Thursday, January 15, 2015

Oscar Nominees: Best Original Song

My predictions: 3/5, missing the songs from “Begin Again” and “Beyond the Lights”
My ballot: Come back in February!
The nominees: “Lost Stars” (Begin Again), “Grateful” (Beyond the Lights), “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” (Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me), “Everything is Awesome” (The Lego Movie), “Glory” (Selma)

This list actually makes a lot of sense: it has three films that are music-focused and two that were supposed to do well with overall nominations today and tanked almost completely. I’m thrilled to see “Begin Again” represented, and I haven’t seen “Beyond the Lights” or “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me,” but I like both songs. Golden Globe winner “Glory,” which defies historical tradition as it ends up being the only song to translate from that list here, is a welcome inclusion, as is “Everything is Awesome,” which is definitely not how everyone involved with “The Lego Movie” is feeling today. I would have loved to see “Opportunity” from “Annie” here, but I’m not too disappointed.

My current bet to win: I think Glory can still do it.

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