Friday, December 9, 2022

Golden Globe Predictions: Best Original Song

I’ve been predicting the Golden Globe nominations for more than fifteen years, and even if the group doesn’t have the same industry relevance as in the past, it’s still helpful and fun to see what films and performances get honored. Here’s my assessment of the contenders in this category.

Down to Joy (Belfast)
Dos Oruguitas (Encanto)
Be Alive (King Richard)
No Time to Die (No Time to Die)
Here I Am (Singing My Way Home) (Respect)

This category is especially hard to predict without the list of fifteen finalists for the corresponding Oscar race, which won’t be released until after Globe nominations are unveiled. Presumed frontrunners include Hold My Hand (Top Gun: Maverick), Lift Me Up (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever), This is a Life (Everything Everywhere All at Once), Carolina (Where the Crawdads Sing), Do a Little Good (Spirited), Stand Up (Till), Nobody Like U (Turning Red), and Ciao Papa (Pinocchio). It would be fun to see creative choices like Naatu Naatu (RRR) and Love is Not Love (Bros), and watch out also for Applause (Tell It Like a Woman) and My Mind and Me (Selena Gomez: My Mind and Me), signature songs from movies that will not show up in any other categories.

Current predictions:
Lift Me Up (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever)
Love is Not Love (Bros)
Naatu Naatu (RRR)
Hold My Hand (Top Gun: Maverick)
Carolina (Where the Crawdads Sing)

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