The 93rd Academy Awards, honoring the cinematic achievements of 2020 and the first two months of 2021, will be happening in about two weeks or so, and as I’ve done occasionally over the course of the past few years, I wanted to take a look at this season’s nominees for Best Original Song. I’ll offer my thoughts on each song, and at the end, I’ll predict which song will win and which song I would choose to win if I had the only vote. My predictions haven’t exactly had the best track record, but perhaps this might be a year I get it right.
Best Original Song
In 2015, I had written an article about the Best Original Song nominees of the 87th Oscars. That year’s Academy Awards ceremony saw “Glory” from the Martin Luther King biopic Selma win the Best Original Song Oscar in a field that also saw competition from films like The Lego Movie and the Glen Campbell documentary I’ll Be Me. I didn’t write articles about the Best Original Song nominees for the 88th and 89th Oscars, but I figured that with 2018 marking the 90th anniversary of the Oscars, it would be nice to return to writing about them. As I did in 2015, I’ll be writing about the songs that were nominated, and then I’ll predict who will win, as well as mention who I would like to see take home the Oscar.