It’s almost time for the actors to walk the red carpet this year. For every film critic or fan who loves to see their favorite actors, directors, make-up artists, or random celebrities who show up just to be there, it’s the event to watch and pray your most watched movie nominated this year takes home the victory. For music lovers (or those who pay attention to the background noise of a movie), it’s a potential opportunity to say that one of your favorite songs of the year won an Oscar. This year’s lineup for Best Original Song proves to be one of the more diverse nominations across film genres to date.
It’s an inevitable tight race between the fans, such as nominations between Kendrick Lamar’s rapping for the biggest superhero origin film of last year, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s duet for their heartbreaking love story, and Emily Blunt’s performance as Disney’s new remake of their favorite nanny. At the end of the day, no matter how hard we root to see that song from our favorite movie that we always play in our head finally get its due, it’s in the hands of the academy to decide who will bring the Oscar home.
The academy’s decision to nominate a superhero film for Best Picture shows that we should expect many surprises at the ceremony. There are those who expect Disney to accept the award for best original song for the second year in a row as Pixar Film’s, Coco, won for “Remember Me” in 2018. My personal prediction, Gaga and Cooper will continue their winning streak and take home the award for this category. Considering “Shallow” has already won at the Grammys for both Pop/Duo Performance and Best Song Written for Visual Media, fans of “A Star is Born”, can expect the critics and academy’s admiration for this film to be in their favor.
“I’LL FIGHT” FROM RBG – Jennifer Hudson
“ALL THE STARS” FROM BLACK PANTHER – Kendrick Lamar & SZA
“SHALLOW” FROM A STAR IS BORN – Lady GaGa & Bradley Cooper
“THE PLACE WHERE LOST THINGS GO” FROM MARY POPPINS RETURNS – Emily Blunt
“WHEN A COWBOY TRADES HIS SPURS FOR WINGS” FROM THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS – Tim Blake Nelson & Willie Watson