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Angela Mitchell

Oscar Race Tightens for Original Songs

By December 29, 2012

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Which original song from a movie was your favorite this year? Was it Adele's smoky Bond theme for Skyfall, or the the dwarves' haunting "Song of the Lonely Mountain" for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey? Or as a musical theatre buff, are you rooting for the new original song for Les MisÚrables, "Suddenly?"

All of these titles (and seventy-two more) are currently in contention for nominations in the Original Song category for the 85th Academy Awards, according to a recent Academy announcement.

Get a fascinating glimpse inside the process, and a complete look at the original songs currently duking it out, here. (Personally, my money's on Adele for this one, although I think both "Suddenly" and "Song of the Lonely Mountain" are sure things for the shortlist of nominees... What's your pick?)

PHOTO: Adele, "Skyfall." Courtesy of Columbia.

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December 30, 2012 at 3:33 pm
(1) Pat says:

How can you pick just 1 song from so many beautiful ones? I’d pick all of them!

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