The 2015 Oscar Nominees for Best Original Song Aren't Boring This Year, Woohoo! — LISTEN
Is it just me, or are the Oscars kind of boring? Maybe it's because they're super long or incredibly fancy, but for me, the part that makes them a bit of a snoozefest in comparison to the other awards shows this season is the fact that they're a bit too highbrow for me. After all, out of the nominees for Best Picture, I've only seen a couple of them, so what's fun about watching an award show when you're not familiar with who and what has been nominated? In the category of Best Original Song, though, this will not be a problem. The 2015 Oscar nominees for Best Original Song are populated by artists we hear on the radio every day, so prepare to see a lot of hopeful, very familiar faces in the audience when Feb. 22 rolls around.
In fact, four out of the five songs nominated feature Top 40 artists who you probably already listen to and love, so rooting for them when the Best Original Song category comes around on Oscar night will make you feel like you really have your life together and know what these fancy people in tuxedos and gowns are talking about. Who's in the category? Let me enlighten you so you can begin making your predictions.
Rita Ora, "Grateful"
This song, from Beyond the Lights, has secured Ora her first Oscar nomination ever. It's not surprising, either, because I'm kind of in love with it. It's pretty awesome that Ora's already nominated despite the fact that she hasn't been popular for that long since crossing over the pond to American airwaves — it says a lot for her talent!
Adam Levine and Keira Knightley, "Lost Stars"
From Levine's film debut, Begin Again, comes this perfectly radio-worthy song. I would love to see Levine step on stage to accept an Oscar for this, mostly because I will never turn down an opportunity to look at Levine. Also, it would give him one more thing to lord over Blake Shelton during their The Voice banter, which is the best part of the show.
Tegan and Sara with The Lonely Island, "Everything is Awesome"
I doubt "Everything Is Awesome" will win, but it totally should, because The Lego Movie is the best thing ever and, sadly, this is its only Oscar nomination. Plus, Tegan and Sara have been putting out incredible music for years, and they deserve this kind of recognition.
John Legend and Common, "Glory"
I'd say there's a good chance "Glory" will take home the Oscar, especially since it recently won a Golden Globe in a similar category. The past year has definitely belonged to Legend, and who wouldn't want to see his wife, Chrissy Teigen, react in a meme-worthy fashion again when he wins?