Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Oscar Nominees: Best Original Song

My predictions: 3/5
My ballot: Come back in February!
The nominees: “When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings” (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs), “All the Stars” (Black Panther), “The Place Where Lost Things Go” (Mary Poppins Returns), “I’ll Fight” (RBG), “Shallow” (A Star is Born)

This list isn’t all too surprising save for the unexpected inclusion of the song from the first segment of The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, which I’m all for since it was the only part of the film that I really liked. I bet against both songs from Mary Poppins Returns, but I’m fine with this sweeter, more sentimental one, especially over “Trip a Little Light Fantastic.” The other three I predicted, with Black Panther scoring, RBG earning a worthwhile bid to go with its Best Documentary mention, and A Star is Born continuing to dominate in the one category it still looks sure to win.

My current bet to win: I wouldn’t bet against A Star is Born.

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