THE OLDIES OSCAR BATTLE!

The veterans battle it out for Best Original Song...

Sting

, Paul McCartney, ENYA, DIANNE WARREN and RANDY NEWMAN have been named as the nominees for ORIGINAL SONG at the forthcoming OSCARS.

The veterans will slug it out to pick up the coveted gold statuette at the 74th Annual awards, to be held this year at the Kodak Theatre in LA on March 24.

It is the first time Paul McCartney has been nominated for an Oscar, picking up the nod for the track ‘Vanilla Sky’, from the film of the same name. Director Cameron Crowe had insisted that Paul McCartney alone was the man to write and perform the theme song.

Sting

has been nominated for ‘Until’, from ‘Kate & Leopold’, Enya

for ‘May It Be’ from ‘The Fellowship of the Ring’, Diane Warren for ‘There You’ll Be’ from ‘Pearl Harbor’ while perennial nominee picked up his nomination for ‘If I Don’t Have You’ from ‘Monsters Inc’.

Newman also picked an Original Score nomination for his work on ‘Monsters Inc’, a category that also brings nods twice for John Williams – ‘AI’ and ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’, James Horner for ‘A Beautiful Mind’ and Howard Shore for ‘The Fellowship of the Ring’.