Adele, The Black Keys lead Oscars best song race

London: 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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