Remember when Celine Dion won for that monstrosity called “My Heart Will Go On?” Or how Three Six Mafia received an Oscar before Martin Scorcese? Ah, the Best Song category usually brings out the worst in the Academy Awards but at least you can’t accuse it of being boring or predictable. Except for that Celine song which was an affront to the human race. Here are this year’s nominees:
“Before My Time” from Chasing Ice
A documentary about a photographer who uses time-lapse videos to prove to the world that ice caps and glaciers are melting. Because we still live in a world where that is up for debate. Kill me now.
“Everybody Needs a Best Friend” from Ted
True story: my husband and I spent the first day of our honeymoon jet lagged and walking around Sydney on the day that it had record heat temperatures. We gave up, headed to our hotel and watched Ted while gorging on chocolate and champagne. Good times.
“Pi’s Lullaby” from Life of Pi
It sounds like the kind of song you would make up while tripping on shrooms as you watch Life of Pi.
“Skyfall” from Skyfall
I insist that someone make a prequel featuring a young M kicking ass back in the day.
“Suddenly” from Les Misérables
It’s Hugh Jackman pulling a Beyoncé since the song isn’t part of the stage production but an original tune meant to showcase…something?
Which one do you like the best? Which one has a higher chance of being butchered at the ceremonies?