Movie Music: Oscar Edition

Award-winning movie music

CandiceBlogCandice has made her mark in radio across Canada before coming home to Indie88. She is now a co-host on “The Morning After with Brian, Matt and Candice.”
Are you excited about Sunday yet? The Oscars are finally here. I am a huge Oscar fan and host a big party every year. We will get to the music nominees but first let’s talk about food. This year we will be serving Captain Philly Cheese Steaks, Sandra Bologne Sandwiches, Brad Cherry Pitt Pie, and an array of Dallas Fryers Club appetizers. Now lets talk music.

Win Butler and Owen Pallett from Arcade Fire are up for best original score for HER. A very cool nomination.

Original song nominees include Pharrell Williams “Happy” from Despicable Me 2, “The Moon Song” from HER, and “Ordinary Love” from Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom. Check out all the nominations here.

In the past, the Oscars have recognized some pretty great music. Adele was recognized in 2012 for “Skyfall” from Skyfall. Music and lyrics by Adele and Paul Epworth.

2009 was a good year for folk and country. Jeff Bridges starred as a washed up, alcoholic musician in Crazy Heart. The T-Bone Burnett/Ryan Bingham song “The Weary Kind” won that year.

Are you a Flight of the Conchords fan?

Bret McKenzie from Flight of the Conchords won the Oscar for Best Original Song in 2011 for “Man or Muppet” from The Muppets Movie.

Maybe you saw Once The Musical at Roy Thompson Hall in 2013. The theme song won an Oscar in 2007 – “Falling Slowly” from Once. Music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova.

The Academy shocked the world in 2005 when they awarded members of Three 6 Mafia for “It’s Hard Out Here For A Pimp” from the movie Hustle & Flow.

Three 6 Mafia were not the first rap outfit to win. Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” was the big winner in 2007.

Honourable mention to 1987’s best Original Song winner from one of my all time favourite movies, Dirty Dancing.