If “Lift Me Up” from Black Panther: Wakanda Perpetually wins the Oscar for finest authentic music on Sunday March 12, Ryan Coogler will grow to be simply the second individual in Oscar historical past, and the primary in 45 years, to win an Oscar for writing or co-writing a music from a movie he directed. The primary was Joe Brooks, who wrote “You Light Up My Life,” the 1977 winner.
Simply by being nominated on this class, Coogler has joined an unique (and slightly eclectic) membership. Fourteen individuals have obtained Oscar nominations for writing or co-writing songs for movies that they directed. Coogler is the primary individual of shade to attain the feat. Different membership members embody Barbra Streisand, Mel Brooks, Spike Jonze, Seth MacFarlane and Trey Parker.
Most of those individuals wrote the lyrics, not the melody. This implies that the administrators know what their movie is making an attempt to say, and may help put that message throughout in a music. Solely 4 of the 14 – Coogler, Parker, Streisand and Brooks – contributed each music and lyrics. None solely wrote the music.
“Lift Me Up” is seen as one in every of three front-runners on this 12 months’s Oscar race for finest authentic music, together with “Hold My Hand” from Prime Gun: Maverick (music and lyric by Woman Gaga and BloodPop) and “Naatu Naatu” from RRR (music by M.M. Keeravaani; lyric by Chandrabose). The opposite nominees are “Applause” from Inform It like a Lady (music and lyric by Diane Warren) and “This Is a Life” from Every part All over the place All at As soon as (music by Ryan Lott, David Byrne and Mitski; lyric by Ryan Lott and David Byrne).
Right here’s an entire checklist of everybody who has been nominated for finest authentic music for writing or co-writing a music from a movie they directed. The checklist is in reverse chronological order.
Movie: Black Panther: Wakanda Perpetually (2022)
Nominated Music: “Lift Me Up”
Notes: Coogler directed and co-wrote the movie, which stars Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o and Oscar nominee Angela Bassett, amongst others. He co-wrote the melody with Rihanna, Tems and Ludwig Göransson; he co-wrote the lyrics with Tems. Rihanna’s single debuted and peaked at No. 2. The celebrity, recent off her halftime efficiency on the Tremendous Bowl, is about to carry out the music on the Oscar telecast.
Movie: Her (2013)
Nominated Music: “The Moon Song”
Notes: Jonze directed, wrote and co-produced the movie, which starred Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, Olivia Wilde and Scarlett Johansson. Along with finest authentic music, Jonze was nominated for finest image (as a producer of the movie) and gained for writing. He co-wrote the lyric with Karen O, who additionally composed the melody. She and Ezra Koenig carried out the music on the telecast.
Movie: Ted (2012)
Nominated Music: “Everybody Needs a Best Friend”
Notes: MacFarlane directed and co-wrote the comedy, wherein he starred alongside Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis. He wrote the “Best Friend” lyric, whereas Walter Murphy composed the melody. Murphy topped the Billboard Scorching 100 in 1976 as an artist with the disco instrumental “A Fifth of Beethoven.” Norah Jones carried out “Best Friend” on the telecast, which MacFarlane hosted.
Movie: The Refrain (2004)
Nominated music: “Look to Your Path” (“Vois Sur Ton Chemin”)
Notes: The Frenchman directed the musical drama, generally known as Les Choristes in French. He wrote the lyric. The composer was Bruno Coulais. Beyoncé carried out the music on the telecast, in tandem with American Boychoir. Beyoncé carried out three of the 5 nominated songs that 12 months. She additionally did the honors on “Learn to Be Lonely” from The Phantom of the Opera and “Believe” from The Polar Categorical – the latter in tandem with Josh Groban.
Movie: The Triplets of Belleville (2003)
Nominated Music: “Belleville Rendez-vous”
Notes: The multi-platform French artist wrote and produced the animated comedy movie. Along with finest authentic music, he was nominated for animated characteristic movie. He wrote the lyric. Benoît Charest composed the melody. Charest additionally carried out the music on the telecast, in tandem with Béatrice Bonifassi.
Movie: Frida (2002)
Nominated Music: “Burn It Blue”
Notes: Taymor directed the movie, which starred Salma Hayak. Taymor wrote the lyric. Elliot Goldenthal composed the melody. Lila Downs and Caetano Veloso carried out the music on the telecast.
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Movie: Dancer within the Darkish (2000)
Nominated Music: “I’ve Seen It All”
Notes: The Danish multi-hyphenate directed and wrote the movie, which starred Björk, Catherine Deneuve and Joel Gray, amongst others. He co-wrote the lyric with Sjon Sigurdsson. Björk composed the melody and carried out the music on the telecast.
