Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Oscar Winner Predictions: Best Original Song

The competition: 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)

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)
My winner: Coming soon!
The facts: This is the thirteen overall and fifth consecutive nomination in this category for Diane Warren after songs from “The Life Ahead,” “Breakthrough,” “RBG,” and “Marshall,” and she earned her first bid back in 1987 for a song from “Mannequin.” She’s up this year for “Somehow You Do.” Lin-Manuel Miranda earns his second nomination for “Dos Oruguitas” after contending five years ago for a song from “Moana.” At the Golden Globes and the Hollywood Music in Media Awards, “No Time to Die” triumphed. The last nine Golden Globe winners have gone on to be nominated here, with six of them triumphing.
Who should win: This is a good list, but nothing compares to “No Time to Die.”
Who will win: The song from “Encanto” isn’t the most popular, so I don’t think it can eclipse No Time to Die, and Warren will need to wait for a more popular film to finally win.

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