Thursday, January 10, 2013

Oscar Nominees: Best Original Song

My predictions: 3/5, missing the tunes from “Chasing Ice” and “Ted”
My ballot: Come back next week!
The nominees: “Before My Time” (Chasing Ice), “Suddenly” (Les Miserables), “Pi’s Lullaby” (Life of Pi), “Skyfall” (Skyfall), “Everybody Needs a Best Friend” (Ted)

Rightfully so, there’s always a disconnect between the films nominated in this category and in others. Namely, the inclusion of a documentary finalist that didn’t end up placing in that race, “Chasing Ice,” and a comedy from this year’s Oscar host, “Ted.” The other three nominees were expected. I’ve been listening to them on loop all morning, and I actually think that only “Skyfall,” which took a while to grow on me, is appealing. “Suddenly” just doesn’t compare to the original songs in the film, “Pi’s Lullaby” is more score than song, and the other two just don’t appeal as much to me yet. Maybe with time they well. I’m not too upset about any snubs here since I didn’t get too attached to any of the contenders in this race.

My current bet to win: It’s hard to know, but I think Skyfall.

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