As one last little Academy-themed hug of this awards season, I created a playlist of some of my personal favorites amongst the long list of Best Original Song winners of the years (a list which, to be honest, contains some doozies as well as some gems). I was more than elated that Adele took home that little man last night, and this whole collection (which is an interesting lesson in pop music over the last 75 years or so) makes me smile.
9th // 12th // 13th // 17th // 19th // 27th // 34th // 37th // 44th
46th // 51st // 53rd // 61st // 66th // 70th* // 76th // 80th // 85th
*ok, so "Miss Misery" was only nominated. It lost to "My Heart Will Go On."
I hope we can all agree that Elliott Smith > Celine Dion.