The guys in U2 say they’re “humbled and honored” to receive an Oscar nomination for the song “Ordinary Love,” their contribution to the film “Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom.” In a group statement, band members explain that they considered it “a privilege to be asked to write a song for this extraordinary film” and to “help tell this extraordinary love story.” They add that they began “working for this great man” when they were teenagers, and to have their song recognized by the Motion Picture Academy is beyond their “wildest teenage dreams.”
“Ordinary Love” is one of five contenders for Best Original Song. The category also includes Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” from “Despicable Me 2,” Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer Karen O’s “The Moon Song” from the movie “Her,” “Let It Go” from “Frozen,” and the title song to the film “Alone Yet Not Alone.” The 86th annual Academy Awards will be presented in a ceremony in Hollywood on March 2nd, and air live on ABC.
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