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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Oscars 2017. Best Original Song. So…which La La Land is going to win?
Best Original Song:
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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.
Best Original Song
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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.
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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- “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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