Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Oscar Winner Predictions: Best Original Song

The competition: “Happy” (Despicable Me 2), “Let It Go” (Frozen), “The Moon Song” (Her), “Ordinary Love” (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom)

Previous winners: Skyfall (Skyfall), Man or Muppet (The Muppets), We Belong Together (Toy Story 3), The Weary Kind (Crazy Heart), Jai Ho (Slumdog Millionaire), Falling Slowly (Once), I Need To Wake Up (An Inconvenient Truth)
My winner: Let It Go
The facts: This category only has four nominees because the fifth, “Alone Yet Not Alone,” was disqualified because its composer was deemed to have use his status with the Academy to inappropriately promote the song. The U2 members credited for “Ordinary Love” were nominated back in 2002 for “The Hands That Built America” from “Gangs of New York,” which lost to Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” from “8 Mile.” Their song won the Golden Globe that year, as it did this year. That statistic bodes well for “Let It Go,” which comes from two first-time nominees in this category. “Her” is a Best Picture nominee, and both “Despicable Me 2” and “Frozen” are nominated for Best Animated Feature.

Who should win: “Let It Go,” no contest
Who will win: I’m honestly worried about U2 taking this, but I think that it has to be Let It Go, if only because of how many versions of it keep popping up on YouTube every day.

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