The 89th Academy Awards was a time to celebrate the best in Hollywood and foreign film for last year. There were clear contenders for the night, including modern musical, La La Land and pathbreaking Spotlight. A number of headlines emerged from the Oscars 2017, including Jimmy Kimmel dropping candy from the air to the audience, live-tweeting Trump during the show, and of course, the major goof-up for Best Picture.
One of the biggest categories at the Oscars is specially for the musical score of a movie. This year, there were a number of strong numbers, and as predicted, La La Land picked up one of their total six Oscars for City Of Stars. But we’re giving a fair chance to everyone in the list, so let’s check out the nominees for the Best Original Soundtrack at the Oscars 2017 –
City Of Stars – La La Land
The movie of the year that had everyone starry-eyed watching what is dubbed as a “modern musical”. Damien Chazelle, at the age of 32, became the youngest director to pick up an Oscar for his work. A dreamy take on dreams and hopes of young artists in a troubled world. And so, City Of Stars ended up winning the award for the year. And deservedly so.
Can’t Stop The Feeling – Trolls
After Pharrell’s Happy, this one by pop prince Justin Timberlake for the animated movie Trolls has everyone’s foot tapping. A feel-good track by the talented music producer, Max Martin the video is a cotton candy take on regular life, a sort of new movement in pop to create consciousness among listeners.
The Empty Chair – Jim: The James Foley Story
You can always count on the legendary Sting to come up with a fitting soundtrack to a heartfelt story. The movie is based on the true life story of journalist James Foley, who was kidnapped in Syria, only to be beheaded two years later in Iraq by the then-little known organization, ISIS. This one really wants to make you weep. And they say Sting got inspired by, you guessed it – an empty chair, so he wrote this song.
Audition (The Fools Who Dream) – La La Land
Another heartstring puller, this one is Oscar worthy itself. With lyrics such as: “Here’s to the ones who dream / Foolish as they may seem / Here’s to the hearts that ache / Here’s to the mess we make” – Emma Stone mourns for so many of us, and you can’t help falling in love.
How Far I’ll Go – Moana
Another Disney masterpiece, Moana stole many hearts, along with a character like Dwayne Johnson taking on such a relatable role. The cinematography, as well the animation is spot-on. It really puts you in an adventurous mood!