Oscar Flashback: Best Original Songs of the late 2000s, including ‘Falling Slowly,’ ‘Jai Ho’

Oscar Flashback: Best Original Songs of the late 2000s, including ‘Falling Slowly,’ ‘Jai Ho’
This article marks Part 24 of the Gold Derby series analyzing 84 years of Best Original Song at the Oscars. Join us as we look back at the timeless tunes recognized in this category, the results of each race and the overall rankings of the winners.

The 2005 Oscar nominees in Best Original Song were:

“In the Deep” from “Crash

“It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp” from “Hustle & Flow

“Travelin’ Thru” from “Transamerica

Won: “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp” from “Hustle & Flow

Should’ve won: “Travelin’ Thru” from “Transamerica

Let’s first get two things out of the way in 2005 Best Original Song – one, “In the Deep” is as dreary and heavy-handed as the picture it’s featured in and two, the sublime “A Love That Will Never Grow Old” from “Brokeback Mountain” should have had this prize in the bag. That it wasn’t even
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