Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Oscar Nominees: Best Original Song

My predictions: 3/5
My ballot: Coming soon!
The nominees: Down to Joy (Belfast), Dos Oruguitas (Encanto), Somehow You Do (Four Good Days), Be Alive (King Richard), No Time to Die (No Time to Die)

I didn’t really look at who was composing the songs I had predicted, and therefore I should have guessed that Diane Warren would return for Somehow You Do (Four Good Days), a track from an otherwise forgettable film I saw at Sundance two full years ago now. I had also bet against Van Morrison and Down to Joy (Belfast), but that made the cut. Be Alive (King Richard) is here, along with the two frontrunners: Dos Oruguitas (Encanto) and No Time to Die (No Time to Die). I still have to familiarize myself with one or two of these, which I plan to do over the next few weeks.

My current bet to win: Given that a different song from “Encanto” is topping the charts, I think No Time to Die is safely out in front.

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