Friday, January 6, 2017

Golden Globe Winner Predictions: Best Original Score

The competition: Arrival (Jóhann Jóhannsson), Hidden Figures (Hans Zimmer, Pharrell Williams and Benjamin Wallfisch), La La Land (Justin Hurwitz), Lion (Dustin O'Halloran and Hauschka), and Moonlight (Nicholas Britell).

For your information: This is Zimmer’s twelfth nomination, and he has won twice, for “The Lion King” and “Gladiator.” Jóhannsson won in 2014 for “The Theory of Everything.” Hurwitz is also nominated this year for Best Song. There’s no particular correlation of this category to any other. It’s worth noting that the “Arrival” score, which also uses Max Richter’s “On the Nature of Daylight,” is not eligible for the Oscar.

Who should win? I still need to do some serious listening but nothing really compares to “La La Land” and the part music plays in that film. I even made one track my wake-up alarm!

Who will win? I’m tempted to go with La La Land though I suspect it might be “Arrival” instead.

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