Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Oscar Winner Predictions: Best Original Score

The competition: Don’t Look Up (Nicholas Britell), Dune (Hans Zimmer), Encanto (Germaine Franco), Parallel Mothers (Alberto Iglesias), The Power of the Dog (Jonny Greenwood)

Previous winners: Soul, Joker, Black Panther, The Shape of Water, La La Land, The Hateful Eight, The Grand Budapest Hotel
My winner: Coming soon!
The facts: This is the twelfth nomination for Zimmer, who won in 1994 for “The Lion King” and was most recently nominated in 2017 for “Dunkirk.” This is the fourth nomination for Iglesias, who was previously contended for “The Constant Gardener,” “The Kite Runner,” and “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.” This is the third nomination for Britell, who was previously nominated for “Moonlight” and “If Beale Street Could Talk.” Greenwood was previously nominated for “Phantom Thread.” In the past two decades, this award has gone to a film not nominated for Best Picture only three times. At the Hollywood Music in Media Awards, “Dune” won the sci-fi/fantasy prize, “Parallel Mothers” took the international prize, and “Don’t Look Up” beat “The Power of the Dog.” Strangely, “Encanto” wasn’t even nominated for the animated prize. “Dune” won at the Golden Globes and BAFTA.
Who should win: I would choose “Dune” or “The Power of the Dog,” and wouldn’t mind “Parallel Mothers” either.
Who will win: I think Dune can win this.

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