Two songs from La La Land are vying for the Oscar for Best Original Song. The Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone musical is the 17th film that has spawned two or more nominees in that category. The first was 1980’s Fame. Here’s the complete list.
The title song won, beating “Out Here on My Own.” Both songs were top 20 hits for the film’s star, Irene Cara. Michael Gore composed both songs. Dean Pitchford was the lyricist on “Fame.” Gore’s older sister, 1960s hit-maker Lesley Gore, was the lyricist on “Out Here on My Own.” (Photo: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists)