The 'Marry the Night' singer has appeared in the list of 39 tracks vying for a nomination place for her 'Gnomeo and Juliet' duet 'Hello Hello' with Elton John, while he is also named for his solo track 'Love Builds a Garden'.
Mary J Blige is nominated for The Help's 'Living Proof', while Flight of the Conchords member Bret McKenzie is recognised for his songs 'Man or Muppet' and 'Life's a Happy Song' from The Muppets.
Robbie Williams and Brad Paisley's duet 'Collision of Worlds' from Cars 2 will also fight it out against will.i.am's 'Hot Wings' from Rio and Zooey Deschanel's 'So Long' from Winnie the Pooh.
Other artists named among the 39-strong list include Chris Cornell, Jonsi, Glenn Close and eight-time winner Alan Menken.
Madonna has not been nominated for her W.E. track 'Masterpiece', as it was placed too far inside the film's ending credits, and rules state that it must be the lead song to be eligible.
Only five songs in total can be named as the final nominations in the 'Best Song' category. However, if not a single song receives enough votes from Academy members, there will be no category at all. The voting process begins on January 5, while the full nominations will be announced live on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, at 5.30am PT in the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater.
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The full list of songs:
- 'The World I Knew' from African Cats
- 'Lay Your Head Down' from Albert Nobbs
- 'Star Spangled Man' from Captain America: The First Avenger
- 'Collision of Worlds from Cars 2
- 'Dakkanaga Dugu Dugu' from DAM999
- 'DAM999 Theme Song' from DAM999
- 'Mujhe Chod Ke' from DAM999
- 'Rainbird' from Dirty Girl
- 'Keep On Walking' from The First Grader
- 'Where the River Goes' from Footloose
- 'Hello Hello' from Gnomeo & Juliet
- 'Love Builds a Garden' from Gnomeo & Juliet
- 'Bridge of Light' from Happy Feet Two
- 'The Mighty Sven' from Happy Feet Two
- 'Never Be Daunted' from happythankyoumoreplease
- 'Hell and Back' from Hell and Back Again
- 'The Living Proof' from The Help
- 'Coeur Volant' from Hugo
- 'It's How We Play' from I Don't Know How She Does It
- 'When the Heart Dies' from In the Land of Blood and Honey
- 'Ja Nao Estar' from José and Pilar
- 'The Keeper' from Machine Gun Preacher
- 'Life's a Happy Song' from The Muppets
- 'Man or Muppet' from The Muppets
- 'Pictures in My Head' from The Muppets
- 'Summer Song' from The Music Never Stopped
- 'Imaginary Friends' from Olive
- 'Sparkling Day' from One Day
- 'Taking You with Me' from Our Idiot Brother
- 'The Greatest Song I Ever Heard' from POM Wonderful Presents The Greatest Movie Ever Sold
- 'Hot Wings' from Rio
- 'Let Me Take You to Rio' from Rio
- 'Real in Rio' from Rio
- 'Shelter' from Take Shelter
- 'Gathering Stories' from We Bought a Zoo
- 'Pop' from White Irish Drinkers
- 'Think You Can Wait' from Win Win
- 'The Backson Song' from Winnie the Pooh
- 'So Long' from Winnie the Pooh
Watch the video for 'The Living Proof' by Mary J Blige below: