Three 6 Mafia May Not Be Alone, As Pharrell Is Nominated For An Oscar Award

The 86th Academy Awards nominations were announced this morning. While The Wolf Of Wall Street, Her, and American Hustle colored the Best Picture category, Hip-Hop Heads saw a familiar name further in the nominations.

Pharrell Williams’ song “Happy” from Despicable Me 2, has been nominated for Best Original Song. The song was notably marketed in a breakthrough 24-hour video format from the Neptunes/N*E*R*D front-man, who worked extensively with Daft Punk, Nelly, and Robin Thicke in 2013.


Competing against U2’s Bono, The Yeah Yeah Yeah’s Karen O., and others, if Skateboard P were to win, he joins Three 6 Mafia in being a Hip-Hop artist to win an Oscar. Now they’ll have more in common than just a history of working with Justin Timberlake.

Here’s the full nominees for the category:

“Alone Yet Not Alone,” Alone Yet Not Alone; music by Bruce Broughton, lyrics by Dennis Spiegel
“Happy,” Despicable Me 2; music and lyrics by Pharrell Williams
“Let It Go,” Frozen; music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
“The Moon Song,” Her; music by Karen O., lyrics by Karen O. and Spike Jonze
“Ordinary Love,” Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom; music by Paul Hewson, Dan Evans, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen, a.k.a. U2; lyrics by Paul Hewson, a.k.a. Bono

Related: Pharrell Performs Happy on Jimmy Kimmel Live (Video)