This was yet another pitiful year where they only nominated 3 songs despite many more also being deserving of nominations.
Here are the three nominees: (Winner in Bold)
- “Down to Earth” – WALL-E • Music: Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman • Lyrics: Peter Gabriel
- “O… Saya” – Slumdog Millionaire • Music and Lyrics: A. R. Rahman and M.I.A.
- “Jai Ho” – Slumdog Millionaire – Music: A. R. Rahman • Lyrics: Gulzar
Song (s) that I think should have been included in the mix: (Not sure if all really are eligible according to Oscar standards…)
- The Wrestler – Bruce Springsteen (The Wrestler)
- Gran Torino – Jamie Cullum (Gran Torino)
- I Thought I Lost You – Miley Cirus (Bolt)
- Dracula’s Lament – Jason Segel (Forgetting Sarah Marshall)
- 3. – O. Saya
- 2. – Jai-Ho
- 1. – Down to Earth
- 2. – Slumdog Millionaire
- 1. – Wall-E
Do I agree with the Oscar winner? – Not at all!!!! Of the nominees, Down to Earth is such a better song than Jai-ho but overall, I think The Wrestler should have been nominated and also should have won
Let me know what you think about these songs!