Thursday, January 16, 2014

Oscar Nominees: Best Original Score

My predictions: 2/5, picking only “Philomena” and “Gravity”
My ballot: Come back in February!
The nominees: The Book Thief, Gravity, Her, Philomena, Saving Mr. Banks

This category left out some seriously good scores, some which should have been here – “Rush” and “12 Years a Slave” – and others that never had as much of a shot, like “Captain Phillips.” I am pleasantly surprised to see “Her” here, which is a fun and worthwhile choice. I haven’t seen “The Book Thief,” but listening to pieces of the score makes me think it’s a decent selection. I wasn’t all that enthralled by either “Philomena” or “Saving Mr. Banks” (earning its only nomination here), but they’re not all that bad. And, of course, the big one here, Gravity, which definitely deserves a spot. Too bad for “All is Lost,” which won the Golden Globe.

My current bet to win: Probably Gravity.

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