Before I give you my predictions for Best Original Song, I have to give a startling statistic. In the last ten years, the winner of the Golden Globe for Best Original Song only repeated at the Oscars once. The last time it occurred was in 2009 when “The Weary Kind” from Crazy Heart won over both award shows.
That being said, this essentially makes “Let it Go” from Frozen the frontrunner. In addition to its loss at the Golden Globes (which is a positive here), it also is honestly the best song of the bunch.
I do think that “Ordinary Love” from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom has a chance. Like I said, the winner of the Golden Globe has won over the Oscars before, however it tends to be the song that is a clear frontrunner (“My Heart Will Go On”, “Into the West”) and I don’t believe “Ordinary Love” has that luxury. It does have the power of its writers U2 behind it, but that is often not a factor.
Check out my predictions below and all of our Oscar predictions here!
Will Win: “Let it Go” from Frozen
Could Win: “Ordinary Love” from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Should Win: “Let it Go” from Frozen
Should Have Been Nominated: “Young and Beautiful” from The Great Gatsby