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2018 Academy Awards Predictions – Best Original Song Nominees

I’m no music critic. The Academy branch that determines the Best Original Song nominees probably don’t think about film the way I do. They could reach out and pull out a song from a film I’ve never heard of, because they’re only listening to the songs regardless of quality of movie.

Still, I’ve put it on myself to roll out predictions. You can’t expect them all to come from my mouth.

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The Nominees:

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2018 Golden Globes Predictions – Best Original Song

Three animated films, a showbiz musical, and an Americana period piece. Five songs. One Best Original Song category. Numbers, numbers. Yadda, yadda. Let’s talk about it.

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The Nominees – Best Song

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2017 Academy Awards Nomination Predictions – Best Original Song

Best Original Song: the Grammy award of Academy Awards. I always am fascinated by what the Academy does with this category. Films yield very different styles of song, so much so that it often feels inappropriate to compare them to each other in an awards category. But that is exactly what we are here to do.

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Best Original Song

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2016 Academy Awards Predictions – Best Original Song

Sometimes, the two-horse races at the Academy Awards are just as hard to call as the categories that are simply up in the air. This race is one of those cases.

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I’ll begin with a dark horse selection. “Simple Song #3,” from the Michael Caine vehicle¬†Youth. It is a beautiful song, but it is failing to supplant the buzz of two other songs in the category.

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2015 Academy Award Predictions — Best Original Song

 

The Nominees:

  • “Glory” Common, John Legend — Selma
  • “Lost Stars” Gregg Alexander, Danielle Brisebois — Begin Again
  • “Everything is Awesome” Shawn Patterson — The Lego Movie
  • “Grateful” Diane Warren — Beyond the Lights
  • “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” Glen Campbell, Julian Raymond — Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me

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