Monday, December 28, 2015

Song of the Day: "Til It Happens To You"

Ignore the obvious comparisons with Lana Del Taco. This collaboration between Lady Gaga and Diane Warren is among the 74 original songs eligible for an Oscar nomination this year. The song is from The Hunting Ground, a documentary about campus rape, and is touted by some as a real contender for an Oscar nomination, possibly the win.

It wasn't nominated for a Golden Globe, which is actually a good thing (if you're rooting for the song to win the Oscar). The last 10 to 15 years have seen several Oscar winning songs not even nominated for a Golden Globe. Diane Warren has seven nominations with no wins, but it took Randy Newman 16 nominations to win, and that was also a shitty song.

So the stars may align to get Diane Warren what is possibly an overdue Oscar. But I hope not. This is like an abandoned demo from Lana Del Ray given importance by including it in a documentary about rape.

This category is still "See You Again" from Furious 7's award to lose.

Song: "Til It Happens To You"
Artist: Lady Gaga

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