Sunday, February 21, 2010

Oscar Winner Predictions: Best Original Song

The competition: “The Weary Kind” (Crazy Heart), “Take It All” (Nine), “Loin de Paname” (Paris 36), “Almost There” (The Princess and the Frog), “Down in New Orleans” (The Princess and the Frog)

Previous winners: “Jai Ho” (Slumdog Millionaire), “Falling Slowly” (Once), “I Need To Wake Up” (An Inconvenient Truth), “It’s Hard Out There For A Pimp” (Hustle & Flow), “Al otro lado del rio” (The Motorcycle Diaries)
Who should win: “The Weary Kind”
Who will win: This decade, most of the Golden Globe winners in this category have been snubbed and not even nominated for the Oscar. But if you go back another ten years, things change remarkably, and the Golden Globe-winning song usually takes home the Oscar, as it did every year from 1991-1997. This year, only one Globe nominee (the winner) is present here, and it would be hard to believe that any of the other four could give it any competition. With the exception of last year, films with multiple nominations usually don’t score a win in this category, and the absence of high-profile names like Bono and Paul McCartney all but guarantees that this will go to the real Ryan Bingham and T-Bone Burnett for “The Weary Kind” from Crazy Heart.

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