Iggy Pop Song “Gold” Nominated for Golden Globe

Iggy Pop is a Golden Globe nominee for the first time in his career. The music icon’s song “Gold,” which was written for the upcoming film of the same name, is up for the Best Original Song — Motion Picture prize at the 74th annual edition of the awards ceremony.

Pop co-wrote “Gold” alongside Brian “Danger Mouse” Burton, plus Stephen Gaghan and Daniel Pemberton, the director and composer of the film Gold, respectively. The movie, which stars Matthew McConaughey as a man looking for gold in the jungles of Indonesia, opens wide in theaters January 27.

“What a year!” Pop tweeted in response to the nomination.  Oddly enough, the song itself has not yet been released.

The other Best Original Song nominees include Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” from the film Trolls, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana, “City of Stars” from La La Land and the Stevie Wonder/Ryan Tedder co-write “Faith” from Sing.

The 2017 Golden Globe Awards will be held January 8.