By on 16 December, 2010

Songs performed by Christina Aguilera, Justin Bieber and >Gwyneth Paltrow are among the whopping 41 shortlisted for Academy Awards glory in 2011!

Bound to You, which Aguilera sings in ‘Burlesque‘, Bieber‘s collaboration with Jaden SmithNever Say Never from ‘The Karate Kid‘, and two tracks from Paltrow‘s movie ‘Country Strong have been named among the favourites to land the Best Original Song prize on 27 February 2011.

Other tracks tipped to become nominees when the list is narrowed down in January 2011 include Carrie Underwood‘s There’s a Place for Us from ‘The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader‘ and Oscar nominee regular Randy Newman‘s We Belong Together from ‘Toy Story 3‘.

The songs will compete with other tracks from films including ‘Despicable Me‘, ‘Dinner for Schmucks‘, ‘Eat Pray Love‘ and ‘How to Train Your Dragon‘.

For the full list of initial nominees, click on the link below:

Oscar 2011 Best Song Nominees List.

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