Oscars Predictions: Best Original Song – Jennifer Hudson’s SAG Nod Helps Her Chances In Song

Other notable contenders include Bono, Jennifer Hudson, Jay-Z, Idina Menzel, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sparks and Van Morrison.

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2022 OSCARS PREDICTIONS:
BEST ORIGINAL SONG

UPDATED: Jan 13, 2022

AWARDS PREDICTION COMMENTARY: More commentary to be added.

Oscar nominations voting begins on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, and will end on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022. The official Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, with the ceremony taking place on Sunday, Mar. 27, 2022.

Awards Season Calendar (2021-2022)


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ALL AWARDS CONTENDERS AND RANKINGS:

AND THE PREDICTED NOMINEES ARE:
RANK FILM SONG SONGWRITERS
1 “No Time to Die” “No Time to Die” Billie Eilish, Finneas O’Connell
2 “Encanto” “Dos Oruguitas” Lin-Manuel Miranda
3 “Don’t Look Up” “Just Look Up” Nicholas Britell, Ariana Grande, Scott Mescudi, Taura Stinson
4 “The Harder They Fall” “Guns Go Bang” Jeymes Samuel, Scott Mescudi, Shawn Carter
5 “Respect” “Here I Am (Singing My Way Home)” Jamie Alexander Hartman, Jennifer Hudson, Carole King
NEXT IN LINE
6 “Four Good Days” “Somehow You Do” Diane Warren
7 “CODA” “Beyond the Shore” Nicholai Baxter, Matt Dahan, Sian Heder, Marius de Vries
8 “King Richard” “Be Alive” Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Dixson
9 “Belfast” “Down to Joy” Van Morrison
10 “Annette” “So May We Start” Ron Mael, Russell Mael
ALSO IN CONTENTION
11 “Sing 2” “Your Song Save My Life” Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen, Jr.
12 “Bruised” “Automatic Woman” H.E.R. (other songwriters to be added)
13 “Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road” “Right Where I Belong” Brian Wilson, Jim James
14 “Dear Evan Hansen” “The Anonymous Ones” Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, Amandla Stenberg
15 “Cinderella” “Dream Girl” Idina Menzel, Laura Veltz

AWARDS CATEGORY HISTORY (Original Song)

The Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars, is Hollywood’s most prestigious artistic award in the film industry. The most awarded films in Oscar history are “Ben-Hur,” “Titanic” and “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” at 11 statuettes. The most nominated films in Academy history are “All About Eve,” “Titanic” and “La La Land” at 14. “La La Land” is the only film of the three to have lost best picture.


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The Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars, is Hollywood’s most prestigious artistic award in the film industry. Since 1927, nominees and winners have been selected by members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). Seventeen branches are represented within the near 10,000 person membership. The branches are actors, associates, casting directors, cinematographers, costume designers, directors, documentary, executives, film editors, makeup and hairstylists, marketing and public relations, members-at-large, members-at-large (artists’ representatives), music, producers, production design, short films and feature animation, sound, visual effects and writers.

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