Thursday, January 16, 2014

Oscar Nominees: Best Original Song

My predictions: 3/5, missing the tunes from “Alone Yet Not Alone” and “Despicable Me 2”
My ballot: Come back in February!
The nominees: “Alone Yet Not Alone” (Alone Yet Not Alone), “Happy” (Despicable Me 2), “Let It Go” (Frozen), “The Moon Song” (Her), “Ordinary Love” (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom)

This year’s most random nominee can be found here: the title track from “Alone Yet Not Alone,” a film religion in the 1750s set for wide release in February that looks truly awful. The song is alright, but hardly worth of a place here. Ditto “Happy” from “Despicable Me 2,” a fun tune but far from the best cinema has to offer. Where is “The Great Gatsby” and its many songs? I am delighted to see that “The Moon Song” was included, and would have rioted if “Let It Go” was snubbed. After winning the Golden Globe earlier this week, “Ordinary Love” went against the trend and managed not to get snubbed.

My current bet to win: It has to be Let It Go - I just hope it will be!

No comments: