Nominees announced for the Oscars

oscars 2017Today the nominations of this year’s academy awards were announced. There are a lot of categories. But for this site, only two categories really matter!

The nominees for the best original score are:

  • La La Land – Justin Hurwitz
  • Jacky – Micachu
  • Lion  – Dustin O’Halloran, Volker Bertelmann
  • Passengers – Thomas Newman
  • Moonlight – Nicholas Britell

The nominees for the best original song are:

  • “Auditon (The Fools Who Dream)” from  La La Land  by Justin Hurwitz (music), Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (lyrics)
  • “City of Stars” from  La La Land  by Justin Hurwitz (music), Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (lyrics)
  • “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana by Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • “Can’t Stop The Feeling” from Trolls  by Justin Timberlake, Max Martin and Karl Johan Schuster
  • “The Empty Chair” from Jim: The James Foley Story by J. Ralph and Sting

It is looking good for La La Land. May the best score and song win. On February 26th we will know more!

One comment

  1. As usual, I am not entirely happy with the oscar nominations. Again it feels like they only took the most recent scores into consideration. While I do not in any way want to say that the chosen scores are bad, I feel they do not represent the whole filmmusic year since the last academy awards. Are we discouraging composers now from making good music for films that will not be released in the “academy award recognition timeframe”? Or is the Academy seriously saying that good filmmusic can only be released between september and january?

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