Which Movies’ Music Strikes More of a Chord?
Two of the biggest box office hits this year were about music: the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody and A Star Is Born, which featured new, original tunes by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. Both films have been nominated for several Academy Awards®, but which movie’s soundtrack struck more of a chord with audiences after the credits rolled? Even though Bohemian Rhapsody isn’t up for an award in the music categories, just for fun we checked our streaming data to find out.
We also looked at the streaming totals to speculate the winners in the Best Original Score and Best Original Song categories. The nominees for the best soundtrack are Black Panther, BlacKkKlansman, If Beale Street Could Talk, Isle of Dogs, and Mary Poppins Returns. For the top tune, the nominees are “Shallow,” from A Star is Born, “All the Stars,” from Black Panther, “I’ll Fight,” from RBG, “The Place Where Lost Things Go,” from Mary Poppins Returns, and “When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings,” from The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.
Check out who our data suggests will take home the statue in these two categories—and the streaming numbers—in the infographic below.
Tune in to the 91st Academy Awards ceremony Sunday, February 24, at 8:00 p.m. on ABC.