Yuna’s song longlisted for Oscar
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 14 ― A song sung by Malaysian singer Yuna featured in a documentary on Native American rights has been longlisted for the Best Original Song Oscar in 2017.
Entertainment site IndieWire reported yesterday that the song On Ghost Ridge, written by Emmy award-winning composer Nicholas Pike for the movie 100 Years: One Woman’s Fight for Justice, was among the 91 songs longlisted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, ahead of the nominations for five songs on the shortlist for the 89th Academy Awards next year.
“Yuna’s musical style has garnered attention from heavy-hitters such as David Foster and Pharrell Williams.
“Taking the US by storm, her latest single, ‘Crush’, featuring Usher, has gained over 11 million views on YouTube,” 100 Years producer and director Melinda Janko said last August, as she described Yuna as an “amazing singer”.
The documentary is about Elouise Cobell, a Blackfeet warrior from Montana who filed, in 1996, the largest class action lawsuit against the United States federal government over the mismanagement of Native American trust funds.
Another song sung by Yuna, Shine Your Way, together with American band Owl City, had previously been longlisted for Best Original Song for the 2014 Academy Awards. But the song from the movie “The Croods” did not end up on the shortlist. – Source: The Malay Mail Online