I did this last year (twice) and quite enjoyed it. This year is even better, because so far, there are no clear frontrunners. The criteria is:
- Written for the movie
- Heard within the movie or the first song in the credits
- Something about length, at least 2 minutes, though I think "Remember Me" just falls underneath that, so I could be wrong.
Sure, it might be "Speechless". Or it might be whatever from "Frozen II" (More on that later). Or it could even be a new Taylor Swift song from "Cats"!
Wouldn't that be...a thing! But, it could also be one of these.
Beyonce - "Spirit"- "The Lion King (2019)"
"While you're trembling, that's when the magic happens."
Now, I didn't see this movie, but from what I've learned, yes, this song is hammered in at a moment where Nala is walking around. Wouldn't it be wonderful to see Beyonce perform with all of the dancers behind her on the Oscar stage. This MV looked more dynamic and energetic than the movie.Other Nominations:
Best Visual Effects. In another year, Disney might be deluded enough to try and press for Best Picture (Remember last year when they tried really hard for "Mary Poppins Returns"), but they're probably throwing all their effort behind "Endgame".
Elton John, Taron Edgerton - (I'm Gonna) Love Me Again - "Rocketman"
"For trust is left in lovers after all."
Confession: I haven't finished this. There's nothing horrendous about it, and as a sucker for movies about troubled British rockstars, I expected to be more engaged. This is another performance that would be insane to hear and see live.
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Other Nominations: Best Actor for Taron Edgerton. I mean, after all, I hadn't seen Bohemian Rhapsody either but that...went...far.
None of the movies I watched this year really have any original songs (Well we could count Dua Lipa's Swan Song, but do we want to?), so what have you seen that could possibly fit the bill?
sources under the videos.