Katy Perry rumoured for Oscar nod for Wide Awake track from her movie

Katy Perry could be adding another glittering gong to her collection as she’s reportedly a contender for an Oscar

Katy Perry may have made her name as pop’s most colourful act, but it appears she’s a hot contender for an Oscar this year. Rumours are rife that her track, Wide Awake from her debut movie, Katie Perry: Part of Me will make the shortlist in the Original Song category at the Academy Awards.

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The song was penned especially for Katy’s movie that documented her California Dreams tour as well as snippets of her relationship and subsequent break up from ex husband Russell Brand.

The full list of shortlisted songs will be announced on 10 January along with the rest of the Oscar nominations. If successful, Wide Awake is thought to be up against Adele’s Skyfall and Florence + the Machine’s Breath of Live.

Speaking about her hopes of an Oscar, Katy Perry told USA Today: ‘It’s like a dream’s dream. When I was growing up and working on music, it was always a dream to win a Grammy, but Oscar was so far out of my dream sphere.’

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And if the signer was to nab the ultimate accolade in cinema, she said it would top all other awards, adding: ‘This would be a nomination of a completely different calibre. One that is more impressive than many other ones I’ve had.

‘It’s interesting to step out of your playing field and to be recognised from a different angle. It would be an honour.’

It appears there’s no stopping Katy Perry…

What do you think? Is Katy Perry’s track Wide Awake worthy of making the Oscars shortlist? Have your say below.

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