According to reports, The Neptunes’ Pharrell has been nominated for “Best Original Song” category.
“U2, Pharrell Williams and Karen O are all in the runnings for this year’s Oscars. Yeah Yeah Yeah’s Karen O is nominated in the Best Song catergory for The Moon Song, a song she wrote with Spike Jonze for his film Her. Pharrell also picks up a nomination his No 1 single Happy, a track recorded for Despicable Me 2. They will compete against U2‘s track Long Walk To Freedom, from the film Mandela. The Irish band were previously nominated for an Oscar in 2003 for The Hands That Built America, a song written for Gangs of New York.” (The Guardian)
Pharrell couldn’t find words to express how he felt about the huge nomination.
“The producer-rapper-singer’s “Happy,” from the “Despicable Me 2” soundtrack, is nominated for best original song. “Uh, speechless,” Pharrell said in an interview Thursday after the nominations were announced. “Man, I am over the moon.” He was then speechless, trying to recall what he was doing when he got the news. “Man, I’m sorry, I don’t know,” he said. Pharrell was writing a “thank you” speech to radio stations for playing the upbeat song, which jumped 42 spots to No. 56 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week. The song is a No. 1 hit in the United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland, France, Germany and Switzerland. “(ABC News)