Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Oscar Nominees: Best Original Song

My predictions: 2/4, predicting only the animated choices
My ballot: Come back next week! (still deliberating on how to do this category since I might want to include submitted songs from films I didn’t see)
The nominees: “Coming Home” (Country Strong), “I See the Light” (Tangled), “If I Rise” (127 Hours), “We Belong Together” (Toy Story 3)

Do you know what I hate almost more than anything? A category with a peculiar number of nominees. Rules aside, at the very least it messes up prediction totals. The snub of both tunes from “Burlesque” (and the film as a whole in all categories) further reinforces the peculiar trend, broken just last year, of the Golden Globe winner in this category going on to be left off this list. I’m happy about both animated songs as well as the “Country Strong” tune that’s grown on me. A.R. Rahman’s melody is somewhat interesting, and I’m a bit worried it might win. But given the fact that Randy Newman lost for the first two “Toy Story” tunes he wrote, I think it’s his turn.

My current bet to win: “We Belong Together”

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