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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