And a Oscar Goes to . . . Fifty Shades of Grey?
February 22, 2016 - Fifty Shades of Grey
Gird your middle goddess: Fifty Shades of Grey, a much-lambasted film formed on a much-mocked eccentric trilogy by E. L. James, could win an Academy Award this Sunday. Specifically, a Oscar could go to The Weeknd, who is nominated for Best Song for “Earned It,” one of a charming standards he penned for a big-screen instrumentation of a BDSM fest.
However implausibly, Fifty Shades now has a place in Oscar history, a trailer embedded alongside clips featuring complicated Oscar kingship like Cate Blanchett and Eddie Redmayne. But of all a offenses a Fifty Shades film might have committed (chief among them, in my opinion, not casting Armie Hammer as Christian Grey), a soundtrack was a triumph. Not usually did it embody a shattering, slow-mo delivery of Beyoncé’s “Crazy in Love” and Ellie Goulding’s “Love Me Like You Do,” but, no joke intended, The Weeknd earned this Oscar nod: His lane “Earned It” plays like a undying let’s-get-it-on mood-setter.
Ironically, a same year Fifty Shades is opposed for an Oscar, a film is also a heading Razzie nominee, earning nods for Worst Picture, Worst Actor (Jamie Dornan), and Worst Actress (Dakota Johnson). “Earned It” isn’t adored to win; according to prognosticators, that eminence goes to Lady Gaga’s “It Happened to You” for The Hunting Ground, though wouldn’t it only be honeyed enjoyment if it did?