Eight Original-Song Oscar Snubs That Really Hurt

“Colors of the what”?
😕 Some trash nobody remember.
AT 4 A.M.

When it comes to awards shows, there’s the old losing adage “it was an honor just to be nominated.” For many at this weekend’s Academy Awards, which take place Sunday night in Hollywood, that’s not just lip service.

For many, particularly those who were previously relative unknowns on the scene, an Oscar nomination provides some visibility, maybe some bigger roles and, in turn, bigger paychecks. Of course, there are a number of artists who can’t use the old “happy to be nominated” mantra, mostly because they weren’t nominated at all. With the Oscars scheduled for Sunday, and with music always playing a major role in productions, here’s a look back at some of the best original songs from motion pictures that not only didn’t win an Academy Award, but weren’t even nominated.

Note: This list is in alphabetical order, and limited to songs from the past 30 years.

U2, “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me”
Look, something good had to come of the mess that was 1995’s Batman Forever, and this was it. There was no way in hell U2 was overtaking a textbook Disney Oscar winner in “Colors of the Wind” from Pocahontas, but Bono and the boys at least deserved a seat at the nomination table.

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