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Best Original Song

Oscar Award is one of the most well-known awards ceremonies in the world. It is held every year, to honor the best talents of Hollywood. One of the main aspects of a movie comprises of its songs, which, at times, are hummed by people years later also. 'Oscar for Best Original Song' is presented to the talented songwriters of Hollywood. They write songs that are original and related to theme of the movie.
 
'Oscar for Best Original Song' takes into consideration the joint effort of the music director and lyricist, the set of people who have left the audience intoxicated with their music. Here is a list of the winners in the category of 'Academy Award for Best Original Song'.
 
Oscar Award for Best Original Song
 
Year
Film
Song
Music Director
Lyricist
2009
Slumdog Millionarie
Jai Ho
A R Rahman
Gulzar
2008
Once
"Falling Slowly"
Glen Hansard
Markéta Irglová
2007
An Inconvenient Truth
"I Need to Wake Up"
Melissa Etheridge
Melissa Etheridge
2006 
Hustle & Flow
"It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp"
Jordan Houston, Cedric Coleman
Paul Beauregard
2005
The Motorcycle Diaries
"Al otro lado del río (On The Other Side of the River)"
Jorge Drexler
Jorge Drexler
2004
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
"Into the West"
Fran Walsh, Howard Shore
Annie Lennox
2003
8 Mile
"Lose Yourself"
Eminem, Jeff Bass and Luis Resto
Eminem
2002
Monsters, Inc
"If I Didn't Have You"
Randy Newman
Randy Newman
2001
Wonder Boys
"Things Have Changed"
Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
2000
Tarzan
"You'll Be in My Heart"
Phil Collins
Phil Collins
1999
The Prince of Egypt
"When You Believe"
Stephen Schwartz
Stephen Schwartz
1998
Titanic
"My Heart Will Go On"
James Horner
Will Jennings
1997
Evita
"You Must Love Me"
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Tim Rice
1996   
Pocahontas
"Colors of the Wind"
Alan Menken
Stephen Schwartz
1995
The Lion King
"Can You Feel the Love Tonight
Elton John
Tim Rice
1994  
Philadelphia
"Streets of Philadelphia"
Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
1993
Aladdin
"A Whole New World"
Alan Menken
Tim Rice
1992 
Beauty and the Beast
"Beauty and the Beast"
Alan Menken
Howard Ashman
1991
Dick Tracy
"Sooner or Later (I Always Get My Man)"
StephenSondheim
StephenSondheim
 

  
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