Rocker Eddie Vedder
and singer/songwriter Sondre Lerche
are among the front-runners in the race for Oscar gold after landing three inclusions apiece on the official Best Song shortlist.
A panel of experts and critics have selected 59 songs for consideration, including Vedder's tracks from Into The Wild
and Lerche's Dan In Real Life
The news comes as Vedder celebrates his first Golden Globe nod for Guaranteed from pal Sean Penn
's wilderness movie. The Pearl Jam
frontman is also up for Best Original Score at the Globes on January 13.
' August Rush
leads all films with four potential nominations.
The Oscar nods will be announced on January 22.
-Pearl Jam Pictures
(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)