OSCAR PREDICTIONS: Best Original Song

Updated: February 9, 2018

AND THE PREDICTED NOMINEES ARE

1

“Remember Me” (Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez)
“Coco” (Pixar)

PROS:
Written by the team responsible for "Let It Go" (EGOT winners) and the song is integral to the film's message and story. Our frontrunner?
CONS:
Sometimes they look for other choices besides Disney, even if the songs are great.

2

“Mighty River” (Mary J. Blige, Raphael Saadiq, Taura Stinson)
“Mudbound” (Netflix)

PROS:
If they still want to reward Mary J. Blige and cannot get her into Supporting Actress, here's a way to reward.
CONS:
Netflix needs to make the song a priority.

3

“This Is Me” (Benj Pasek, Justin Paul)
“The Greatest Showman” (20th Century Fox)

PROS:
Could it be just a matter of which song they'll choose?
CONS:
Split votes.

4

“The Mystery of Love” (Sufjan Stevens)
“Call Me By Your Name” (Sony Pictures Classics)

PROS:
The song is a dream and plays wonderfully in the film, capturing its emotion. Could be something that surprise.
CONS:
There are two to choose from and many songs play throughout (that aren't eligible). Could voters get distracted?

5

“Stand Up for Something” (Common, Andra Day, Diane Warren)
“Marshall” (Open Road Films)

PROS:
Common won the Oscar for "Selma" while Diane Warren is still looking for her first. She could finally have her shot.
CONS:
Will enough people watch the film and remember the hit? Buzz is quiet despite strong reviews from critics.

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