• > on October 19, 2009 in Santa Clarita, California.

    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.

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