Thursday, January 14, 2016

Oscar Nominees: Best Original Score

My predictions: 3/5, picking “The Danish Girl” and “Spotlight” over “Sicario” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”
My ballot: Come back in February!
The nominees: Bridge of Spies, Carol, The Hateful Eight, Sicario, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

I have a lot of listening to do to get familiar with these scores, since the recent memory of “The Hateful Eight” is pretty much the only thing that sticks out to me. I do remember that, while I didn’t love the film, the music in the border crossing scene in particular in “Sicario” was definitely intense, and I’m eager to listen to that again. Kudos to “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” for picking up a nomination. It’s too bad that “The Danish Girl” isn’t here but good that “Carol” is, and I’ll have to listen to the more melodramatic score of “Bridge of Spies” to become familiar with it. I’m sad that “Spotlight” isn’t here since that really was one of the best scores of the year in my mind.

My current bet to win: It probably goes to Ennio Morricone for The Hateful Eight.

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