Sunday, January 10, 2010

Golden Globe Winner Predictions: Best Original Song

The competition: Simon Franglen, Kuk Harrell & James Horner for “I See You” (Avatar), Bono & U2 for “Winter” (Brothers), Ryan Bingham & T-Bone Burnett for “The Weary Kind” (Crazy Heart), Paul McCartney for “I Want To Come Home” (Everybody’s Fine), and Maury Yeston for “Cinema Italiano” (Nine)
For your information: For the past five years, the winner of this category has been snubbed at the Oscars. Bono, Horner and McCartney are veterans in this category. McCartney has two song nominations, and Bono and Horner have each won once – for songs from “Gangs of New York” and “Titanic,” respectively.
Who should win: I’d ended up really liking all of these except McCartney’s after listening to them over and over. For my favorite, it’s a toss-up between “I See You” and “The Weary Kind.”
Who will win: Tough call. While it could be “I See You,” I think it’s going to be “The Weary Kind”.


Greg Boyd said...

I don't give the "Globes" much thought in this category. Remember, last year they left out "Falling Slowly" (which was clearly the best song of the year). Then again, the "Oscars" (while they got the winner right) nominated three songs from the mediocre "Enchanted". I'd be going with "The Weary Kind" right now (I'm hoping to see "Crazy Heart" soon).

Richter Scale said...

That was the year before, 2008 for films released in 2007 (even though I agree with you). Last year, the Globes gave it to Bruce Springsteen outstanding songfrom The Wrestler, while the OScars snubbed it and opted for two Slumdog nominees, and the winner was Jai Ho (a very upbeat song and a good one to dance to, but not the best of the year).

Greg Boyd said...

You're right, my mistake.