Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Golden Globe Musings: Best Original Song

Golden Globe nominations for this year will be announced shortly, so here’s a survey of the contenders and the most likely predictions at this time. Weigh in with your thoughts, and let me know if I’ve left off anything important. A reminder that the Globes are wildly unpredictable and that it is still a bit early to gauge the reception or awards potential of a number of the so-called “contenders” at this point.

All the Stars (Black Panther)
Revelation (Boy Erased)
Girl in the Movies (Dumplin’)
Requiem for a Private War (A Private War)
Shallow (A Star is Born)

This category is especially hard to predict without the list of fifteen finalists for the corresponding Oscar race, which won’t be released until next week. Last year, I predicted “The Shallows” for this award, representing an unfortunate unawareness of the song’s real title. This year, I feel like I don’t even have that much of a clue. Stand Up (Harriet), Into the Unknown (Frozen 2), I’m Gonna Love Me Again (Rocketman), Beautiful Ghosts (Cats), Speechless (Aladdin), and Control (Her Smell) seem like the likeliest bets. I’d love to see Glasgow (Wild Rose) recognized, but I’m not sure if the movie will make it onto Globe voters’ radar. I look forward to getting to know any of these songs – I’m certainly least prepared for this category.

Current predictions:
Speechless (Aladdin)
Into the Unknown (Frozen 2)
Stand Up (Harriet)
I’m Gonna Love Me Again (Rocketman)
Glasgow (Wild Rose)

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