Golden Globes 2016: Sam Smith, Wiz Khalifa lead tight race for original song
Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding, Charlie Puth and Wiz Khalifa are among the pop acts vying for original song at the 2016 Golden Globe Awards, the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. announced Thursday.
The competition for original song is a tight one.
Smith’s Bond theme “Writing’s on the Wall,” Goulding’s “Love Me Like You Do” and “See You Again,” a collaboration between rap star Khalifa and Puth, are among the high-profile selections.
Brian Wilson scored a nomination for “One Kind of Love,” from “Love & Mercy,” the biopic that covered two periods in the life of the Beach Boys co-founder. David Lang’s “Simple Song #3,” from “Youth,” rounds out the category.
One major snub in the category? “Earned It,” the Weeknd’s slinky and titillating BDSM anthem.
The steamy bedroom number led the “Fifty Shades of Grey” soundtrack and helped break the enigmatic alt-R&B singer to pop audiences when it hit No. 1 on the Top 40.
It’s up for a few Grammys, including R&B performance and song, as well as song written for visual media.
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