Scarlett Johansson didn’t receive an Oscar nomination on Thursday morning, but the actress could be a part of the 85th annual Academy Awards anyway. Johansson sings the Oscar-nominated song “Before My Time” from the documentary “Chasing Ice.” The music and lyrics are by J. Ralph, who gets credit for the Oscar nomination.
“Chasing Ice” was expected to earn a nomination for Best Documentary Feature, but it was left off that list. It did make the cut for Best Original Song, however, joining “Everybody Needs a Friend” from “Ted,” “Pi’s Lullaby” from “Life of Pi,” “Skyfall” from “Skyfall” and “Suddenly” from “Les Miserables.”
“Before My Time” is a mournful track that ran over the credits for “Chasing Ice.” According to IMDb, the film follows “National Geographic photographer James Balog across the Arctic as he deploys time-lapse cameras designed for one purpose: to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers.”
Listen to “Before My Time” here. The 85th annual Academy Awards happen on Feb. 24; Johansson is not confirmed to appear just yet.
For more on the Oscar nominations, click here.
Many know Charlotte Gainsbourg for inheriting and continuing the musical traditions of her famous father, French crooner Serge Gainsbourg. But now her half-brother, Lulu (neé Lucien), is ready to take the mantle, offering a full-length collection of covers with a series of big-name guests — including, as noted above, über-babe and actress/singer Scarlett Johansson.
Lulu’s album, titled From Gainsbourg to Lulu, will be released October 30 on MBM Records and includes appearances by Johnny Depp (with Vanessa Paradis), Iggy Pop, and more. The “Bonnie and Clyde” single can be downloaded today from iTunes.
You can listen to the song: HERE! And see the cover photo in our gallery. Enjoy!
source: Alarm Magazine