Friday, August 31, 2012

The fat lady has sung!

Remember last year, when there was an embarassing TWO nominees in the Original Song category at Oscar?  Yeah, that category is just pathetic and impossible to predict and just makes no sense whatsoever.  Well, apparently there have been rule changes put into place that will change all that.  This is pretty great actually, and yet I still hate this category, namely because really shitty songs get written for movies these days.  With this thought in mind, what songs do you think are notable snubs that could have benefited from this rule?  I'm sure the first that comes to mind is Cher, which was an odd snub back in 2010.  Speaking of Cher, what are your thoughts on the Golden Globe curse?  Yes, since 2000, 7 out of the 12 Golden Globe winning songs was snubbed an Oscar nomination.  It is bizarre, especially since some of those wins were notable ('The Wrestler' and 'You Haven't Seen the Last of Me' being the most notable).  What do you think this will mean for the Oscars this year? 


  1. Love what they did with this rule change. I'm hoping Mumford and Sons can slip in for their Brave song.

    I have a love/hate relationship with this category, but it is an essential one. "Falling Slowly", "Lose Yourself", and "Things Have Changed" are awesome wins. There are ups and downs, but sometimes great winners come out of this category.

    Some snubs would be "You Know My Name" (Casino Royale), "For Always" (A.I.), and "I Will Remember You" (The Brothers McMullen). (I tried to give some different picks here.)

    There could be some overlapping of the Globes and the Oscar noms, but I think the Globe curse is just a fluke that will come and go over the years.

    1. I also think that silly rule about the song having to be played in the film and not just over the credits is a discredit to this category because it causes voters to nix out worthy songs.

    2. Good point. I hate that rule. If the Academy would change that, I'd have no more complaints about this category, at least until the nominees were announced. :)