Wednesday, January 22, 2014

U2.COM : Oscar Nomination

'Ordinary Love', written for Mandela:Long Walk To Freedom was among this week's nominations for Best Original Song at the 2014 Academy Awards. The band have been speaking about what a great honour it is.

"We are humbled and honoured that Ordinary Love has been nominated for an Oscar… it was a privilege to be asked to write a song for this extraordinary film, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, and to help tell this extraordinary love story. We have been working for this great man since we were teenagers and for our song to be recognised in this way by the Academy is beyond our wildest teenage dreams."

The other nominations for Best Original Song are: 'Alone Yet Not Alone' from the film of the same name (music by Bruce Broughton, lyric by Dennis Spiegel);  'Happy' from Despicable Me 2 (music and lyric by Pharrell Williams); 'Let It Go' from Frozen (music and lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez) and 'The Moon Song'  from Her (music by Karen O; Lyric by Karen O and Spike Jonze.)

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