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The Best Original Song category is one at the Academy Awards where the field is entirely level. Animation and documentaries compete equally with comedies and dramas. The winner can be a tiny independent film or a massive blockbuster. All you need is a catchy tune. Over the past decade, some fascinating winners of the Oscar for Original Song have emerged. Today, we want to know your favorite.
To refresh everyone’s memory, these have been the winners: “We Belong Together” from “Toy Story 3,” “Man or Muppet” from “The Muppets,” “Skyfall” from “Skyfall,” “Let It Go” from “Frozen,” “Glory” from “Selma,” “Writing’s on the Wall” from “Spectre,” “City of Stars” from “La La Land,” “Remember Me” from “Coco,” and “Shallow” from “A Star Is Born.”
For some, Disney and Pixar take the cake in this category. Three of the decade’s winners have been from the animated fare, with “Let It Go” in particular catching on as a massive hit. One can argue that it’s among the most popular songs overall of the last ten years, not just Oscar-related.
To others, a vast pop tune is what moves them. Just last year, Lady Gaga dominated the airwaves with “Shallow.” To call it a hit song is an understatement; it was everywhere. A few years back, so too was “Skyfall,” which made a smash hit through the popularity of Adele.
On the flip-side, maybe low key, a simple winner does the trick. “City of Stars” was the anthem to “La La Land,” a part of the film’s very core. For anyone who loves the connection back to the DNA of the picture, this winner stands tall. With that, it’s time to chime in.