Early Speculation For Best Song Oscar Focused On Coldplay, The Lonely Island, Gregg Alexander, Patti Smith
The Oscars take place in about four months, so of course speculation as to who is going to get nominated and eventually take home the big prize has already begun. Early predictions for Best Original Song — which, along with Best Original Score, is the only one we really care about — have focused on a few frontrunners, namely the Gregg Alexander-penned and Adam Levine-performed song “Lost Stars” from Begin Again and The Lego Movie’s “Everything Is Awesome,” which is performed by the Lonely Island and Tegan And Sara. Two other heavy-hitters are entering the ring though, as Hitfix reports. Coldplay will apparently have a new song called “Miracle” in the Angelia Jolie-directed Unbroken, and John Legend and Common collaborated for a song in Ava DuVernay’s Selma. Of course, it really is too early to speculate. Some other contenders could include Patti Smith’s song for Noah or even something from Stuart Murdoch’s God Help The Girl. Some of these songs may not even be eligible due to weird Academy rules! The eligibility list will be released in December, nominations should be revealed in January, and the big ceremony takes place on 2/22.