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Academy Award nominees for Best Original Song Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois talk 'Lost Stars,' more




Oscar-nominated songwriters Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois with Off-Ramp's John Rabe at Musso & Frank, the Hollywood restaurant.
Oscar-nominated songwriters Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois with Off-Ramp's John Rabe at Musso & Frank, the Hollywood restaurant.
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Since 1934, the Academy's given awards to songwriters for composing the best original song in films. Songs that have taken awards are classics like the theme from Shaft, "I Just Called to Say I Love You," and the unforgettable and insufferable "My Heart Will Go On."

This year, songwriters Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois — formerly of the pop band the New Radicals — got a nomination for "Lost Stars," from the romantic comedy "Begin Again."

Alexander and Brisebois talked about the song and their writing process with Off-Ramp host John Rabe.