Oscar Nomination

17 Jan 201414
'Ordinary Love', written for Mandela:Long Walk To Freedom was among this week's nominations for Best Original Song at the 2014 Academy Awards. The band have been speaking about what a great honour it is.

"We are humbled and honoured that Ordinary Love has been nominated for an Oscar… it was a privilege to be asked to write a song for this extraordinary film, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, and to help tell this extraordinary love story. We have been working for this great man since we were teenagers and for our song to be recognised in this way by the Academy is beyond our wildest teenage dreams."

The other nominations for Best Original Song are: 'Alone Yet Not Alone' from the film of the same name (music by Bruce Broughton, lyric by Dennis Spiegel);  'Happy' from Despicable Me 2 (music and lyric by Pharrell Williams); 'Let It Go' from Frozen (music and lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez) and 'The Moon Song'  from Her (music by Karen O; Lyric by Karen O and Spike Jonze.)
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christyblue
awesome !!
Nice one U2 really deserved for an amazing, beautiful song :)
JScottMcD
Not Too Shabby!
I expected the nomination and hope for the win. Well done U2! Looking forward to the release of The North Star and the album Songs of Ascent. Haven't heard much about those releases lately...on hold?
speckbarbie
Listen to the Radio.....
And today it happens............. After years they are playing a new U2 Song on the radio. "Ordinary Love" on Local Radio Station "Radio 91.2" Dortmund. 2014 must be a GREAT year. "U II" means LOVE.
AngelaMarie
Still Great and Relevant
Bono don't worry you guys will always be relevant in your creating of great, soulful music. Keep it coming!!
febottini
Congrats
I just want to say I´m very proud of you. Congrats for the nomination! Love from Brazil
TexasBrenda
A Singular Honor
Congratulations on the academy award nomination. I know that it's an honor to be nominated, but if...just if... Oh wow! Wouldn't that be something! Counting down the days...and holding my breath along with the rest of your fans worldwide.
wilrik
Great Song but...........
Awesome song, but I thought that "Let It Go" from "Frozen" is pretty darn good as well. I think it is going to be close!!
lefpiresbb
the world
My friends are taking the world again. This time, they are bringing an oscar with them.
lucvanhout
And the winner is.......................
I wish U2 good luck for that Oscar
NanyandGonzo
Well-deserved!
I know my musical gods don't rely on this, but I'm super happy for you. You deserved to be awarded, such a fantastic song, music, video. Everything. Hope you win, but you know you've won the Oscar of my heart and gratitude to you!
JGNiDK
Great!!
It really also is a great song for an even greater man...
mooner
Extraordinary Band - Ordinary Love
How blessed the four Irish lads must feel... making a whole career from Ordinary Love, and having such an extraordinary impact on our world. Luv you guys
U2Gal
U2!!!!
U2 SHOULD WIN EVERY AWARD THEY ARE FREAKING AWESOME! (Understatement)
pedrovilhena
We Win.
We win. Another merited award for the family U2.
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