How to write the heart song of a movie: the official podcast of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
With The Academy of Film and Television Arts and the Motion Picture Association of America set to announce a slew of awards and nominations on Sunday, we asked the team behind The Oscars to share their favorite songs for films.
“You know, the best movie that I have seen in the past 20 years is ‘Jaws,'” Oscar nominee Tom Hanks told us.
“I have seen a few, but not as many as this one.”
Hanks’ name, of course, comes from his character, the shark, who becomes a favorite of fans and critics alike.
The song was written and recorded by Hanks and his band, The Hanks Brothers.
The band released a cover of the song called “Blessed Be” in 2011.
It’s a catchy tune that plays in the background of the title sequence of “Jaws,” the 1982 sci-fi classic that starred Hanks as an expert shark fisherman.
Hanks has sung the song for films like “Sharknado,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” and “Logan.”
The Oscar-nominated song was released on The Hays Brothers’ 1991 album “The Hays,” which also featured the band’s cover.
Hank also has a song that’s played at the beginning of every Oscars telecast, as a tribute to his late father, the late actor and screenwriter Fred Hanks.
The “Walt Disney Concert” song is also featured on the Academy’s official website.
In addition to Hanks, there’s another Oscar winner who’s been nominated for a film, David O. Russell, for “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”
Russell was nominated for his performance in “The Social Network,” but his win was a little bit more surprising.
He received an honorary Oscar for his “Hamilton” film.
Russell wrote and performed a cover version of “Bounty,” a song he penned for the Oscar-winning musical, that debuted in “Walden” in 2002.
It’s been a favorite among Oscar-minded fans ever since.
Russell has also sung the Oscar anthem “Ode to Joy” for “Marry Me,” as well as the song “I’ll Be There” for his 2001 film “Tangerine.”
Russell’s other Oscar-winner, “The Piano,” has also been nominated.
“I’d love to see ‘Logan’ win for Best Picture,” Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence told The Verge.
“It’s one of the best movies I’ve ever seen, and I think it would be amazing to win the best picture award for ‘L.A. Confidential.'”
Lawrence’s Oscar win is also the first time she’s ever won an Oscar for a movie.
She and her husband, James Wan, are the owners of the film rights to “L.L. Bean.”
“L.G.B.T.Q. is the first of many big things I’ll be working on in the years ahead,” she added.
“Jaws” won the best screenplay award in 1992, but that honor went to “M.
Night Shyamalan’s ‘Dune,'” which won the Best Director Oscar in 1998.
Wan and Lawrence, along with the rest of the cast and crew of “Dune,” also won an honorary Tony Award for their work on the film.
Night’s ‘Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials’ won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay,” the Academy explained in its announcement.
“The score for ‘M.O.D.O.’ won the ‘Soundtrack of the Year,’ and the song ‘Wake Up’ won a Grammy Award for best Pop Performance.”
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the movie’s governing body, also announced its nominations on Saturday.
“Selma” won Best Picture, while “Lincoln” won best picture.