Posted by | Ray Cornelius

BET is reporting that hip hop star Rick Ross and R&B crooners John Legend and Anthony Hamilton are on a shortlist of 75 artists who could possibly get Academy Award nominations for ‘Best Original Song.’

The three performers would get nods for their contributions to the upcoming Django Unchained  soundtrack, the new spaghetti western starring Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson and Jamie Foxx.

Foxx also produced Ross’ single on the album, “100 Black Coffins.”

Anthony Hamilton and John Legend

Also making the short list are Adele for her James Bond theme song “Skyfall” for SkyfallThe Black Keys’ “Baddest Man Alive“ for RZA’s The Man with the Iron Fist, and Katy Perry’s “Wide Awake” for Katy Perry: Part of Me.

Nominations will not officially be announced until January 10.  Until then, good luck gentlemen!