February 28, 2016 at 9:29 pm #219346
To be this was the biggest shocker of the night. Warren and Gaga seemed to have everything going for them, with Warren’s 8th nomination, Gaga’s Sound of Music performance, the subject matter, and the campaigning. Sam Smith’s song was critically panned, and the film itself wasn’t much better received either. For weeks prior to the ceremony, Warren and Gaga were thought to have nearly 90% chances of winning. How did Sam Smith beat the odds?February 28, 2016 at 9:31 pm #219348
Sam Smith is an Adele clone and had the Golden Globe win. Plus, his song was attached to a well-known franchise. Not a surprising win to me.February 28, 2016 at 9:36 pm #219349
He had a song that some people liked more than they liked the other song. That’s how these things are won. I thought I enjoyed Writing’s On The Wall more than most (it being the only Sam Smith song I like) but apparently the Academy voters like it too.February 28, 2016 at 9:38 pm #219350
Does the artist’s name appear on the ballot? Or only the song and film?February 28, 2016 at 9:44 pm #219351
Does the artist’s name appear on the ballot? Or only the song and film?
I hadn’t thought of that. I belive the latter is the case. Now it makes sense that they most likely just namechecked the song (and movie) they knew.February 28, 2016 at 9:45 pm #219352
Just another reason why this category is complete garbage and needs to go STAT.February 28, 2016 at 9:48 pm #219353
Ha Ha, agreed. I think the film was very little seen and the James Bond film was.February 28, 2016 at 9:57 pm #219354
The Academy has a raging boner for James Bond films and anything associated with them because the men of the Academy emulate and wish they were James Bond.February 28, 2016 at 10:00 pm #219355
Quite sad that Lady Gaga didn’t win. She even got standing ovation for her performance. Hope she will win one soon!February 28, 2016 at 10:02 pm #219356
Yeah, a very little seen documentary film wasn”t going to beat a James Bons film. Shoulda known.February 28, 2016 at 10:04 pm #219357
Three things that bothered me A LOT.
1) Seeing Lady Gaga lose after giving the best performance of the night and having the whole place standing and some crying.
2) Diane Warren must be hated, seriously. 8 Academy Award nominations, 8 for god’s sake.
3) Such a crappy song winning after also giving a meh performance.February 28, 2016 at 10:08 pm #219358
TIHTY is a beautifully PERFORMED song about an important subject, but the lyrics are nothing special. It was hyped on 3 things: the subject matter, Lady Gaga’s Sound of Music performance, and Diane Warren’s 8th nom. Zero hype for actually being a really well written song, which it wasn’t, and that’s surprising because they’re both talented writers and had a hell of a subject to speak on. I think they’ll both be nominated again, though. I don’t think Sam should’ve won either.February 28, 2016 at 10:11 pm #219359
I personally don’t care for Sam Smith and find that song nasty, but I was on the Anything But Gaga Team. Warren looked pissed.February 28, 2016 at 10:18 pm #219360
I would be pissed too if i lost an Oscar for the eight time after everyone telling me ”You are finally going to win!”
To be honest, i would rather tell the Academy and the voters to not nominate me ever again if they are not giving me the award.