Tag Archive | Best Original Song

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Nelson Mandela was one of the giants of the 20th century, and his work and influence has continued into the new millennium. This was a man who spent 27 years in prison for his anti-apartheid activities in South Africa, and then went on to become President of South Africa just four years after his release from […]

Despicable Me 2

Nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 86th Annual Academy Awards Nominated for Best Original Song(“Happy”)at the 86th Annual Academy Awards Apparently, familiarity does not breed contempt. Full disclosure: in preparation for my recent watch of the Oscar-nominated animated feature “Despicable Me 2”, I also made certain to “prep” with my first ever look at […]

Frozen 3D

Nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 86th Annual Academy Awards Nominated for Best Original Song(“Let It Go”)at the 86th Annual Academy Awards  Princesses, again? My two young sons didn’t want to go anywhere near this one based on the commercials alone. Which was a disappointment to me, because Daddy wanted to see it. If only […]

Ted

Nominated for Best Original Song(“Everybody Needs a Best Friend”)at the 85th Academy Awards Question: if I can see the “Aliens” reference coming from about 3 minutes out, is it really all that funny? That’s what I asked myself during the final act(which is mostly a long chase scene…run out of ideas, much?)of Seth MacFarlane’s smash-hit […]