Thursday, 15 January 2015 09:10

2015 Oscar Nominees for Best Original Song and Best Original Score

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OscarsThe Academy Awards will be held on February 22, 2015 at the Dolby Theatre.

The first battle in the war for the OSCAR Award in Best Original Song concluded today at 8:30 am EST. Victims were claimed and victors were crowned. While most are unsurprising, some definitely rose from the bottom to try to claim victory in this year’s most gruesome award war.

Nominees: Best Original Song:

“Everything is Awesome” – The Lego Movie

“Glory” – Selma

“Grateful” – Beyond the Lights

“I’m Not Going to Miss You” – Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me

“Lost Stars” – Begin Again

It seems easy to place bets on Golden Globe winning track “Glory” to snatch up this year’s award, however, we don’t think early frontrunner “Lost Stars” should be counted out this yet. On the other hand, we were a little surprised that children’s pick “Everything is Awesome” made the mix, while the irresistibly silly ditty is, well, just that, it never seemed to get enough press to secure its hand in battle.

Still, a victory from this year’s dark horse, “I’m Not Going to Miss You,” would have everyone all choked up. The sentimental tune was written by Glen Campbell for his documentary Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me, before his Alzheimer’s advanced. Often sentimentality can mix up the results, but still, at the moment, “Glory” and its powerful message leads the pack.

Nominees: Best Original Score:

Grand Budapest Hotel – Alexandre Desplat

The Imitation Game – Alexandre Desplat

Interstellar  - Hans Zimmer

Mr. Turner – Gary Yershon

The Theory of Everything – Johann Johannsson

Yes, you are reading correctly, Alexandre Desplat has been nominated TWICE in this category, bringing is OSCAR Award nominations total to eight and his chances for his first win to 2/5. With that being said, it would make sense to say that the true fight is between Desplat and OSCAR Award winning Zimmer, who has been nominated six times since his last win in 1995 for The Lion King. But we all know that award season is not that simply, for Oscar newcomer Johann Johannsson showed his stuff by snatching the Golden Globe right out from under both of the aforementioned. Each score has its own personality, its own strengths and weaknesses so let us all be thankful that we leave the decision making up to the Academy.

Check out the rest of the Oscar nominees here!

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