Monday, February 22, 2016

Oscar Winner Predictions: Best Original Song


The competition: “Earned It” (Fifty Shades of Grey), “Manta Ray” (Racing Extinction), “Simple Song #3” (Youth), “’Til It Happens To You” (The Hunting Ground), “Writing’s on the Wall” (Spectre)

Previous winners: Selma (Glory), Let It Go (Frozen), 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: “See You Again” (Furious 7)
The facts: Only two musicians are previous nominees. Dianne Warren, who worked with Lady Gaga on “’Til It Happens To You,” has been nominated seven times before, including last year, and has yet to win. J. Ralph, who wrote “Manta Ray,” was nominated in 2012 for “Before My Time” from “Chasing Ice.” Four James Bond films have contended in this category. Only one – the most recent – “Skyfall” – took home the award.

Who should win: I’m not too big on these songs, so I guess I’d choose “Simply Song #3,” but I’m not too set.
Who will win: “Writing’s on the Wall” won the Golden Gloebe. I think this is going to ’Til It Happens To You.

2 comments:

Unknown said...

"Writings on the wall" won the Golden Globe but "Til it happens to you" wasn't nominated because the Globes don't recognize music from documentaries only from movies.

Lawrence G said...

"Writings on the wall" won the Golden Globe but "Til it happens to you" wasn't nominated because the Globes don't recognize music from documentaries only from movies.