Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Oscar Nominees: Best Original Song

My predictions: 4/5, missing the song from “Jim: The James Foley Story” in favor of “Drive It Like You Stole It” from “Sing Street”
My ballot: Come back in February!
The nominees: “The Empty Chair” (Jim: The James Foley Story), “Audition” (La La Land), “City of Stars” (La La Land), “How Far I’ll Go” (Moana), “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” (Trolls)

I’m so glad that “Audition” got in along with “City of Stars” since I think it’s just as illustrative of its film’s wonderfulness (unpopular opinion these days) as the Golden Globe-winning song. Both animated hits from the Golden Globes – I prefer Justin Timberlake’s feel-good “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” – got in, and to round out the list we have a tune from a documentary that I haven’t yet heard. I look forward to listening to it!

My current bet to win: This should be City of Stars without much of a problem.

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