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Indiewire: Does Muppets Most Wanted Have Oscar "Best Song" Potential?

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by LouisTheOtter, Nov 5, 2014.

  1. LouisTheOtter

    LouisTheOtter Well-Known Member

    So Indiewire has been posting predictions for various 2015 Academy Award categories, and their recent run-down of potential Best Original Song nominees gives Muppets Most Wanted an outside chance of cracking the final list.


    The writers slot two MMW songs in their "Other Possibilities" list: "Interrogation Song" (#11) and "I'll Get You What You Want" (#13). Strangely, they don't give my two personal picks, "Something So Right" and "We're Doing A Sequel," any mention at all.

    Even more strangely, that ridiculous-albeit-catchy "Everything Is Awesome" song from The Lego Movie is one of only two listed in "The Front-Runners, As Far As We Can Tell" (the other being "Lost Stars" from Begin Again, a movie I have yet to see but hope to view soon).

    I'm at a loss to tell you about the chances of any other listed songs as I haven't seen their corresponding movies, other than "What Is Love" from Rio 2 and "Where No One Goes" from How To Train Your Dragon 2. (Neither song struck me as especially impressive.)

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  2. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Muppets Most Wanted has a definite chance of making the list; I have no doubts about that.
  3. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    I hope so. I would find it shocking if Something So Right doesn't get a chance at winning. I think Everything is Awesome is going to win though, just because the Oscars pick everything based on popularity.
  4. WalterLinz

    WalterLinz Well-Known Member

    I have noticed I'll Get You What You Want has been playing numerous times on the Sirius XM channel Kids Place Live for some reason, plus it was #3 on some top song countdown on the channel.

    Though Cockatoo in Malibu is my favorite song from the film, I too thought that Something So Right would be an Oscar-worthy song.:p

    But still, I'm just so happy that it's quite possible that The Muppets might have another Oscar nomination again.:fanatic:
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  5. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

    I really hope another muppet song wins!
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  6. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    I am pretty sure Something So Right will get nominated, not sure if it will win. The other songs are great and also some are better, but this one seems to have the heart and feel of a song that would get a nomination or an Oscar, I hope it is right.
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  7. LouisTheOtter

    LouisTheOtter Well-Known Member

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  8. RealWonderman

    RealWonderman Well-Known Member

    I think Something So Right could potentially win. Pretty sure it'll at least get a nod.
  9. CaptainYoda

    CaptainYoda Active Member

    I think "I Can Get You What You Want" is a catchy tune and has a chance of making it.
  10. sesamemuppetfan

    sesamemuppetfan Well-Known Member

    Like everyone else, I hope Something So Right gets nominated. However, last month one of my younger sisters agreed to watch the film with me and my parents, and here's what happened: now, this particular sister of mine is the type who will take anything too seriously or make any comments of things that bother her in TV shows, movies, or popular culture in general. Muppets Most Wanted was no exception. There were a good number of scenes that she felt the need to comment on- Something So Right happened to be one of them. She was pretty well aware that we fanatics want this song to be a nominee if not the winner for the Best Original Song. After hearing the song, she proclaimed that "a high schooler could have come up with these lyrics!" (Oh, and as a side note: like a lot of other people, she found Kermit and Piggy's imaginary babies creepy.)

    Does anybody else agree that a high school student could have easily come up with the lyrics for the song? (That's not to say that I think so.)
  11. WalterLinz

    WalterLinz Well-Known Member

    To me, when I first heard it, I thought the song had a pretty powerful message to it. The lyrics may seem pretty cheesy to a few...but I thought that it was quite fitting for a movie that has a character like Constantine. So powerful, it just seemed that the song had that...you know...certain feel to it where you'll consider that it'll be an Oscar-nominated song.:p

