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New Moon Could Still Win That Oscar

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The Academy may not have thought much of New Moon's Jacob-to-wolf transformation, but apparently the moody music did it for 'em.

Lykke Li's "Possibility," off the Twilight sequel's soundtrack, is one of 63 tunes in the running for a nomination for Best Original Song for the 82nd Annual Academy Awards in March.

The up-and-coming Li could be sharing the stage with anyone from Bono to Miley Cyrus to Ne-Yo—or, perhaps, Paul McCartney—depending on how it all plays out.

The U2-penned-and-performed "Winter" from the Iraq-war-hits-home thriller Brothers made the initial cut, while Hannah Montana: The Movie and The Princess and the Frog each have four songs in the running.

Ne-Yo's romantic "Never Knew I Needed" from Princess could win him his first little gold man, while Miley has three shots at taking the Oscar stage as a performer for the first time (and dad Billy Ray Cyrus has one if the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences digs "Back to Tennessee" the best).

McCartney, an Oscar winner for the title track to Live and Let Die in 1973, could win a return trip to the podium for "(I Want to) Come Home," one of the songs he penned for the Robert De Niro-starring family dramedy Everybody's Fine.

Karen O ("Hideaway" and "All Things Love" from Where the Wild Things Are), Leona Lewis ("I See You" from Avatar) and Jarvis Cocker ("Petey's Song" from Fantastic Mr. Fox) could also provide a little Oscar-Grammy hybridization.

Here's the full list of contenders:

  • "All Is Love," Where the Wild Things Are
  • "Almost Over You," My One and Only
  • "Almost There," The Princess and the Frog
  • "AyAyAyAy," The Maid
  • "Back to Tennessee," Hannah Montana: The Movie
  • "Being Bad," Duplicity
  • "Blanco," Fast & Furious
  • "Brothers in Arms," Brothers at War
  • "Butterfly Fly Away," Hannah Montana: The Movie
  • "Cinema Italiano," Nine
  • "Colorblind," Invictus
  • "Depression Era," That Evening Sun
  • "Don't Walk Away," Hannah Montana: The Movie
  • "Dove of Peace," Bruno
  • "Down in New Orleans," The Princess and the Frog
  • "Fly Farm Blues," It Might Get Loud
  • "Forget Me," I Love You, Beth Cooper
  • "God Bless Us Everyone," Disney’s A Christmas Carol
  • "Here," Shrink
  • "Hideaway," Where the Wild Things Are
  • "Hoedown Throwdown," Hannah Montana: The Movie
  • "I Bring What I Love," Youssou N’Dour: I Bring What I Love
  • "I See You," Avatar
  • "(I Want to) Come Home," Everybody’s Fine
  • "If You're Wondering," The Lightkeepers
  • "Impossible Fantasy," Adventures of Power
  • "Innocent Child," Skin
  • "Invictus 9,000 Days," Invictus
  • "Legendary," Tyson
  • "Let Freedom Reign," Skin
  • "Loin de Paname," Paris 36
  • "Ma Belle Evangeline," The Princess and the Frog
  • "My One and Only," My One and Only
  • "Na Na," Couples Retreat
  • "Never Knew I Needed," The Princess and the Frog
  • "New Divide," Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
  • "New Jersey Nights," Adventures of Power
  • "New York Is Where I Live," Did You Hear about the Morgans?
  • "No Time for Love," Simon & Malou
  • "One Day," Post Grad
  • "Only You," The Young Victoria
  • "Other Father Song," Coraline
  • "Petey's Song," Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • "Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea," Ponyo
  • "Possibility," The Twilight Saga: New Moon
  • "Raining Sunshine," Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
  • "Running Out of Empty (Make Ourselves at Home)," Lymelife
  • "Smoke Without Fire," An Education
  • "Somebody Else," Crazy Heart
  • "Stu's Song," The Hangover
  • "Take It All," Nine
  • "Through the Trees," Jennifer's Body
  • "Trust Me," The Informant!
  • "Un Bouquet des Violettes," New York, I Love You
  • "We Are the Children of the World," The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
  • "We Love Violence," The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
  • "The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart)," Crazy Heart
  • "When You Find Me," Adam
  • "Winter," Brothers
  • "The Word Is Love," Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay!
  • "You Got Me Wrapped Around Your Little Finger," An Education
  • "You'll Always Find Your Way Back Home," Hannah Montana The Movie
  • "You've Been a Friend to Me," Old Dogs

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Even if Oscar doesn't pick 'em, the artists in our Best of 2009: Killer Tunes! gallery deserve a round of applause, too!

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