Thursday, December 6, 2018

Golden Globe Nominees: Best Original Song

My predictions: 2/5, missing songs from “Black Panther,” “Dumplin,” and “A Private War
Who’s missing? Trip A Little Light Fantastic (Mary Poppins Returns), The Place Where Lost Things Go (Mary Poppins Returns), Always Remember Us This Way (A Star is Born), Flower of the Universe (A Wrinkle in Time), I Crumble (Vox Lux), I’ll Fight (RBG), Hearts Beat Loud (Hearts Beat Loud)

Interestingly, this category doesn’t contain a song from the forthcoming musical sequel that picked up a nomination in the score category instead. Shallow (A Star is Born) was the only real lock here, and the lack of a bid for another song from the movie is irrelevant since it’s the only song that will compete at the Oscars. Both Revelation (Boy Erased) and Requiem for a Private War (A Private War) accompany their leading stars, while All the Stars (Black Panther) is nominated alongside its score and the film in the top race. Rounding out the list is the inclusion of Girl in the Movies (Dumplin’), which can be found in the Netflix original debuting tomorrow on the streaming service. Stats on the nominated artists and singers coming in my winner predictions.

Who will win? I listened to all these songs to refresh my memory (and introduce myself to the one I hadn’t heard). “All the Stars” is an anthem all its own as compared with the more traditional and worthwhile themes from the other three. Nothing holds a candle, however, to Shallow, which makes me think it’s unbeatable.

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