August 18, 2016 at 10:52 am #1201909927
Many great Broadway composers have won Oscars for Best Original Song after lending their talents to film: Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Johnny Mercer, Sammy Cahn, Don Black, Burt Bacharach, Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, Tim Rice, Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Robert Lopez to name a few. Now, several more Broadway composers are in the running to compete at next year’s Oscars in the Best Original Song category: Lin-Manuel Miranda with Moana, and Benj Pasek and Justin Paul for La La Land. Which of these films are you more interested in?August 28, 2016 at 6:23 pm #1201914704
I’m interested in seeing how they will both turn out.August 29, 2016 at 5:27 am #1201914893
I’m anxiously awaiting Moana. The trailers for La La Land frankly don’t do anything for me. And the singing sounds weak.August 29, 2016 at 9:10 am #1201915015
I’m really looking forward to Moana, but I really liked the trailers for La La Land, particularly the second one.December 5, 2016 at 3:00 pm #1201962484
Well, it looks like as of right now, Moana and La La Land are indeed the frontrunners for Best Original Song.December 5, 2016 at 3:04 pm #1201962488
But the question is which songs from either film will be nominated, then win?December 5, 2016 at 3:10 pm #1201962493
For Moana, it seems like the likeliest contenders are “How Far I’ll Go” and “You’re Welcome.” For La La Land, it will probably be “Audition” and “City Of Stars.”January 1, 2017 at 10:56 am #1201978021
Now that I’ve seen both Moana and La La Land, I’ve loved both films’ scores and songs very much. For Moana, my favorite song is “How Far I’ll Go”; for La La Land it’s “City Of Stars.” While I loved both scores very much, and I do hope Lin-Manuel Miranda joins the EGOT Club someday, I gotta give Benj Pasek and Justin Paul the win here for “City Of Stars.” Hopefully the Oscars will agree with me.January 3, 2017 at 7:07 am #1201978775
Also have now seen both Moana and La La Land. The newer trailers for the latter finally got me interested and I mostly loved it. Also really enjoyed Moana. My favorite songs from each don’t seem to be the ones being campaigned, though. I liked “You’re Welcome” from Moana and “The Fools Who Dream” from La La Land. But I support a win for La La Land for Best Song, and I actually hope Justin Hurwitz also wins for Score.January 3, 2017 at 7:14 am #1201978777
Having just seen La La Land yesterday, I personally preferred ‘The Audition (The Fools Who Dream)’ over ‘City of Stars’. Especially the way Emma Stone performed it.
Though I’m rooting for Lin-Manuel Miranda. I think he could win the Globe this Sunday given his popularity and the international flair of Moana.January 25, 2017 at 7:55 am #1201994874
Well, the nominations are out, and Pasek, Paul, and Miranda are all nominated!! Pasek and Paul are nominated for both “Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” and “City Of Stars” from La La Land and Miranda is nominated for “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana. Pasek and Paul will probably win for “City Of Stars.”February 10, 2017 at 10:56 am #1202007450
John Legend will be performing a medley of ‘Audition (The Fools Who Dream)’ and ‘City of Stars’.
Three-Time Tony Winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (In the Heights, Hamilton) will be performing ‘How Far I’ll Go’ with Auli’i Cravalho.
Tony Nominee Sting (The Last Ship) will be performing ‘The Empty Chair’ (J. Ralph’s first nominated song to be performed on the Oscars).
Justin Timberlake will (of course) be performing ‘Can’t Stop the Feeling’.February 27, 2017 at 10:15 am #1202025145
Here’s the potential for how Pasek & Paul could achieve EGOT within this year…