Movie: South Park: Larger, Longer & Uncut (1999)
Nominated Music: “Blame Canada”
Notes: Parker directed, co-wrote and co-produced this movie and was one of many voice actors. He co-wrote the music and lyric with Marc Shaiman. Robin Williams, who had gained an Oscar two years beforehand for his function in Good Will Searching, carried out the music the telecast.
Movie: The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996)
Nominated Music: “I Finally Found Someone”
Notes: Streisand directed, co-produced and starred within the movie alongside Jeff Bridges and Oscar nominee Lauren Bacall. She co-wrote the music and lyrics to this music with Bryan Adams, Marvin Hamlisch and Robert John “Mutt” Lange. She was the primary feminine director to obtain an Oscar nomination for a music she wrote or co-wrote for her movie. The one by Streisand and Adams reached No. 8 on the Scorching 100, however Streisand declined to carry out the music on the telecast. Her future duet associate Celine Dion crammed in for her, joined by Arturo Sandoval.
Movie: The Mambo Kings (1992)
Nominated Music: “Beautiful Maria of My Soul”
Notes: Glimcher directed and co-produced the movie, which starred Armand Assante, Antonio Banderas and Cathy Moriaty. Glimcher wrote the lyrics. Robert Kraft was the composer. Plácido Domingo and Sheila E carried out the music on the telecast.
Movie: You Gentle Up My Life (1977)
Nominated Music: “You Light Up My Life”
Notes: Brooks single-handedly wrote, directed and produced You Gentle Up My Life, which starred Didi Conn. He additionally wrote each music and lyrics for its title music, which Debby Boone was a megahit. Her recording was the primary to log 10 weeks at No. 1 within the historical past of the Billboard Scorching 100 (which dates to 1958). Kacey Cisyk, who sang the music on the soundtrack, reached No. 80 along with her authentic model. Boone was chosen to sing the music on the telecast — a uncommon occasion of the Oscars reserving an artist who carried out a canopy model over the artist who carried out the movie model. The music gained a Grammy for music of the 12 months. In 1997, LeAnn Rimes cracked the highest 40 along with her interpretation. Whereas Brooks’ music has introduced hope and inspiration to tens of millions, his personal life was troubled. He took his personal life in 2011.
Movie: Blazing Saddles (1974)
Nominated Music: “Blazing Saddles”
Notes: The EGOT recipient directed, co-wrote and appeared within the movie, which additionally starred Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens, Alex Karras, Harvey Korman and Madeline Kahn. Along with finest authentic music, Brooks was nominated for finest tailored screenplay that 12 months – however for one more image, Younger Frankenstein, on which he collaborated with Gene Wilder. Brooks wrote the lyrics to “Blazing Saddles.” John Morris was the composer. To sing the music, Brooks marketed within the commerce papers for a “Frankie Laine–type” singer; to his shock, Laine himself supplied his companies. Laine, who had a sequence of hits within the Forties and ’50s together with “High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me” and “I Believe,” acquired the job — and in addition sang the music on the Oscar telecast.
Movie: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1965)
Nominated Music: “I Will Wait for You”
Notes: The Frenchman directed and wrote the movie, which starred Catherine Deneuve. Along with finest authentic music, Demy was nominated for finest authentic screenplay and finest music rating – considerably authentic, for collaborating with Legrand. Demy wrote the unique French lyrics. Norman Gimbel wrote the English lyrics. Legrand composed the music, which additionally obtained a Grammy nod for music of the 12 months. Steve Lawrence’s model “bubbled under” the Scorching 100 in 1965. Legrand and Jane Morgan (the spouse of Jerry Weintraub, a high supervisor and producer) carried out the music on the Oscar telecast.
Movie: An Affair to Bear in mind (1957)
Nominated music: “An Affair to Remember”
Notes: McCarey directed, co-wrote and co-produced the movie, which starred Cary Grant
and Deborah Kerr. (The movie is referenced in 1993’s Sleepless in Seattle.) McCarey teamed with Harold Adamson to write down the lyrics. Harry Warren composed the melody. Vic Damone had a giant hit with the music in 1957, the 12 months earlier than the introduction of the Scorching 100. The crooner additionally sang the music on the Oscar telecast. McCarey gained three Oscars over the course of his profession – for steering The Terrible Reality (1937) and writing and directing Going My Manner (1944).