Thursday, April 28, 2011

84th Oscar Original Song Updates (4/28/11)

EDITORS NOTE: These predictions were made in April 2011 and reflect what my thinking was at that time.  I have updated my predictions since then, but leave these on the blog for a historical record. For the most updated list of predictions, go to the Tracker Pages in the upper right hand corner of this blog.

Lots of new additions and changed rankings in the 84th Original Song race. Here are today’s rankings, with previous ranking shown in parenthesis after each entry.

1. Jonathan Goldsmith for Take This Waltz (Predicted Winner) (previous rank 1)
2. The Muppets (previous rank 5)
3. Henry Jackman for Winnie The Pooh (New)
4. John Williams for The Adventures Of Tintin: Secret Of The Unicorn (previous rank 3)
5. Jordin Sparks “The World I Knew” from African Cats (New)

6. John Powell for Rio (New)
7. John Powell for Happy Feet 2 (New)
8. Alexandre Desplat for The Tree Of Life (New)
9. John Williams for War Horse (New)
10. Michael Giacchino for Cars 2 (previous rank 6)
11. Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (New)
12. Bebo Valdes for Chico And Rita (New)
13. Hans Zimmer and John Powell for Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom Of Doom (previous rank 10)
14. Alvin And The Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked (New)
15. W.E. (previous rank 2)
16. Hans Zimmer for Rango (previous rank 7)
17. Paul Cantelon for The Music Never Stopped (previous rank 9)
18. Thom for Pina (New)
19. Pia Briccocola for The Puppet Queen: The Creative Path (New)
20. City Of Angels (New)
21. Milo Coello for Journey To Mt. Fuji (New)
22. James Newton Howard for Water For Elephants (New)
23. Robert Folk for Vivaldi (New)
24. Jonny Greenwood for We Need To Talk About Kevin (New)
25. We Bought A Zoo (New)
26. Ohad Benchetrit for Daydream Nation (New)
27. Carter Burwell for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (New)
28. Steve Jablonsky for Transformers 3: Dark Side Of The Moon (New)
29. Christophe Becke for The Hangover 2 (New)
30. Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons (The Chemical Brothers) for Hanna (New)
31. Rachel Portman for One Day (New)
32. Gustavo Santaoalla for On The Road (New)
33. Alan Silvestri for Captain America: The First Avenger (New)
34. Alexandre Desplat for Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 (New)
35. Dario Marianelli for Jane Eyre (New)
36. Alberto Iglesias for The Skin That I Inhabit (New)
37. Chris Bacon for Source Code (New)
38. Cliff Martinez for Contagion (New)
39. Garry Gregson Williams for Cowboys & Aliens (New)
40. Hans Zimmer for Sherlock Holmes 2: A Game Of Shadows (New)
41. Howard Shore for A Dangerous Method (New)
42. Howard Shore for Hugo Cabret (New)
43. Michael Giacchino for Super 8 (New)
44. Mychael Danna for Moneyball (New)
45. Patrick Doyle for Thor (New)
46. The Ides Of March (New)
47. J. Edgar (New)
48. My Week With Marilyn (New)
49. The Descendants (New)
50. Immortals (New)

As always, check the Tracker Pages in the upper right hand corner of this blog for the most updated predictions in all categories!
See Original Song predictions for other years HERE.
If you love music, you might also want to check out the Original Score predictions.
See predictions for other categories at the 84th Oscars HERE.
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