Sufjan Stevens’ “Mystery of Love” is nominated for the Oscar for Best Original Song at this year’s Academy Awards. “Mystery of Love” is one of Stevens’ three contributions to the soundtrack of Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name, and one of two original songs he composed for the movie. Further nominees in the category are “Mighty River” from Mudbound, “Remember Me” from Coco, “Stand Up for Something” from Marshall and “This Is Me” from The Greatest Showman.
The nomination is the first for Stevens who, in the last twelve months, released a live recording and accompanying film (Carrie & Lowell Live), Planetarium, a mixtape featuring outtakes, remixes and demos from his 2015 masterwork Carrie & Lowell, and “Tonya Harding”—a double A-side single in tribute to the legendary figure skater and American icon.
The 90th Oscars, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will be held on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.