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Academy Awards 2016: Who Will Win Best Original Song?

From Antony to Gaga, we take a closer look at all of this year’s nominees up for Best Original Song.

Mike Wood | February 26, 2016 - 3:04 pm

Academy Awards 2015: Who Will Win The Oscar For Best Original Song This Weekend?

Today we’re breaking down the Academy Award nominees for you in the category of Best Original Song by taking a closer look at each track, ahead of the Oscars this Sunday (February 22).

Mike Wood | February 20, 2015 - 6:40 am

Oscars 2014: Who Will Win The Academy Award For Best Original Song?

Music and movies go together like macaroni and cheese. Trust us, we’ve done our research. In vats upon vats of Kraft and Velveeta. Movies just wouldn’t be the same without their music. So, of course, we get all worked up when it comes to the movie awards shows honoring amazing music amidst the Amy Adamses…

Mike Wood | February 26, 2014 - 5:30 am

Grammys 2014: Who Will Win Best Song Written For Visual Media?

This award has been around since 1988 (when it was called the Grammy Award for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture Or Television) but its name has been changed more than a couple of times to keep up with technology and the changing times. And wouldn’t you know it? This year a song…

Mike Wood | January 24, 2014 - 5:34 am

‘Smash’: Katharine McPhee Covers Death Cab For Cutie As Some Comedy Slips Into The Mix

Last week we were served some J-Hud diva realness on Smash, so we’ll let them slide over the fact that this week’s episode was entirely Hudsonless. Yes, there were a few Ronnie (Jennifer Hudson) mentions sprinkled throughout the hour (lest we forget her — never!), but last night was all about introducing some comedy into…

Mike Wood | March 6, 2013 - 5:42 am

Academy Awards: 5 Oscar-Nominated Songs That Should Have Won But Didn’t

It’s happened to so many of us who devote all the days (and evenings) of our lives to watching the litany of awards shows that come our way this time of year: you’re rooting for your favorite to take the statue, but when the winner is announced another guy, gal, song, artist or act wins.

Mike Wood | February 21, 2013 - 5:30 am

‘Smash’: Katharine McPhee, Jennifer Hudson & Missing Music In “The Dramaturg”

Oh, Smash, how we’re waiting for you to be break out of your shell and be that titular smash. Be bold! Be brazen! Be musical! The pacing of this third episode of Season 2 is just slightly snappier than premiere week’s second episode — but that’s not saying much. With its promises of more Jennifer

Mike Wood | February 20, 2013 - 7:18 am

Academy Awards: When New Songs Happen to Established Musicals

It’s Oscar season, and we know that means everyone and their mother is paying more mind to the movies and those attention-whore actors nominated for big awards than the music. Everyone except us, that is — because we can’t stop thinking about the music! Yes, we’re as tired as anybody of short-shorn Anne Hathaway’s endless…

Mike Wood | February 13, 2013 - 5:30 am

‘Smash’ Comes Out Swinging With Season 2 Premiere (And Jennifer Hudson), Loses Punch In Second Hour

Touting itself as the most award-winning cast on television, Smash was hoping to lure in new viewers for its second season and hold onto those who rode the rocky rollercoaster of its often good, sometimes bad, occasionally awful and only-intermittently-great season one.

So did Smash find its show-stopping legs and avoid a sophomore…

Mike Wood | February 6, 2013 - 6:36 am