This is a selection that prepares you for the eminent 87th Academy Awards Night! A selection of music from the nominees for Best Picture, of course, Best Original Score and Best Original Song.
Who do you think will win? After Bridman’s original score has been disqualified, Alexandre Desplat has two nominees for Best Original Score with “The Grand Budapest Hotel” and “The Imitation Game” making him a safer bet, Jóhann Jóhannsson’s perfection in “The Theory of Everything” it’s gonna be hard to beat, together with Hans Zimmer’s Interstellar (the most hyped movie of the year), whose cast hasn’t been nominated in any of the major categories. will Gary Yershon’s “Mr Turner” soundrack beat everyone else and get the statuette? In the meantime, enjoy the soundtrack!
Birdman – “Dirtywalk” from the original soundtrack that was disqualified from the Oscars.
The rules of eligibility for this Oscar category state: “Scores diluted by use of tracked themes or other pre-existing music, diminished in impact by the predominant use of songs, or assembled from the music of more than one composer shall not be eligible.” Because of 17 minutes of pre recorded classical music, The soundtrack of Birdman was disqualified from the race for the golden statue.
Boyhood – “Hero” by Family of the year. Used in the trailer for this compelling movie, just perfect
Boyhood – “Yellow” by Coldplay. There are so many iconic songs of the last 20 years of music in this sountrack, we couldn’t choose…we just pick the first song of the movie, by Coldplay, accompanying the scene when Mason is picked up from school
The Grand Budapest Hotel – “Traditional Arrangement: Moonshine” By Alexandre Desplat. Composer Alexandre Desplat is one of the most highly sought after composers in Hollywood. He’s been nominated for five Academy Awards®, six Golden Globes®, winning for his score for The Painted Veil, and has two Grammy® nominations. No POP for this Wes Anderson’s movie!
The Imitation Game – “Mission” By Alexandre Desplat. And again, Alexandre Desplat worked on another best picture nominee’s soundtrack…This fragment of the sountrack is just too beautiful and warm to skip
Selma – “Glory” By Common and John Legend. Gloey is an original song performed by Common & John Legend for the movie.
Selma – “House of the Rising Sun” By Duane Eddy. We just couldn’t resist to add this song to the playlist!
The Theory of Everything – “Unlocking the mind” By Samuel Karl Bohn. Featured in the trailer, this is the soundtrack the inspires you and gives you chills thinking the story that is unfolding in front of you has actually happened, and those incredible people really exist and will keep inspire us forever.
The Theory of Everything – “A Game of Croquet” By Johann Johannsson. The sad and absorbing piano theme of this piece fills the theatre when dramatic reality strucks.
Whiplash – “Whiplash” By Tim Simonec. The trailer, and big part of the film soundtrack sums up the vibe and feel of the movie. Welcome to Jazz…
Interstellar – “I’m going home” By Hans Zimmer. The titles says it all, in our opinion the particular piece tells intention of the characters throughout the film. It’s a beautiful sounds that develops from mysterious to peaceful.
Mr Turner – “Mr. Turner” By Gary Yershon. We’re not the biggest fan of Gary Yershon’s latest score. Here is the first piece of the sountrack.
The LEGO® Movie – “Everything is Awesome” Music and Lyric by Shawn Patterson… ok.
Beyond the Lights – “Grateful” Music and Lyric by Diane Warren. Performed by Rita Ora. After the nomination for the academy award the song has also been nominated for the 2015 Black Reel Awards.
Beyond the Lights – “Drunk in Love” Beyonce. Three songs featured in the film but do not appear on the soundtrack are Beyonce’s “Drunk in Love,” India.Arie’s “I Am Light” and Amel Larrieux’s “Don’t Let Me Down” as they already appear on each artist’s respective albums.
Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me – “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” Music and Lyric by Glen Campbell and Julian Raymond
Begin Again – “Lost Stars” Music and Lyric by Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois. Big step for Maroon’s five lead singer to be performing in the Academy nominated original song “Lost Stars”.. or do you like Keira Knightley’s version better? Well, we don’t want to impose, so we included both of them!