Everyone knows that the Oscars are about the movies, but just as important as the acting and the directing is the music that ties it all together and sets the scene. With only a few days to go until the 88th Academy Awards, we are spotlighting the 10 music nominees from this year’s crop of films who will compete for Best Original Score or Best Original Song. Listen to them all On Demand by searching #OscarsPlaylist and if you like what you hear, keep on listening as we remember past winners and nominees.

Sam Smith – Writing’s On the Wall

(Spectre/2015)

Ennio Morricone – L’Ultima Diligenza di Red Rock (Versione Integrale)

(The Hateful Eight/2015)

The Weeknd – Earned It Fifty

(Fifty Shades of Grey/2015)

Thomas Newman – Homecoming

(Bridge of Spies/2015)

Ralph & Antony – Manta Ray

(Racing Extinction/2015)

Carter Burwell – Opening

(Carol/2015)

David Lang & Sumi Jo – Simple Song #3

(Youth/2015)

Jóhann Jóhannsson – The Beast

(Sicario/2015)

Lady Gaga – Til it Happens to You

(The Hunting Ground/2015)

John Williams – The Jedi Steps and Finale

(Star Wars: The Force Awakens/2015)

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