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Oscars 2022: Best Original Song Prediction

Oscar frontrunners: rising pop star Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas O’Connell’s “No Time to Die” in the latest Bond film.

Surround the usual suspects. The Academy of Music’s popular music industry is well known for relying on tops (see Diane Warren’s 12-time nominee for the Sundance indie song “Four Good Days”) as well surprise (the song Idina Menzel made on Amazon’s “Dream Girl” list in “Cinderella”). Needless to say, Menzel has arrived Oscar previously, titled “Let It Go,” Oscar-winning Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez from “Frozen.”

The Academy’s music industry also tends to be open to global pop stars who may be performing at the Oscars. Inevitably, music stars made the shortlist, including for the second year in a row HER, who sang “Automatic Woman” in Halle Berry’s directorial debut “Bruised” (Netflix). . Another Netflix contender is Ariana Grande and Kid Cudi’s “Just Look Up” from “Don’t Look Up.” Two-time Irish nominees Bono and U2 (“Ordinary Love” from “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,” “Hands Build America” from “Gangs of New York”) wrote and performed “Your Song Saved My Life” from the animated entry “Sing 2 ″ (Illumination / Universal), marking a major part in the musical animation sequel.

Competing for the first nomination is Northern Ireland’s Van Morrison, who provided the successful full soundtrack for Kenneth Branagh’s ’60s cinematic memoir “Belfast” (Focus Features), but wrote the original “Down”. to Joy” to open the film. (The anti-vaxxer many are unwelcome at the Oscars.) Also looking for her first nod is Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, who performed “Be Alive” alongside Dixson for “King Richard” (Warner Bros. ), the film was not successful on the music charts. Additionally, Oscar’s rookies are the Sparks Brothers, who created “So May We Start” for the musical “Annette” (Amazon) by Leos Carax and Beach Boy Brian Wilson, who scored a spot on the list. short book for “Right Where I Belong” for the documentary “Brian Wilson: The Promising Road.”

Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin in "Respect"

Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin in “Respect”

MGM / UA

Meanwhile, Academy Award winner for Best Supporting Actress Jennifer Hudson (“Dreamgirls”), who may not be getting the nod for a second Best Actress for playing Aretha Franklin in ” Respect”, possibly winning a consolation prize for the song “Here I Am (sing My Way Home),,” written with Jamie Alexander Hartman and Carole King.

Oscars Leader: Rising Pop Star Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas O’Connell’s”There’s no time to dieFrom the latest Bond movie (MGM/UA).

Cartoon soundtracks always feature a song or two, including Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Dos Oruguitas” from “Encanto” (Disney), which also won Best Score. Another musical has earned a spot for heart-fluttering Amandla Stenberg’s “The Anonymous Ones,” a new song added to the Broadway musical “Dear Evan Hansen” (Universal).

And among the surprise shortlisted entries is “Beyond the Shore,” sung by British celebrity Emilia Jones on the Sundance Award-winning song “CODA” (Apple TV+).

Eighty-four songs were eligible in the Original Song category, but only 15 were shortlisted for voting for the 94th Academy Awards. Music Branch members voted to determine the nominees. shortlist and nominees.

The Oscar nominees are listed in alphabetical order. No one is considered a frontrunner unless I’ve seen the movie.

Sing 2 Illuminate

“Sing 2” Ash (Scarlett Johansson) and Clay (Bono)

Universal

The forerunner:
“Dos Oruguitas” from “Encanto”
“Here I Am (Singing My Way Home)” from “Respect”
“No Time to Die” from “No Time to Die” Billie Eilish
“Right Where I Belong” from “Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road” “
Your song saved my life” from “Sing 2”

Signatories:
“Anonymous People” from “Dear Evan Hansen”
“Automatic Woman” in “Bruised”
“Be Alive” from “King Richard”
“Beyond The Shore” from “CODA”
“Down To Joy” from “Belfast”
“Dream Girl” from “Cinderella”
“Guns Go Bang” from “The Harder They Fall”
“Just look up” from “Do not look up”
“So can we begin?” from “Annette”
“Somehow you do” from “Four Good Days”

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Aila Slisco

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