Lady Gaga And Elton John In Longlist For Oscar Nominations, For 'Gnomeo And Juliet' Duet

Lady Gaga is in the running for an Oscar after she was named among the nominees for the coveted Best Song prize.

The pop superstar's duet with Sir Elton John, Hello Hello, from the Rocket Man's Gnomeo & Juliet movie, has been included in a long list of 39 songs in competition for gold at the 2012 Academy Awards.

Sir Elton previously admitted he was planning to perform at the Oscars with Gaga, insisting: "If we get nominated, I guess Gaga and I would have to perform.

"If we're nominated, I'll say, 'You design the outfits.'"

Mary J. Blige's track Living Proof, from The Help, is also on the list, along with will.i.am's Hot Wings, from Rio, and Robbie Williams and Brad Paisley's duet Collision of Worlds, from Cars 2.

Other artists in consideration for the prize include Chris Cornell (The Keeper, from Machine Gun Preacher), actress/singer Zooey Deschanel (So Long, from Winnie the Pooh) and Elvis Costello (Sparkling Day, from One Day).

The list will be whittled down to five main contenders and the final nominees will be announced on 24 January.