Good news for the people of Husavik: The Hollywood Reporter‘s Feinberg Forecast is predicting that the Oscar for Best Original Song will go to “Husavik” from the Netflix hit Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga.

The magazine’s awards columnist Scott Feinberg doesn’t make his predictions on a whim or by using dark magic. No, like a meteorologist divining the the 30-day weather forecast, he uses a series of variables to reach a logical conclusion. Here’s how the venerable magazine describes it.

“This forecast…reflects Scott’s best attempt to predict the behavior of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, not his personal preferences. He arrives at these standings by drawing upon consultations with voters and strategists, analysis of marketing and campaigns, results of awards that precede the Oscars and the history of the Oscars itself. There will be regular updates to reflect new developments.”

Oscars 2021: The Hollywood Reporter predicts “Husavik” for Best Original Song

Scott is the first major forecaster to call the award for “Husavik”, the moving song that ties together the various plot lines of the movie while also giving it its emotional climax. Sung by My Marianne — aka Melodifestivalen alum and Swedish superstar Molly Sandén — the song has endeared itself not just to Eurovision fans, but also to the Academy, which put it on the five-song shortlist. According to Scott, here’s how the nominees stack up against each other at the moment.

1. “Husavik” (Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga)
2. “Fight for You” (Judas and the Black Messiah)
3. “Speak Now” (One Night in Miami)
4. “Io Si (Seen)” (The Life Ahead)
5. “Hear My Voice” (The Trial of the Chicago 7)

Husavik continues its Oscar for Oskar campaign with new video

Meanwhile, the good people of the real-world town of Husavik continue to make hay while the sun shines. They’ve released an endearing follow-up to their viral video An Oskar for Husavik, which tells the story of the town’s only Oskar, who is keen to welcome a shiny new gold friend with the same name.

In the sequel, Oskar is throwing an Oscars party. But the “Play Jaja Ding Dong” guy isn’t having any of it, and does his best to sabotage the town’s big night by making sure his preferred song wins. We won’t spoil what happens — you can check it out below.

So what do you think? Is momentum on the side of “Husavik”? Do you think it’s the song to beat? Let us know in the comments box below.

 

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Iván el Conquistador
Iván el Conquistador
5 months ago

If Husavik doesn’t win (although it’ll be awesome if it happens), then I hope Laura Pausini and Diane Warren can take home the trophy. Sadly, it’s going to be for the guy from the musical Hamilton because everybody in USA is obsessed with it.

Last edited 5 months ago by Iván el Conquistador
Simon
Simon
5 months ago

I don’t think it will win, but neither do I think it has to. The fact this even got nominated, as the song of a Will Ferrell comedy potraying something that’s very niche in America, already shows the Academy‘s appreciation of the Song and its quality. Will Ferrell isn‘t usually something they would gravitate towards.

Fast Food Music Lover
Fast Food Music Lover
5 months ago

Win or lose, this will raise even more interest in Americavision Song Contest and I’m all for it.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
5 months ago

“Speak Now” really deserves to win though. ;;

Eli Grant Weinmann
Eli Grant Weinmann
5 months ago

This is such a strange year for this category. It’s the fourth year in a row in which an acting nominee is also here, and might be an avenue to reward One Night in Miami, Dianne Warren in on nominated 84 by this point, and could win, and would be the first non English winner. and H.E.R. is on fire right now, so she could surprise with a win here. “Husavik” does have an edge because it a plot point in the movie, which can help a song pick up votes. On Gold Derby, the race seems to be between… Read more »

Alex
Alex
5 months ago

No, it’s gonna win (didn’t even get a nomination at Golden Globes) but it’s cute that it’s getting positive press 🙂

Jonas
Jonas
5 months ago

I think Speak Now will win.

Grft
Grft
5 months ago

As you seem to love the odds: Husavik is only #4 in the odds to win the award. Cheers

Whisker
Whisker
5 months ago

Ok, sweet elves, my final offer is a whale of a good time! Make “Husavik” win!

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
5 months ago
Reply to  Whisker

We will all bring you treats, sweet elves, when we visit you and Iceland’s new Eurovision Museum, should Husavik win the Oscar! 😀

Whisker
Whisker
5 months ago
Reply to  Jimmy Smit

The elves must be purring with delight! All the love and sweets they get make them so happy!