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It’s the streaming giant that releases hours upon hours of original content every week. But as the 2020/2021 awards season begins to loom on the horizon, Netflix has opted to push just 25 movie titles in its “For your consideration” campaign… including Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Of Fire Saga.

Netflix launches Oscar campaign for Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Of Fire Saga

Netflix’s “For your consideration” website went live on 15 October. The site is designed to highlight the virtues of what Netflix considers to be its most prestigious movies, targeting members of awards voting groups like the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that presents the Oscars.

Nestled alongside highbrow fare like LGBTQ drama The Boys In The Band and a remake of the classic Rebecca, is Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Of Fire Saga. Many mainstream favourites like The Kissing Booth and To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You are not in the mix.

On the film’s dedicated sub-page are listed the personnel for all the typical awards show categories — director, producers, screenplay, acting and more. However, unsurprisingly, the main focus is placed on the Eurovision movie’s soundtrack.

In addition to two short behind-the-scenes featurettes and the trailer, are the music videos for five original songs from the Will Ferrell comedy — “Double Trouble”, “Husavik”, “Lion Of Love”, “Volcano Man” and, of course, “Ja Ja Ding Dong”.

Whether movie award voters pay heed to the campaigning remains to be seen. But Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Of Fire Saga has already been nominated for Comedy Movie Of 2020 and Comedy Movie Star Of 2020 (for Will Ferrell) at the People’s Choice Awards.

As these awards are determined by public vote rather than industry experts, they are typically not indicative of future success at more prestigious events.

Could the Eurovision movie win an Oscar?

Some low-key awards-buzz has been building around the Eurovision movie ever since its release in June, especially for “Husavik”, Molly Sandén’s show-stopping ballad.

US website Vulture pondered whether “Husavik” could not only break into the nominations list for Best Original Song, but actually win the prize outright.

Whilst acknowledging the quality of the movie’s other songs like “Double Trouble” and “Lion Of Love”, the website observed that Academy voters tend to vote for more sincere efforts — hence why “Husavik” is in the frame.

The writer explained that the ballad ticks many of the boxes required for Oscars success — “emotional resonance, a sweeping, Adele-style chorus, and lyrics that aren’t too silly… And it closes with an absolute whopper of a high note”.

The Icelandic lyrics also shouldn’t be a hindrance, as winning songs from Coco and Slumdog Millionaire have also featured non-English languages.

What do you think of the Eurovision movie’s awards show chances?  Let us know below.

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Marco
Marco
1 month ago

If you ask me, the biggest chance its on Best Original Song, and not only for Husavik… Double Trouble, Ja Ja Ding Dong and Lion of Love have some chances in my point of view, also in Best Original Score… I would dare to say that Dan Stevens BRILLIANT performance could get a chance at Best Supporting Actor (IDK if at Oscars but at least in other awards like the Golden Globe)

Clever1
Clever1
1 month ago

Don’t Oscar nominations require a theatrical release, which Fire Saga never had?

Robyn Gallagher
Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Clever1

Normally this would be the case, but things are different this year. Because the virus has caused so many theatres to be closed for much of the year, the Academy has changed the rules so that non-theatrical films are eligible if they were intended to have a theatrical release. This is the case for the Eurovision film, so it’s eligible.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago

Right, but when was this movie ever intended for a cinema release?

Francis
Francis
1 month ago

Volcano man…. and we love you 🙂

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago

Let’s not forget that the music for Joker was written by an Icelander, and she got an Oscar for it only this year. The people of Iceland can already be proud!

Jack Pricefield
Jack Pricefield
1 month ago

Keeping my fingers crossed Husavik will be nominated for Best Original Song, such a wonderful magical song and if nominated I hope Molly Sandèn gets the chance to sing it live at the Academy Awards in Hollywood on April 25. I love Oscar season and I can get very passionate and geeky with statistics like ESC, one film I’m already tipping to sweep the board is the biopic Mank which is set for a global Netflix release on December 4, David Fincher deserves his vengeance for The Social Network being robbed 10 years ago just like Netherlands in Eurovision with… Read more »

Jo.
Jo.
1 month ago

fincher hell yea!!!

Denis
Denis
1 month ago

That is cute but you actually have to be great to even be nominated. Nothing about it is great, more guilty pleasure than anything. And yes, even the songs aren’t that remarkable. It’s a real long-shot..

Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago
Reply to  Denis

#firecracker

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
1 month ago
Reply to  Denis

Yeah, he says this now—but after a few drinks Denis is shouting “play ja ja ding dong again!” like everyone else.

CarlosM
CarlosM
1 month ago

I think HUSAVIG has a good chance of being nominated. We’ll have to see who the other nominees will be to see if it can win. If there’s a nominee that’s from a movie about social justice or equality, that song will win. MULAN didn’t do well at all, so voters won’t pick it to win anything. Even if it’s just nominated, it’ll be great to see it performed at the Oscars, bringing greater exposure to the Contest itself beyond Europe.

Last edited 1 month ago by CarlosM
Nas
Nas
1 month ago
Reply to  CarlosM

Why yes, it’s not Husavik, it’s HusaWIG

Denis
Denis
1 month ago
Reply to  CarlosM

Its the same type of movie like Mamma Mia. That one wasnt nominated, why would this?

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Denis

Mamma Mia had no new songs.

Philip Wester
Philip Wester
1 month ago
Reply to  Denis

None of “Mamma Mia!”‘s songs were original and thus they were all ineligible to be nominated for an Academt Award. Husavik might stand a real chance. It’s a good song.

Jo.
Jo.
1 month ago

dare to dream