Adele, The Black Keys lead Oscars best song race

Adele

Singer Adele's 2012 Bond movie theme and songs by the Black Keys, Fiona Apple, Mumford & Sons and Norah Jones have been shortlisted for a Best Song Oscar nomination.

The top acts join the likes of Arcade Fire, Liz Phair, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O, Rick Ross and John Legend among 75 artists still in consideration for the Academy Award, reported Daily Star online.

Adele's 'Skyfall' makes the list, while The Black Keys' 'Baddest Man Alive' and Fiona Apple's 'Dull Tool' from upcoming comedy "This Is 40" are also among the favourites.

Katy Perry's Wide Awake from concert film 'Part of Me' and Norah Jones' 'Everybody Needs a Best Friend' from "Ted" are shortlisted and so are Mumford & Sons' Learn Me Right from "Brave" and tunes from Quentin Tarantino's much-anticipated "Django Unchained" by Rick Ross '100 Black Coffins' and John Legend's 'Freedom'.

Other films represented in the category include- "Act of Valor", "Being Flynn", "Frankenweenie", "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" and "The Hunger Games" among others.

The nominations will be announced in January next year.

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