2022 Oscars Guide: Original Songs : Pop Culture Happy Hour This year's Academy Award nominees for original song are a mix of old and new. Songs by Beyoncé, Billie Eilish and Lin-Manuel Miranda are squaring off against tunes by boomer mainstays Van Morrison and Diane Warren. They're all emotional songs, which is no surprise, though some are more anthemic than others. But whichever original song takes home the Academy Award this year, it stands to make some kind of Oscars history — including a possible EGOT.

2022 Oscars Guide: Original Songs

2022 Oscars Guide: Original Songs

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Lin-Manuel Miranda's song "Dos Oruguitas" from the Disney film Encanto is nominated for an Academy Award this year. Disney hide caption

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Lin-Manuel Miranda's song "Dos Oruguitas" from the Disney film Encanto is nominated for an Academy Award this year.

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This year's Academy Award nominees for original song are a mix of old and new. Songs by Beyoncé, Billie Eilish and Lin-Manuel Miranda are squaring off against tunes by boomer mainstays Van Morrison and Diane Warren. They're all emotional songs, which is no surprise, though some are more anthemic than others. But whichever original song takes home the Academy Award this year, it stands to make some kind of Oscars history — including a possible EGOT.