This Sunday, thespians and auteurs will get blinded with cinematic science at the Dolby Theatre for the 85th Annual Academy Awards. It's an all-out affair for Hollywood, but musicians do get some love in two categories we'd like to further explore here: Original Score and Original Song. And of those not nominated, who do you think should have gotten recognition? Let us know in the comments.
- Melissa Bobbitt
Best Original Score
Anna Karenina Dario Marianelli
Argo Alexandre Desplat
Life of Pi Mychael Danna
Lincoln John Williams
Skyfall Thomas Newman
WHO SHOULD WIN: Our vote's with the hypnotic and transcendent score of "Pi." Matches quite well with director Ang Lee's lush, inventive imagery.
WHO WILL WIN: Honestly? John Williams for Lincoln. He's the most decorated of these nominees, with five statues already on his mantel.
"Before My Time" from Chasing Ice; Music and Lyric by J. Ralph
"Everybody Needs A Best Friend" from Ted; Music by Walter Murphy; Lyric by Seth MacFarlane
"Pi's Lullaby" from Life of Pi; Music by Mychael Danna; Lyric by Bombay Jayashri
"Skyfall" from Skyfall; Music and Lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth
"Suddenly" from Les Misérables; Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg; Lyric by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil
WHO SHOULD WIN: Murphy and MacFarlane. Despite Seth's penchant for potty humor, this Norah Jones-sung ditty is as classic as they get.
WHO WILL WIN: Adele. She made Bond themes cool again.