Taylor Swift Shut Out Of Oscar Race

Published: Tuesday 17th Dec 2019 by Sam

Taylor Swift may be riding quite the wave of late with her ‘Lover’ album campaign and more, but the praise isn’t ubiquitous.

Because, despite her ‘CATS’ cut ‘Beautiful Ghosts’ nabbing a nomination for Best Original Song at the Golden Globes, it has been notably left off the shortlist for the upcoming Oscars.

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As reported, the likes of Beyonce (with ‘Spirit’) and Cynthia Erivo (‘Stand Up’) made the cut of songs in contention for nomination at the 92nd Academy Awards.

And while many thought Swift may have been a strong contender for the competition, it’s now apparent she won’t feature at all.

Peep the full list:


Listed below in alphabetical order by film title and song title:

“Speechless” from “Aladdin”
“Letter To My Godfather” from “The Black Godfather”
“I’m Standing With You” from “Breakthrough”
“Da Bronx” from “The Bronx USA”
“Into The Unknown” from “Frozen II”
“Stand Up” from “Harriet”
“Catchy Song” from “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part”
“Never Too Late” from “The Lion King”
“Spirit” from “The Lion King”
“Daily Battles” from “Motherless Brooklyn”
“A Glass of Soju” from “Parasite”
“(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” from “Rocketman”
“High Above The Water” from “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am”
“I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away” from “Toy Story 4”
“Glasgow” from “Wild Rose”


While a blow, Swift has a packed plate of activity in the coming months, including the launch of her ‘Lover Fest’ tour and her freshly announced headlining slot at Glastonbury.

The Oscar nominations will be announced January 13th, with the ceremony itself airing February 9th live from Los Angeles. 

Your thoughts?

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  1. Justme December 17, 2019

    The song is boring.. even the other songs when you forward through them have some climatic vocal change or the bridge stands out. This song is simple and two light hearted for the Oscars.

  2. Haterz Gon‘ Hate December 17, 2019

    Taylor is NOT that goto chick for memorable anything.. There are approximately ZERO surprises here. As you were. ??

  3. Clarks0oñ December 17, 2019

    Beyonce should have been shut out also

    Spirit is one of the worst songs of 2019
    Beyonce struggled to sing in falsetto on this sing. So embarrassing and forgettable

    • Cory December 17, 2019

      I have to agree. I think the writing is terrible, the song is terrible and so is the production. “Spirit” flopped across the board, despite being in the #1 movie in the world. She will probably finally get her Oscar nomination. I just can’t see this unmemorable song winning.

    • So unbothered December 18, 2019

      Beyoncé and “struggle” don’t even belong in the same sentence. Add your name instead.

  4. Anne December 17, 2019

    I haven’t heard the other short listed songs but “Spirit” is Beyonce’s most AA award worthy song to date IMO. I think it’s beautifully written and powerfully delivered and the message is so profound. Hope she wins.

  5. LB December 17, 2019

    We care?

  6. J December 17, 2019

    yay, black privilege wins again.

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