Might Adele wrestle a foul-mouthed bear for an Academy Award? Or will a criminal on the run sweep in to steal the statuette?
At this year’s Academy Awards, it’s anyone’s guess.
The Oscar nominees were announced Jan. 10, and the five nominated tracks for Best Original Song range from jazzy tunes like the Norah Jones-sung “Everybody Needs a Best Friend” (Ted) to pop hits like Adele’s “Skyfall” (Skyfall). The nominated bunch also includes moody, new age tracks like “Pi’s Lullaby” (Life of Pi); bluesy ballads like the Scarlett Johansson-sung “Before My Time” (Chasing Ice); and Hugh Jackman‘s heart-wrenching, Broadway-ready ballad from Les Misérables, “Suddenly.”
Listen to the nominated songs below – and then check out which songs (cough, mostly Disney songs in the ’90s, cough) took home the Oscar for Best Original Songs in the past.