Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song) nominees:
“All The Stars” from BLACK PANTHER – Music by Kendrick Lamar, Mark “Sounwave” Spears and Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, Lyric by Kendrick Lamar, SZA and Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith
“I’ll Fight” from RBG – Music and Lyric by Diane Warren
“The Place Where Lost Things Go” from MARY POPPINS RETURNS – Music by Marc Shaiman, Lyric by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman
“Shallow” from A STAR IS BORN – Music and Lyric by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt
“When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings” from THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS – Music and Lyric by David Rawlings and Gillian Welch
- Shallow (A Star is Born) – As a song that is so intrinsically linked to the story the film is telling, Shallow gets the emotional connection with the audience without relying on gimmicky lyrics or a dance scene.
The Academy Award Winner:
- Shallow (A Star is Born)
|Dispenses with almost all of the Marvel tropes to deliver a tight and focussed origin story in a beautifully realised world. At last we have a superhero film dialled back down to 10.
|One of the most unique Marvel films to date with more realism than most, tremendous visuals and some great characters, but it is let down a little by a rather mediocre villain and the occasionally heavy-handed socio-political undertones.
|Mary Poppins Returns
|Does a remarkable job of feeling like an extension of the original. Blunt is tremendous when singing, but loses her way with the spoken parts.
|Notorious RBG isn't a rapper, she is an octogenarian Supreme Court Judge who has spent her life championing women's rights. This documentary tells her story and offers a fascinating insight into a remarkable woman.
|The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
|As with most anthology films, some of the tales were hit and miss, but some were excellent (such as Buster and also the wagon train story). It was so wonderfully shot I am surprised it got no awards nominations for cinematography.