Can we agree that among the eight Oscar nominations granted “A Star Is Born
,” its likeliest win will be Best Song for “Shallow”? That soaring ballad sold the music-packed showbiz saga’s first trailer like nobody’s business as Lady Gaga
‘s Ally started to roar before a mic. The pop chanteuse herself would receive the honor alongside her co-writers Mark Ronson
, Anthony Rossomando
and Andrew Wyatt
. The song has already won a Golden Globe and is up for four Grammys, including Record of the Year and Song of the Year.
Judging by the combined odds chart based on rankings by Experts, Editors and Users, “Shallow’s” support is quite deep, with more than 2,200 predicting it will win.
Songs that bring home the Academy Award usually benefit from actually being performed onscreen and not just heard, and Gaga and Bradley Cooper
do a mesmerizing job of selling this tune. But