‘Shallow’ Wins Best Original Song at the Oscars

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The Oscars are over for another year, and we are still reeling from the results. Through the night there were some surprises, some ghastly five thousand dollar outfits, and some well-expected drama. There was also a fair share of sour faces, especially when a nominee did not receive the award they were hoping to win.

But that all comes with being a celebrity worthy enough to be nominated, and invited to the glitzy party. Everyone waited in anticipation for the winners to be announced, especially when it came to the major awards – such as Best Actor/Actress, Best Director and, of course, Best Film.

But there is one award that is sometimes overlooked. That being the Oscar for Best Original Song. Filmgoers sometimes forget how important music can be for a film, especially if the film has a catchy anthem that people will remember weeks after they initially watched the movie.

Songs are often the last thing on your mind when you see a film.

Well, unless it’s a musical.

But they are sometimes integral to the film’s success.

What would The Greatest Showman be without it’s anthem ‘This is Me’? How would you feel if Dirty Dancing was not directly associated with the song ‘Time of my life’? This just shows how important a original song can be.

And this year, there were some amazing ones.

The nominees this year truly are all winners, with each one perfectly capturing the mood and tone of the film they were composed for.

And the nominees were…

‘All The Stars’ from the Marvel film, Black Panther. Composed by Mark Spears, Kendrick Lamar and Anthony Tiffith, with help from Solána Rowe. The both epic and catchy song not only captures your interest when it plays but also beautifully tied into the themes of the superhero movie. The song also served as a celebration of both African and American culture.

Next there was…

‘I’ll Fight’ from the documentary RBG, which chronicled the life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The film was composed by Diane Warren, with the final product being performed by Jennifer Hudson. The song is a strong and powerful ballad that truly lends itself to Hudson’s belting voice.

Of course, there was also some Disney.

I don’t think the category can ever escape the touch of the “Mouse House”, which has won the award now on several occasions. This year the song nominated was ‘The Place Where Lost Things Go’ from Mary Poppins Returns. The song was composed by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. One of the darker songs in the movie, the song looks at the loss of a loved one and how to deal with it. It was also beautifully performed in the film by Emily Blunt.

Next we had a different kind of song…

‘When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings’ is the title song for the Cohen Brother film, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. Composed by David Rawlings and Gillian Welch, the film well captured the Western genre of the film and provided a touching song for the final project.

And then, of course, there was…

‘Shallow’, from the film A Star is Born. Written by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt. The song was also performed by Gaga and her co-star (and director) Bradley Cooper. The song is an almost haunting melody that perfectly fits the sombre and emotional rollercoaster of a film.

And it won!

But now it can officially be said that ‘Shallow’ won the award for Best Original Song.

Well done Gaga!

via getty

I’m sure after being snubbed yet another acting award, Gaga will be happy to take the Oscar home with her.