The 5 Biggest Musical Snubs At The Oscars
This year, the Academy tried to spread the wealth musically. When the nominations were announced this morning, the music categories honored a rock band (U2), an idiosyncratic experiment (the music and score from Her), two animated films (Frozen, Despicable Me 2) and John Williams (The Book Thief). But like each year, there was a whole lot left on the table.
Here’s are 5 places they should have looked instead.
Young And Beautiful For Best Original SongIt seems exceedingly unusual that the Academy wouldn’t even bother to acknowledge Baz Luhrmann’s music-stuffed F. Scott Fitzgerald adaptation, produced by Jay Z himself. This song was eligible, and pushed by Warner Bros., but perhaps it suffered by being associated with the troubled critical reception towards Lana Del Rey, who performs beautifully on this somber, romantic track. Perhaps the vote was split: Gatsby featured several eligible songs, including the haunting end-title track Together by The xx, which bears an even closer relationship to the themes of Luhrmann’s adaptation.
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