Spectre Theme Loses at Critics Choice Awards


“Writing’s on the Wall,” the theme song of 2015’s James Bond film Spectre, was nominated for a Critics Choice Award. The song lost the award to Furious 7.

The same handful of songs have been represented in the 2016 movie award season. Songs from Fifty Shades of GreyYouth, and Furious 7 have appeared as Golden Globe, Critics Choice, and Academy Award hopefuls.

Fighting alongside these songs is “Writing’s on the Wall,” the Spectre theme song from Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith.

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The Bond theme won Best Original Song at the Golden Globes on Jan. 10 and received an Academy Award nomination later that week.

At the Critics Choice Awards on Jan. 17, Smith and Napes failed to come through with a win, losing out to “See You Again,” the closing song of Furious 7. “See You Again” was written by Justin Franks, Andrew Ceday, Charlie Puth, and Wiz Khalifa and is performed by Khalifa and Puth. It was commissioned as a tribute to the late Paul Walker, star of the Fast and the Furious franchise who died tragically before Furious 7 was completed.

Among the runner ups were “Love Me Like You Do” from Fifty Shades of Grey and the Lady Gaga ballad “Til It Happens to You” from The Hunting Ground.

Spectre and Sam Smith look to face off against these songs at the Academy Awards on Feb. 28, and it is shaping up to be a tight race between “Writing’s on the Wall” and “Til It Happens to You,” according to prediction rankings on GoldDerby. Though, Furious 7‘s win at the Critics Choice Awards certainly increases its chances.

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