Karen O and Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig perform ‘The Moon Song’ at Academy Awards

But track from Disney's 'Frozen' beats Karen O, U2 and Pharrell to Best Original Song Oscar

‘Let It Go’, from Disney’s animated hit Frozen, took the award for Best Original Song at the 86th Academy Awards in Los Angeles last night (March 2).

It beat competition from Karen O’s ‘The Moon Song’, taken from Spike Jonze’s Her, Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy’, from Despicable Me 2, and U2’s ‘Ordinary Love’, from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

Karen O, who walked down the red carpet with husband Barnaby Clay, performed ‘The Moon Song’ at the ceremony accompanied by Vampire Weekend‘s Ezra Koenig. Click below to watch.


One song in the category, ‘Alone Yet Not Alone’, from the film of the same name was disqualified by the Academy due to improper campaigning by its composer, Bruce Broughton, who acted in breach of the rules.

Meanwhile, in the Best Original Score category, Arcade Fire members Will Butler and Owen Pallett’s score for Her lost out to Steven Price’s score for space epic Gravity.

The coveted Best Picture award went to British director Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave.

The winners of the 86th Academy Awards are:

Best Supporting actor
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

Best Costume design
Catherine Martin, The Great Gatsby


Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews, Dallas Buyers Club

Best Short Film (animated)
Mr Hublot

Best Animation

Best Visual Effects

Best Short

Best Documentary Short
The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life

Best Documentary
20 Feet from Stardom

Best Foreign Film
The Great Beauty (Italy)

Best Sound Mixing

Best Sound Editing

Best Supporting Actress
Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave

Best Cinematography
Emmanuel Lubezki, Gravity

Best Editing

Best Production Design
Catherine Martin, Beverley Dunn, The Great Gatsby

Best Original Score
Steven Price, Gravity

Best Original Song
‘Let It Go’, Frozen

Best Adapted Screenplay
John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave

Best Original Screenplay
Spike Jonze, Her

Best Director
Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity

Best Actress
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine

Best Actor
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club

Best Picture
12 Years a Slave