Thursday, February 6, 2020

Oscar Winner Predictions: Best Original Song

The competition: I’m Standing with You (Breakthrough), Into the Unknown (Frozen II), Stand Up (Harriet), I’m Gonna Love Me Again (Rocketman), I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away (Toy Story 4)

Previous winners: Shallow (A Star is Born), Remember Me (Coco), City of Stars (La La Land), Writing’s on the Wall (Spectre), Glory (Selma), Let It Go (Frozen), Skyfall (Skyfall)
My winner: Glasgow (Wild Rose)
The facts: This is the eleventh nomination for Warren in this category and her third consecutive bid following songs from “Marshall” and “RBG.” She has yet to win. John won in this race back in 1994 for one of his three nominations that year for “The Lion King.” Anderson-Lopez and Lopez have a perfect Oscar track record, with wins in 2013 for the original “Frozen” and in 2017 for “Coco.” Newman won for songs from “Toy Story 3” in 2010 and “Monsters, Inc.” in 2001, earning an additional nine nominations in this category and nine in the score race, including one this year for “Marriage Story.” Erivo is also nominated this year for her leading performance in her film. “Rocketman” took home the Golden Globe and a handful of other guild and critics’ prizes. The last seven Golden Globe winners have gone on to be nominated here, with five of them triumphing.

Who should win: I chose other songs that made the fifteen-wide finalist list (and some that didn’t), and out of these, I’d say that “Stand Up” and “Into the Unknown” are my favorite.s
Who will win: While I’m Gonna Love Me Again isn’t a lock like some past tunes, I think it’s far enough ahead of the rest.

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