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Nov182016

La La Land's Soundtrack and "City of Stars"

Chris here. Rejoice musical lovers - we can finally hear a full number from La La Land! The complete soundtrack drops December 9 when the film opens in limited release, so those clammoring to hear the full version of Emma Stone's potential Oscar moment "Audition" will still have to wait. We've heard a glimpse of "City of Stars" in the film's first teaser many months ago, but here is Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in full glory:

This year's Best Song race is potentially one of the most heated in many years with La La Land's tunes likely going head-to-head against Lin-Manuel Miranda's chance at EGOTing for Moana. It could make for one of the starriest lineups in some time with pop stars like Sia, Alicia Keys, and Justin Timberlake as possible performers/nominees. Let's just hope the ceremony doesn't shove off their lesser known nominees again this year!

What original songs are you rooting for?

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Reader Comments (17)

The song's great. I can't wait.

But the Best Song category always seems to be more exciting before actual nominations are given out (then again isn't that true for all the categories?). I'm sure there's going to be a head-scratcher inclusion or snub like almost every year...

November 18, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRyan T.

I'm seeing this tonight. Let the rooting begin!

November 18, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPaul Outlaw

I hope Alicia Keys' Back To Life gets in together with Moana and La La Land. And why not one of Pharrell' songs for Hidden Figures. And Timberlake must be left out.

November 18, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterV.

I actually don't think La La will win. I see Pharrell or Lin Manuel winning.

November 18, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJoseph W

I'm rooting for No Dames from Hail Caesar. In a less competitive year (and if the movie campaigned) it would be a fantastic nominee.

November 18, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJoseph W

I'd like to see this category eliminated

November 18, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterken s

I think this song is such a letdown. Of course it will be better in context, when the full depth of the emotions and their interaction with each other becomes clear. But as a standalone musical duet? Honestly sort of dull and uninspired... The inklings of the group numbers that have been showing up in the last couple trailers are much more exciting to me.

Still, very much looking forward to LA LA LAND. Original, modern-day musicals are few and far between!

November 18, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJoe Vlad

Gah! I love it, and I can't wait for this movie!

November 18, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPam

I'm praying a song from Sing Street gets in, hopefully "Drive It Like You Stole It."

November 18, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCineMatt

Tori Amos "Flicker" for "Audrie & Daisy. The Hollywood Reporter has already made the first roundtable of potential candidates:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/songwriter-roundtable-justin-timberlake-sting-alicia-keys-more-hitmakers-gender-bias-trumps

November 18, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLuis

Are the songs from Sing Street eligible? My favorite is To Find You but I imagine something more upbeat might get nominated. I'd just like to see Ferdia sing at the Oscars!

November 18, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDave in Hollywood

CineMatt / Dave - Unfortunately word is that only the Adam Levine track at the end will be pushed :'-(

Luis - true to form, Tori gives gooooood quote in that roundtable

November 18, 2016 | Registered CommenterChris Feil

Does Heathens from 21 Pilots count?

November 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterParanoid Android

City of Stars < Ballad of Wiener Dog

November 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPat

@ Joe Vlad

Warning: Your Mileage May Vary.

November 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPaul Outlaw

Stone sounds so much better than Gosling here, it is distracting almost.

Rooting for Moana but hope a competitive field.

November 21, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterChinoiserie

I'm rooting for "Sing Street"

November 21, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJEFF DOWNS

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