Oscar Music Noms: “Frozen” and Frozen Out
Idina Menzel and Demi Lovato both have hits with "Let It Go," which is likely to win on March 2. The "Frozen" soundtrack has been the best-selling album in the country for the past two weeks. The song's co-writer, Robert Lopez, has won three Tonys (for "Wicked" and "The Book Of Mormon").
This is U2's second Best Song nomination. The band members were nominated 11 years ago for writing a song for Martin Scorsese's "Gangs Of New York."
Movie director Spike Jonze is nominated for co-writing "The Moon Song" from his movie "Her." Jonze is nominated in two other categories this year: Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay. He was first nominated for directing 1999's "Being John Malkovich." So his four career nominations are all in four different categories, a rare and impressive feat.
Justin Timberlake co-wrote a song from "Inside Llewyn Davis" that wasn't nominated, but again there was no snub. The song, "Please Mr. Kennedy," wasn't on the eligibility list.