So the Oscars are coming up in a few weeks. I'm working on seeing all of the Best Picture noms (which I want to do before the show), slowly but surely, and so far I've genuinely liked them all. Let me refresh your memory with regards to who is nominated:
2. The Blind Side
3. District 9
4. An Education
5. The Hurt Locker
6. Inglorious Basterds
8. A Serious Man
10. Up in the Air
I've highlighted the ones that I've seen.
Now, my most recent obsession is "An Education". If I had to choose between the 5 that I've seen, and this is seriously a hard decision, I'd have to say "An Education" - with "Up in the Air" as a close close second. But it's incredible. Seriously. If you get a chance, you can watch it here.
Okay, so that was just sort of a primer for what I'm about to say:
Best Original Song is usually filled up with a bunch of Disney shit, which is fine because it's usually good (if not sadly predictable). However, what is upsetting to me is that "An Education" was cut out. What the hell is that!? And don't be fooled - this is not some dusty 60's LP that they dug up for the occasion. This was written and performed specifically for "An Education". I'm going to post all of the Best Original Song noms and follow it with the Beth Rowley song "You've Got Me Wrapped Around Your Little Finger" and you can be the judge. For me it's painfully obvious that the only competition would have been the song from "Crazy Heart" (but mostly because people love redemption) and that Beth Rowley would've walked away with a statue. Too bad.