Of course, the question remains – which songs would even be included in the race this year? While they haven’t announced the song (or even who is performing it), we can guess there will be a pretty bitching title track to the Sam Mendes-directed Bond odyssey “Skyfall” (our money is on Adele and her “Rolling in the Deep” collaborator Paul Epworth but that is 100% wild speculation) and the Karen O song from “Frankenweenie” is pretty cool. Beyond that we’re not sure… there was probably a new song in “Brave.” Right?
The only downside to this expanded category is that it will probably allow some pretty lousy tunes to get nominated. We immediately thought of that atrocious Soundgarden song that plays over the credits to “The Avengers” while everyone is waiting for the shawarma scene to play. Someone needs to avenge that tragedy.
Obviously, the other big question is what will these additional song nominees do to the actual broadcast. It’s already long as fuck and in recent years they’ve attempted “creative” solutions to condense the nominees or swiftly speed through them (wasn’t there one year that involved some kind of gauzy interpretive dance?) Last year we don’t even recall the two songs being performed. So that should tell you something.
We’ll find out soon enough, as the Oscars are presented on February 24th, 2013.