    I don't know if this may help as much, but that's all I could say and think about the song..:fanatic:
  12. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    No offense, how do I put this in a kind way, to me that opinion is not just to the song and the writers, though I respect their opinion I am far from agreeing with it. Has she heard the garbage that people call songs these days, and that any song high schoolers make up will be about social media. Also, even if a high schooler made it, that does not mean it is a bad song in my opinion, high schoolers are close to adults. Still, I feel that is a rotten thing to say when a certain Disney princess movie had much less sophisticated songs.
  13. sesamemuppetfan

    sesamemuppetfan Well-Known Member

    Are we talking about the overrated "Do You Wanna Build a Snowman?" and the equally overrated "Let it Go" from the super overrated Frozen?
  14. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    My favorite song from the movie is I'll Get You What You Want, but I think Something So Right is the type of song to be nominated. Oscar loves emotional songs. Why else do you think Man or Muppet or Let it Go won Oscars?
  15. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    The second one, but the other one is also annoying and seriously is not good enough to be praised as much as it is, any song in MMW is a billion times better than the snowman song in my opinion.
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  16. sesamemuppetfan

    sesamemuppetfan Well-Known Member

    Still to this day, I fail to see what the obsession is with those 2 songs and the movie in general. It was a good film and everything, but not good enough to become that big of a hit. Tangled had nearly the same popularity that Frozen has, but I can't recall anyone randomly belting out any of the songs written for the film- any song from Tangled (and the movie in general) is a thousand times better than Frozen!

    Regarding what you said about how any song in MMW is a billion times better than the snowman song...if a Frozen 2 eventually happens, I'd like to see them TRY to write a better opening song than "We're Doing a Sequel"!
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  17. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    Yes, that is exactly what I think. When that movie came out any weirdo would sing those annoying songs in your face and obnoxiously yell about how it was the best movie ever, that makes me think the only other movies they have seen are poorly made live action kid movies like Alexander or something. For once I would have liked people at my school to say hey MMW is coming out, I never heard anything about that, even on its premiere day I was disgusted when people at school were talking about that movie coming out on DVD, really? It makes me sad how nobody cared about MMW, overal I really hope one muppet song gets nominated or wins the oscar, most of the songs deserve an award.
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  18. sesamemuppetfan

    sesamemuppetfan Well-Known Member

    @Muppet Master "When that movie came out any weirdo would sing those annoying songs in your face and obnoxiously yell about how it was the best movie ever" For real though! When I kept hearing all these great about the film, I thought 'OK, I'll go see it for myself'. After the first viewing (this was on one of those movie pirating sites), I didn't understand how people could be so obsessed with it. Again, Tangled was pretty popular too, but I don't ever recall people constantly talking about the film, or singing the songs day in and day out.

    "People at school were talking about that movie coming out on DVD" (*my eyes and mouth grow wide open*) WHAT??!! No way!! There's no excitement about the film coming to theaters, but there's excitement about the DVD release?? You've gotta be kidding me!! I'd be pretty disgusted as well...

    Well, I too hope that any song from Muppets Most Wanted gets a nominee. Sure they got stuck in my head the same way "Do You Wanna Build a Snowman" and "Let it Go" did, but at least they were more worthy of that job- always and forever.
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  19. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member

    Hmmm...that's not quite right. While I enjoyed things about both films, here are the facts:

    Tangled (at a cost of $260 million) made only $200 million domestically and $591 million worldwide.

    Frozen (at a cost of $150 million) made $400 million domestically and a total of $1,274 million worldwide.

    Frozen is the 5th largest grossing film worldwide...ever, and by far the most popular animated film ever made. The only films above it are Avatar, Titanic, Marvel's Avengers and the last Harry Potter film. I am surprised that Tangled made the list at all, but it rates at 95. That's 90 slots down from Frozen.

    Anyway, that's what gives Frozen its momentum. Audiences loved it.
  20. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member

    I still think We're Doing a Sequel was the best of the bunch and I'd love to see it performed live at the Oscars. I'm not sure if they do that sort of thing anymore. Considering NPH is hosting, maybe so.

    If not that song, then I'll Give You What You Want will do. That is, if they pick a Muppets song at all. The Adam Levine song is a strong contender. So are the ones from Dragons 2 and Rio 2. We'll just have to see what happens.
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