21 Musicians You Didn’t Know Were Nominated For Oscars

“His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy.”

1. The Beatles

Category: Best Original Song Score
Film: Let It Be (1971)
Won (Quincy Jones accepted the award on their behalf)

ID: 2360978

2. Diana Ross

ABC / Via Youtube.com

Category: Best Actress
Film: Lady Sings the Blues (1972)
Lost (To Liza Minnelli for Cabaret)

ID: 2528599

3. Duke Ellington

Category: Scoring of a Musical Production
Film: Paris Blues (1961)
Lost (To Saul Chaplin, Johnny Green, Sid Ramin, and Irwin Kostal for West Side Story)

ID: 2528820

4. Stevie Wonder

Category: Best Original Song (“I Just Called to Say I Love You”)
Film: The Woman in Red (1984)

ID: 2361087

5. Eminem

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Category: Best Original Song (“Lose Yourself”)
Film: 8 Mile (2002)
Won (Luis Resto accepted the award on his behalf)

ID: 2527489

6. Queen Latifah

Category: Best Supporting Actress
Film: Chicago (2002)
Lost (To Catherine Zeta-Jones for Chicago)

ID: 2528700

7. Bruce Springsteen

Category: Best Original Song (“Streets of Philadelphia”)
Film: Philadelphia (1993)
Springsteen was also nominated for Best Original Song for “Dead Man Walkin’” from Dead Man Walking (1995), but lost to Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz for “Colors of the Wind” from Pocahontas (1995).

ID: 2362986

8. Pete Townshend

Category: Adaptation Score
Film: Tommy (1975)
Lost (To Leonard Rosenman for Barry Lyndon)

ID: 2528517

9. Peggy Lee

Category: Best Supporting Actress
Film: Pete Kelly’s Blues (1955)
Lost (To Jo Van Fleet for East of Eden)

ID: 2528770

10. Tom Waits

Category: Best Music/Original Song Score
Film: One from the Heart (1982)
Lost (To Henry Mancini and Leslie Bricusse for Victor Victoria)

ID: 2528873

11. Dolly Parton

Category: Best Original Song (“9 to 5”)
Film: 9 to 5 (1980)
Lost (To Michael Gore and Dean Pitchford for “Fame” from Fame)
Parton was also nominated in 2006 for Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song for “Travelin’ Thru” from Transamerica.

ID: 2533280

12. Prince

ABC / Via oscars.org

Category: Best Original Song Score
Film: Purple Rain (1984)

ID: 2361047

13. Melissa Etheridge

Category: Best Original Song (“I Need to Wake Up”)
Film: An Inconvenient Truth (2006)

ID: 2527622

14. Lionel Richie

ABC / Via YouTube.com

Category: Best Original Song (“Say You, Say Me”)
Film: White Nights (1986)
Richie was also nominated for Best Original Song for “Endless Love” from Endless Love (1981), “Miss Celie’s Blues (Sister)” from The Color Purple (1985) with Quincy Jones and Rod Temperton.

ID: 2361130

15. Ann-Margret

ABC / Via Youtube.com

Category: Best Actress
Film: Tommy (1975)
Lost (To Louise Fletcher for One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest)
Ann-Margret was also nominated in 1971 for Best Supporting Actress for Carnal Knowledge.

ID: 2528621

16. Sissy Spacek

Category: Best Actress
Film: Carrie (1976)
Lost (To Faye Dunaway for Network)
Spacek was also nominated for Best Actress for Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980) and won, Missing (1982), The River (1984), Crimes of the Heart (1986), and In the Bedroom (2001).

ID: 2528653

17. Phil Collins

Category: Best Original Song (“You’ll Be In My Heart”)
Film: Tarzan (2000)
Collins was also nominated for Best Original Song for “Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)” from Against All Odds (1984), “Separate Lives” from White Nights (1985), “Two Hearts” from Buster (1988).

ID: 2527536

18. Bette Midler

ABC / Via Youtube.com

Category: Best Actress
Film: The Rose (1979)
Lost (To Sally Field for Norma Rae)
Midler was also nominated for Best Actress for For the Boys (1991)

ID: 2528674

19. Bob Dylan

Category: Best Original Song (“Things Have Changed”)
Film: Wonder Boys (2001)

ID: 2527604

20. Carly Simon

Category: Best Original Song (“Let the River Run”)
Film: Working Girl (1989)

ID: 2361106

21. Three 6 Mafia

ABC / Via youtube.com

Category: Best Original Song (“It’s Hard out Here for a Pimp”)
Film: Hustle & Flow (2005)

ID: 2527449

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