Oscars 2020: Best Original Song Predictions

IndieWire | 12/14/2019 | Staff
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The music branch of the Academy often leans into pop stars in this category — perhaps wanting to see them perform the song on the Oscar stage — as well as hit songs from Disney animated musicals. This year’s consensus picks, with both Critics’ Choice and Golden Globe nominations, are Elton John’s original song “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” from Dexter Fletcher’s bio-musical “Rocketman,” Beyoncé’s single “Spirit” from the “live-action” “The Lion King,” and the follow-up to Idina Menzel’s Oscar-winning “Let It Go” juggernaut, her “Frozen 2″ ballad “Into the Unknown,” also written by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. That win is in the bag.

The live-action remake of “Aladdin” also boasts an original song, “Speechless,” from “The Greatest Showman” and “La La Land” songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, and eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken, sung...
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