Thursday, December 13, 2007

Golden Globe Nominees: Best Original Song

The nominees:
ENCHANTED, "That's How You Know"
GRACE IS GONE, "Grace is Gone"
INTO THE WILD, "Guaranteed"

WALK HARD, "Walk Hard"

My predictions: 2/5, missing "Grace is Gone", "Love in the Time of Cholera", and "Walk Hard" for "Hairspray", "Music & Lyrics", and "Once".

This is absolutely unforgivable. I was willing to overlook "Once" omitted from the Best Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical category, but from Best Song? And to stomp on all its pride, "Walk Hard" makes it in? Inexcusable. "Once" needs to rebound in a major way before the Oscars. To really get into this category, I have been listening to all the nominated songs over and over while posting my reactions to the other categories. I remembered three from their films - "Enchanted", "Grace is Gone", and "Walk Hard" - but refreshed my memory any way. "That's How You Know" (Enchanted) is bouncy and perky but not a terribly good or original song. It is one of those that is more impressive visually with the choreography. "Grace is Gone" is a fine, sad song but pales in comparison to the amazing songs from "Into the Wild" and "Love in the Time of Cholera". Eddie Vedder and Shakira have really crafted beautiful songs for each of their respective films. And "Walk Hard" is an embarassment to the music world.

Who will win? Shakira seems just hip (no pun intended) enough to win this thing for Love in the Time of Cholera.

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