Finale and the Academy Awards

Traveling to Hollywood to attend the Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday?

Me neither.

But I kind of feel like a contender. Not only were many of the most nominated films recorded from music prepared in Finale, but the music of the award show itself was created with Finale, too.

Among all the films in which Finale played a part, below are a few of my picks to win.

While I’m surprised there are only two entries in the Music (Original Song), my money’s on “Man or Muppet” from The Muppets (music and lyric by Bret McKenzie).

In the Music (Original Score) category, I’m undecided between John Williams’ great score for The Adventures of Tintin and, well, John Williams’ great score for War Horse. (My usual approach, to simply bet on John Williams, is challenged this year.) While my six-year-old had his eyes closed during some scary parts, he LOVED Tintin, so I’ll go with that.

Besides, by my count, War Horse is nominated for six Oscars and will win anyway. Other “Finale” films that were nominated in multiple categories (and thus seem like safe bets to bring home a statue) include Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Moneyball, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and My Week with Marilyn.

Who do you pick to win? Please share your predications by clicking on “Comments” below.

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