It’s that time of year again!!!
No…not that one…..this one….
As an actor, producer and film buff, I never fail to vote for my own winners from the list of nominees. My husband or I usually go home with the spoils from the Annual Oscar Bash ballots.
Join me over the next few days, looking through the main categories of nominees for this year, starting with best song…
“Let It Go”, from Frozen; Music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
This song is dedicated to all my fellow women who have had to overcome the “nice girl” syndrome, to be able to come into their own and stand up for themselves in the face of all the opposition from especially the ones we love the most…it’s a tough thing to do, but well worth it.
“The Moon Song”, from Her; Music by Karen O; Lyrics by Karen O and Spike Jonze
A sweet little love song. They don’t really write them like this anymore. But that’s what made it such a perfect fit for to movie. The song really translated the feeling of falling in love between the still gorgeous and brooding Joaquin Phoenix and the sweet, sultry voice of Scarlett Johansson. Hell, I fell in love with her.
“Ordinary Love”, from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom; Music by Paul Hewson, Dave Evans, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen (U2); Lyrics by Paul Hewson
U2 are well known for their message songs and they never fail to deliver. Of course, with the recent passing of the great Nelson Mandela, this film and the song take on a whole new significance. The lyrics are thoughtful and meaningful and the music brings them straight home to the heart.
“Happy”, from Despicable Me 2; Music and lyrics by Pharrell Williams
This may well be Pharrell’s year. And I would not be mad if it were. Pharrell has been in the music industry creating stars longer than you know it. I do believe he is a genius. In a previous post I gave my props when he won the grammy with Daft Punk for my favorite summer hit, Get Lucky. Happy is another hit. It truly puts a smile on your face. On a recent episode of the Queen Latifah show, Pharrell was asked what his son’s favorite song of his was. It is “Happy” And no wonder…