Best Original Song

Standard

Sam Smith’s Writing’s on the Wall for Spectre sounds a lot like Adele’s Skyfall winner. That isn’t necessarily bad, since it fits perfectly with the movie and is the dramatic, cinematic type of song the Academy loves. Although Earned It fits into the Fifty Shades movie pretty well, the lyrics don’t work for where they are in the story. Lady Gaga’s Til It Happens to You is moving and quite possibly this year’s winner. She captures the emotion of the documentary The Hunting Ground, while still keeping the song pop enough to capture outsiders as well. She just won a Golden Globe, and now she might add Oscar to that list. It seems the days of unknown composers and artists winning this award are over.

  1. “Til It Happens to You” – The Hunting Ground
  2. “Writing’s on the Wall” – Spectre
  3. “Earned It” – Fifty Shades of Grey
  4. “Simple Song #3” – Youth
  5. “Manta Ray” – Racing Extinction
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s