Bjork, Sting, Dylan Among Oscar Song Nominees

Bjork, Sting, Bob Dylan, and Randy Newman are among those who will battle it out for the Academy Award for best original song when the honors are handed out March 25 in Los Angeles.

Bjork, Sting, Bob Dylan, and Randy Newman are among those who will battle it out for the Academy Award for best original song when the honors are handed out March 25 in Los Angeles.

Bjork is nominated along with director Lars Von Trier and Sjon Sigurdsson for "I've Seen It All," from the film "Dancer In The Dark." Despite critical acclaim, the Icelandic vocalist was not nominated for best actress for her starring role in the unconventional musical.

Sting and David Hartley earned a nod for "My Funny Friend And Me," from the soundtrack to the Disney film "The Emperor's New Groove," while Bob Dylan was nominated for "Things Have Changed," from the soundtrack to "Wonder Boys." Last month, the track won the best original song - motion picture honor at the 58th annual Golden Globe awards.

Billboard Century Award winner Randy Newman scored his 14th Oscar nomination for "A Fool In Love," from the hit comedy "Meet The Parents," while Jorge Calandrelli, Tan Dun, and James Schamus were nominated for "A Love Before Time," from the martial arts epic "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon." Dun is also up for best original score for the film.

The other nominees for best original score are Rachel Portman for "Chocolat," Hans Zimmer for "Gladiator," Ennio Morricone for "Malena," and John Williams for "The Patriot." Zimmer shared this year's best original score - motion picture Golden Globe with former Dead Can Dance member Lisa Gerrard for their work on the "Gladiator" score..