I’ve been doing my research for the annual family Oscar party. Here’s my choices for who should win for Best Original Song and Best Original Score.
Song: Glen Campbell’s “I’m Not Gonna Miss You.”
Yeah, “Glory” is the front-runner, and a perfectly good song to boot. But Glen Campbell’s last recording made me burst into tears. It is one of the most heartbreaking pieces of music I’ve ever heard.
Score: The Theory of Everything
All the nominated scores are pretty good, to be honest. I think The Grand Budapest Hotel is more original, but Johann Johannsson’s score is just so gorgeous. Really good stuff. And most of the pundits seem to be picking this one as the front-runner.
I won’t be sorry if I’m wrong on these. If “Glory” wins, that will be fine; like I said, it’s a good song. And if one of the other scores get the Oscar, that’ll be okay, too. But I hope I’m right because there are prizes for the most correct picks. I won a couple of years ago, and I’d like a repeat.