Saturday, April 17, 2021

Oscar Winner Predictions: Best Original Song

The competition: Husavik (Eurovision Song Contest), Fight for You (Judas and the Black Messiah), Io Si (The Life Ahead), Speak Now (One Night in Miami), Hear My Voice (The Trial of the Chicago 7)

Previous winners: I’m Gonna Love Me Again (Rocketman), 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)
My winner: Coming soon!
The facts: Odom Jr. is nominated for his performance in “One Night in Miami” in addition to his bid here. Warren is the only previous nominee, with an astounding eleven past nominations. This is her fourth consecutive nomination in this category after songs from “Breakthrough,” “RBG,” and “Marshall,” and she earned her first bid back in 1987 for a song from “Mannequin.” At the Golden Globes and the Hollywood Music in Media Awards, “Io Si” triumphed. The last eight Golden Globe winners have gone on to be nominated here, with six of them triumphing.
Who should win: I enjoyed and appreciate “Husavik” but found a particular resonance to both “Speak Now” and especially “Io Si.”
Who will win: It very well could be “Husavik,” but I think Warren finally wins for Io Si.

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