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Beyonce, Taylor Swift & Elton John Are Among Best Original Song Nominees For 2020 Golden Globes

Also: Hildur Guðnadóttir is vying to become the first woman to win best original score on her own.

Three of pop music's biggest stars -- Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Elton John -- are competing for best original song at the 77th annual Golden Globes. It's the third nomination in the category for both Beyoncé and Swift; the fifth for John.

In the best original score category, cousins Randy Newman and Thomas Newman are competing for their contributions to Marriage Story and 1917, respectively.

Here are the five nominees -- and some notable non-nominees -- for best original song and best original score.

Best Original Song

1. "Beautiful Ghosts" from Cats (Universal). Music and lyrics by Taylor Swift and Andrew Lloyd Webber

Performed by Francesca Hayward, reprised by Judi Dench and finally sung by Swift over the end credits. This is the third nomination in this category for both Swift and Lloyd Webber. All three of Webber's nominations are for songs he wrote for film adaptations of his hit stage musicals. He won in this category for "You Must Love Me" from Evita (1996). He was also nominated for "Learn to Be Lonely" from The Phantom of the Opera (2004).

2. "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again" from Rocketman (Paramount). Music by Elton John; lyrics by Bernie Taupin.

Performed by John and Taron Egerton. This is John's fifth nomination; Taupin's third. John won in this category for "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" from The Lion King (1994). Taupin won for "A Love That Will Never Grow Old" from Brokeback Mountain (2005).

3. "Into the Unknown" from Frozen 2 (Disney). Music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez.

Performed by Idina Menzel. This is the Lopezes' third nomination. They have won two Oscars (for "Let It Go" from Frozen and "Remember Me" from Coco), but have yet to win a Globe.

4. "Spirit" from The Lion King (Disney). Music and lyrics by Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Timothy McKenzie and Ilya Salmanzadeh.

Performed by Beyoncé. This is Beyoncé's third nomination in this category; Salmanzadeh's second; McKenzie's first. Beyoncé is a 23-time Grammy winner and an eight-time Emmy nominee.

5. "Stand Up" from Harriet (Focus Features). Music and lyrics by Joshuah Brian Campbell and Cynthia Erivo.

Performed by Erivo.  Erivo is also nominated for a Globe for best actress, drama. Lady Gaga was nominated in both categories last year, winning for best original song. If Erivo wins an Oscar, either for best actress or best original song, she will become an EGOT.

Randy Newman was passed over for a nomination with both of his eligible songs from Toy Story 4 (Disney/Pixar) -- "The Ballad of the Lonesome Cowboy" and "I Can't Let You Throw Yourself Away." He has amassed four Globe nominations in this category, but has yet to win.

Here are six other key contenders that were passed over for best original song nominations:

"Speechless" from Aladdin (Disney). Written by Alan Menken, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.

Performed by Naomi Scott. Menken has been nominated for best original song 11 times. He has won four times in this category (more often than anyone else); Pasek and Paul won back-to-back awards for "City of Stars" from La La Land and "This Is Me" from The Greatest Showman.

"Letter to My Godfather" from The Black Godfather (Netflix). Written by Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo.

Performed by Williams. Williams was honored at the Hollywood Film Awards for this song. Being from a documentary, this song wasn't eligible for a Globe nomination, but it will be eligible for an Oscar nom. The doc is a profile of legendary music executive Clarence Avant.

"Never Too Late" from The Lion King (Disney). Written by Elton John and Tim Rice.

Performed by John. The two Brits won in this category 25 years ago for "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" from the first The Lion King. Rice also won for co-writing "A Whole New World" from 1992's Aladdin and the 1996 film adaptation of Evita's "You Must Love Me."  

"I'm Standing with You" from Breakthrough (20th Century Fox). Written by Diane Warren.

Performed by Chrissy Metz. Warren has amassed four noms in this category. She has yet to win.

"Daily Battles" from Motherless Brooklyn (Warner Bros.). Written by Thom Yorke.

Performed by Yorke and Flea. Yorke, the singer and main songwriter for Radiohead, has yet to be nominated for a Globe.

"Don't Call Me Angel (Charlie's Angels)" from Charlie's Angels (Sony). Written by Alma-Sofia Miettinen, Ariana Grande, Ilya Salmanzadeh, Lana Del Rey, Max Martin, Miley Cyrus and Savan Kotecha.

Performed by Grande, Cyrus and Del Rey. Salmanzadeh is nominated for co-writing "Spirit." Salmanzadeh, Martin and Kotecha were nominated in this category four years ago for co-writing "Love Me Like You Do" from Fifty Shades of Grey.

Best Original Score

1. Joker, Hildur Guðnadóttir (Warner Bros). This is the Icelandic composer's first Globe nomination. She won an Emmy in September for her work on HBO's Chernobyl. Guðnadóttir is vying to become the first woman to win on her own in this category. Lisa Gerrard won the 2000 award for Gladiator in collaboration with Hans Zimmer. Guðnadóttir is vying to become the second Icelandic composer to win in five years, as Jóhann Jóhannsson won five years ago for The Theory of Everything.

2. Little Women, Alexandre Desplat (Sony/Columbia). This is Desplat's 11th nomination in this category. He won for The Painted Veil (2006) and The Shape of Water (2017).

3. Marriage Story, Randy Newman (Netflix). This is Newman's third nomination in this category, following Avalon (1990) and A Bug's Life (1998). He has yet to win a Globe.

4. Motherless Brooklyn, Daniel Pemberton (Warner Bros.) This is Pemberton's second nomination in this category. He was nominated four years ago for Steve Jobs.

5. 1917, Thomas Newman (Universal). This is Newman's second nomination in this category. He was nominated for American Beauty (1999).

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Disney), which is due for release on Dec. 20, wasn't considered by the Globes this year. John Williams, who has received a record 23 noms in this category, will have to wait until next year to see if he will extend his streak of Globe nominations, which began with 1972's The Poseidon Adventure.

Here are six key contenders that were passed over for best original score nominations:

Jojo Rabbit, Michael Giacchino (Fox Searchlight). Giacchino won in this category for Up (2009).

A Hidden Life, James Newton Howard (Fox Searchlight). Howard has been nominated twice in this category, for King Kong (2005) and Defiance (2008).

Avengers: Endgame, Alan Silvestri (Disney). Silvestri was nominated in this category for Forrest Gump (1994). Avengers: Endgame  is not only this year's No. 1 box office hit in the U.S., but earned the biggest worldwide box office total in history.

Harriet, Terence Blanchard (Focus Features). Blanchard was nominated in this category for 25th Hour (2002).

The Irishman, Robbie Robertson (Netflix). This is the 11th film on which Robertson has worked with director Martin Scorsese, a relationship that dates back to The Band's 1976 concert film The Last Waltz.

Waves, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (A24). Reznor and Ross, who comprise Nine Inch Nails, won in this category for The Social Network (2010). They were nominated for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) and Gone Girl (2014).

The 77th annual Golden Globe Awards will be presented on Jan. 5 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. Ricky Gervais will host the show for the fifth time.

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