Blog about music for movies and video games
The Academy Award 2019 identified the 91st edition of the biggest night in film. It came through a great time in Hollywood, following previous year’s Golden Globe and Oscar ceremonies which worked as direct responses to the industry’s approach towards women, with the Time’s Up drive ruling both the red carpet and talks in 2018.
The part I want to highlight is soundtrack winners and nominators. Let’s consider who were the nominees for Best Original Song?
Produces by composer Marc Shaiman and artist in the film by Emily Blunt, the pitiful ballad from the series to Mary Poppins fast grew one of the most famous songs on the significant new soundtrack.
Classic FM presenter Catherine Bott said of Blunt’s performance: “In the tender ‘The place Where Lost Things Go’, Blunt sings and acts to perfection, with musical phrasing and lots of breath in her voice, perfectly pitched on every note (well, you’d expect no less from Mary Poppins).”
Kendrick Lamar and SZA performed a worldwide pop hit single with soprano-vocalised chorus. Seamlessly providing in with the bottom of the top 40, ‘All the Stars’ reached No. one in four countries.
Sung by Dreamgirls actress Jennifer Hudson and written by prolific songwriter Diane Warren, it was a solid rival for Best Original Song.
‘When a Cowboy Trades his Spurs for Wings’ is part of the soundtrack album to the Netflix original film The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs, Written by David Rawlings and Gillian Welch and performed by Willie Watson and Tim Blake Nelson, It’s an old-school country folk song with pretty harmonies.
But it’s Cooper and leading actress Lady Gaga’s deliciously raucous duet ‘Shallow’ that has really taken the biscuit. Co-written and co-produced by Gaga, the song also received a Golden Globe for Best Original Song as well as four Grammy Award nominations.
Eventually, it is clear that the music makes a tremendous effect for whole movie mood, and encourage spectators to watch the movie again and again.