See It: Theaters (Limited Release)

 

8) “Just Like Fire” – Alice Through the Looking Glass

  • Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures
  • Director: James Bobin
  • Music and Lyrics By: Oscar Holter, Max Martin, Pink, Shellback
  • Performed By: Pink
  • StarringMia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter
  • Where You Can See It: Amazon, Redbox

 

9) “Runnin'” – Hidden Figures

  • Distributor: 20th Century Fox
  • Director: Theodore Melfi
  • Music and Lyrics By: Pharrell Williams
  • Performed By: Pharrell Williams
  • Starring: Octavia Spencer, Kevin Costner, Janelle Monáe
  • Where You Can See It: Theaters (Limited Release), (Wide Release) – 1/6

 

10) “Dancing With Your Shadow” – Po

  • Distributor: Commonwealth Film Manufacturing/New Coast Productions
  • DirectorJohn Asher
  • Music and Lyrics By: Burt Bacharach
  • Performed By: Sheryl Crow
  • Starring: Christopher Gorham, Julian Feder, Kaitlin Doubleday
  • Where You Can See It: Theaters (Limited Release)