NEW YORK (AP) – BeyoncÃ©â€™s â€œSpiritâ€ from â€œThe Lion Kingâ€ didnâ€™t roar loud enough for the Academy Awards: The song didnâ€™t earn a nomination for best original song, though Randy Newman, Elton John and the husband-wife duo Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez have a chance at winning another Oscar for songwriting.
Rounding out the five nominees for best original song are Diane Warren, earning her 11th bid with no wins, and Cynthia Erivo, who also picked up a nomination for best actress for â€œHarriet.â€
BeyoncÃ©â€™s â€œSpiritâ€ was nominated for best original song at this monthâ€™s Golden Globes, but lost to John and Bernie Taupinâ€™s â€œ(Iâ€™m Gonna) Love Me Againâ€ from â€œRocketman.â€ John, who is nominated with Taupin, won an Academy Award with Tim Rice for â€œCan You Feel the Love Tonightâ€ from the original â€œThe Lion King.â€
Newman has won two Oscars for best original song – for â€œIf I Didn’t Have Youâ€ from â€œMonsters, Inc.â€ and â€œWe Belong Togetherâ€ from â€œToy Story 3.â€ This year heâ€™s a double nominee: Heâ€™s up for best original score with â€œMarriage Storyâ€ and best original song with â€œI Canâ€™t Let You Throw Yourself Awayâ€ from â€œToy Story 4,â€ which is up for best animated feature film.
â€œFrozen 2â€ didnâ€™t make it in the latter category, but the Lopezâ€™s song from the film, â€œInto the Unknown,â€ is up for best original song. The duo picked Oscars for the ubiquitous hit â€œLet It Goâ€ from â€œFrozenâ€ and â€œRemember Meâ€ from â€œCoco.â€
Erivo follows in the footsteps of Lady Gaga and Mary J. Blige – stars who were nominated for both acting and music trophies in the same year at the Academy Awards. Erivo shares her best original song nomination for â€œStand Upâ€ from â€œHarrietâ€ with Joshuah Brian Campbell and the bid brings her closer to EGOT status since sheâ€™s already won an Emmy, Grammy and Tony for her work in Broadwayâ€™s â€œThe Color Purple.â€
Warren could finally win an Oscar with her 11th try: Sheâ€™s nominated for â€œI’m Standing with Youâ€ from the Christian drama â€œBreakthrough.â€ The song is performed by the filmâ€™s star, â€œThis Is Usâ€ actress Chrissy Metz.
Nominees joining Newman for best original score are Alexandre Desplat for â€œLittle Women,â€ Thomas Newman for â€œ1917,â€ John Williams for â€œStar Wars: The Rise of Skywalkerâ€ and Hildur GuÃ°nadÃ³ttir for â€œJoker.â€ If GuÃ°nadÃ³ttir wins, she could the first woman to do so since Anne Dudley picked up best original score for â€œThe Full Montyâ€ at the 1998 Academy Awards.