The UG Academy Awards: Vote For the Best Original Movie Song of 2016

We'll have our own ceremony with blackjack and guitars.

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The UG Academy Awards: Vote For the Best Original Movie Song of 2016
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Oscar hype is building up this week so we decided to hold our own ceremony here at UG. Now you, our professional experts, can decide, which Original Movie Song from 2016 was the best. We prepared 15 songs for you to choose from, including the current Academy Awards nominees, so with this poll, we'll also find out if the Academy really has taste in music.

A 5 song shortlist will be published on Thursday and the final winner will be announced on Sunday.

But enough talking, here are our nominees. Take a listen to all of them before voting, they're all well worth it:

Florence + The Machine - "Wish That You Were Here" [Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children]

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Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - "A Minute to Breathe" [Before the Flood]

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Emmi - "Blind Pig" [Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them]

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Emma Stone - "Audition (The Fools Who Dream)" [La La Land]

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Shakira - "Try Everything" [Zootopia]

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Justin Timberlake - "Can't Stop the Feeling!" [Trolls]

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Imagine Dragons - "Not Today" [Me Before You]

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Twenty One Pilots - "Heathens" [Suicide Squad]

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Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone - "City of Stars" [La La Land]

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Rihanna - "Sledgehammer" [Star Trek Beyond]

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P!nk - "Just Like Fire" [Alice Through the Looking Glass]

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J. Ralph & Sting - "The Empty Chair" [Jim: The James Foley Story]

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Jay Chou & Patrick Brasca - "Try" [Kung Fu Panda 3]

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Auli'i Cravalho - "How Far I'll Go" [Moana]

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3D (Massive Attack) and Young Fathers - "He Says He Needs Me" [Assasin's Creed]

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Poll closes on Wednesday, 11:59 PST
May the best song win!

21 comments sorted by best / new / date

    Iceman10129
    For "Best Original Score" I would like to nominate and vote for Jóhann Jóhannsson - Arrival.
    iAmYourCat
    I would also give Dean Waltz - The Girl With All The Gifts, a shout out too. You may or may not have enjoyed the movie, but you cannot deny that this piece is unnerving as fuck:
    Eifler121
    Standing in the Rain by Dan Auerbach, Action Bronson, and Mark Ronson should be on there. La La Land was great, though. We should agree to shun all references to 21 Pilots from this website.
    jannick
    I loved 'Heathens' by 21pilots. And that's probably the only good thing I can say about Suicide Squad. Worst movie of '16, best original score.
    Zero_Sound
    How bout the whole soundtrack to Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping?? Lonely Island kill it...I like "I'm so Humble"
    flame_mc
    I listened to every song and all I can say is: I have no strong feelings one way or the other.