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Best Original Song
Best Original Song
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The World Soundtrack Academy presents this award for best original song written for a film or a television series. The song must contain original music, and a clearly audible and significant rendition of the song must be used in the body of the film or as the first song of the end credits.

The 2020 winner is “Stand Up” by Joshuah Brian Campbell & Cynthia Erivo from the film Harriet

Submit your song

All members of the World Soundtrack Academy are invited to submit composers and songs for consideration in the categories Film Composer of the Year, Television Composer of the Year and Best Original Song. Scores and songs are eligible if the film or TV series had its world premiere between 16 June 2020 and 15 June 2021. Submissions for the WSAwards longlists are now open until 15 June, and are free of charge, but membership of the WSAcademy is required. 

Submit here for the Best Original Song longlist.

Best Original Song


2020 - Harriet


Joshuah Brian Campbell & Cynthia Erivo
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2019 -  'A Star is Born'

'A Star is Born'

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2019 WINNER Listen on Spotify
2018 - 'Black Panther'

'Black Panther'

Lamar Kendrick
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2018 WINNER Listen on Spotify
Year Score Composer Nominees Spotify
2017 La La Land - City of Stars Hurwitz Justin View nominees
2016 Anomalisa Burwell Carter View nominees
2015 The Book of Life Santaolalla Gustavo View nominees
2014 Despicable Me 2 Williams Pharrell View nominees
2013 Skyfall Adele View nominees
2012 Albert Nobbs Byrne Brian View nominees
2011 Toy Story 3 Newman Randy View nominees
2010 Crazy Heart Bingham Ryan View nominees
2009 Slumdog Millionaire Rahman Allah Rakha View nominees
2008 Wall-E Newman Thomas View nominees
2007 Casino Royale Arnold David View nominees
2006 Cars Newman Randy View nominees
2005 Alfie Stewart Dave View nominees
2004 Cold Mountain Sting View nominees
2003 Gangs of New York Clayton Adam View nominees
2002 Monsters Inc. Newman Randy View nominees
2001 Moulin Rouge! Baerwald David View nominees

World Soundtrack Awards

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