Los Angeles: Three songs from Indian film 'DAM 999' are among 39 shortlisted numbers in contention for nominations in the Original Song category for the 84th Academy Awards. The list was announced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on its official website.
'Dakkanaga Dugu Dugu', 'DAM999 Theme Song' and 'Mujhe Chhod Ke' are the three songs from 'DAM 999' that are vying for a place in the final nomination list for the category.
International films 'Rio' and 'The Muppets' are the only other films with three songs each in the list.
The Academy will screen clips featuring each song, in random order, for voting members of the music branch in Los Angeles Jan 5, 2012. Following the screenings, members will determine the nominees by an averaged point system of voting.
Under Academy rules, a maximum of two songs may be nominated from any one film.
The final 84th Academy Awards nominations will be announced January 24, 2012, at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater.
Here is the list of all the 39 songs in the race:
'The World I Knew' from 'African Cats'
'Lay Your Head Down' from 'Albert Nobbs'
'Star Spangled Man' from 'Captain America: The First Avenger'
'Collision of Worlds' from 'Cars 2'
'Dakkanaga Dugu Dugu' from 'DAM999'
'DAM999 Theme Song' from 'DAM999'
'Mujhe Chod Ke' from 'DAM999'
'Rainbird' from 'Dirty Girl'
'Keep On Walking' from 'The First Grader'
'Where the River Goes' from 'Footloose'
'Hello Hello' from 'Gnomeo & Juliet'
'Love Builds a Garden' from 'Gnomeo & Juliet'
'Bridge of Light' from 'Happy Feet Two'
'The Mighty Sven' from 'Happy Feet Two'
'Never Be Daunted' from 'happythankyoumoreplease'
'Hell and Back' from 'Hell and Back Again'
'The Living Proof' from 'The Help'
'Coeur Volant' from 'Hugo'
'It's How We Play' from 'I Don't Know How She Does It'
'When the Heart Dies' from 'In the Land of Blood and Honey'
'Ja Nao Estar' from 'Jose and Pilar'
'The Keeper' from 'Machine Gun Preacher'
'Life's a Happy Song' from 'The Muppets'
'Man or Muppet' from 'The Muppets'
'Pictures in My Head' from 'The Muppets'
'Summer Song' from 'The Music Never Stopped'
'Imaginary Friends' from 'Olive'
'Sparkling Day' from 'One Day'
'Taking You with Me' from 'Our Idiot Brother'
'The Greatest Song I Ever Heard' from 'POM Wonderful Presents The Greatest Movie Ever Sold'
'Hot Wings' from 'Rio'
'Let Me Take You to Rio' from 'Rio'
'Real in Rio' from 'Rio'
'Shelter' from 'Take Shelter'
'Gathering Stories' from 'We Bought a Zoo'
'Pop' from 'White Irish Drinkers'
'Think You Can Wait' from 'Win Win'
'The Backson Song' from 'Winnie the Pooh'
'So Long' from 'Winnie the Pooh'