Coldplay’s Chris Martin nominated for songwriting Oscar

Martin's song is on soundtrack to wife Gwyneth Paltrow's new film

Coldplay‘s Chris Martin is among those nominated in the Best Song category for the 2011 Oscars.

41 songs are longlisted for the award, with the winner set to be announced at the Oscars ceremony on February 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles.

Martin is nominated for his song ‘Me And Tennessee’, which features on the soundtrack to forthcoming film Country Strong, starring his wife Gwyneth Paltrow as a down-on-her-luck country singer.

Other artists nominated include Janet Jackson and Alanis Morissette. The Boxer Rebellion, meanwhile, were nominated for their song ‘If You Run’, from Going the Distance.

The 41 songs will be whittled down to no more than five by the time the full Oscar nominations are announced on January 25.

To see the full list of nominations see the official Oscars website,