Aurora song wins Oscar nomination

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Disney’s “Frozen” films (called Frost in Norwegian) attract lots of tourists to Norway, because of all their ties to Norwegian landscapes, history and also Sami culture. Now the latest may grab more ears for Norwegian music as well.

A song by Norwegian pop artist Aurora Aksnes emerged this week as Norway’s only hope at this year’s Academy Awards in Hollywood. The song, Into the Unknown, is one of five nominees for the award for best original song.

“This is great,” the artist known mostly as simply Aurora, told state broadcaster NRK. “This probably won’t ever happen again, so I will enjoy the moment with a glass of orange juice. Skål!

Norway’s candidate for best foreign film at the Academy Awards, Peter Moland’s Out Stealing Horses, didn’t make the cut this year. Frost 2 is also doing in well in Norway, meanwhile, topping the box office statistics with just over 45,000 paying customers last weekend. staff