Why ‘Let It Go’ from Frozen Should Win an Academy Award

Why ‘Let It Go’ from Frozen Should Win an Academy Award


The 86th Academy Awards will be held this Sunday. Will you be watching?

I haven’t watched the Academy Awards in their entirety since 1999. That’s the year that they voted “American Beauty” the Best Picture. I thought that movie was terrible, so I parted ways with the Oscars.

That said, I do love to check out the gowns on the Red Carpet and I usually flip to the Academy Awards a few times during the night.

This year, if I had any pull, or any wish at all, it would be this:
‘Let It Go’ should win the Oscar for Best Original Song.

If you have kids, then you know why.  If you have a daughter in particular, then you definitely know why. Heck, if you’re a woman and you breathe, then you know why!

I’ve never seen a song capture hearts the way ‘Let It Go’ has. My seven-year-old daughter has spent hours watching the YouTube video and learning the words. We saw Frozen twice and the second time she sang her heart out in the theater. I hear her singing ‘Let It Go’ while she plays around the house, oblivious that anyone is watching or listening. She tells me that she and her friends sing it at school and help each other learn the words. I LOVE ‘Let It Go’ and I’m in my forties! Good Morning America hosted an epic, live sing-a-long to ‘Let It Go’ just yesterday, not to mention the tons of YouTube covers of the song. I know I’m not the only one mesmerized by ‘Let It Go’!


‘Let It Go’ makes the movie magical. It makes singing, dreaming, and believing magical. And I hope that it is awarded for anchoring such as great movie.

 Now I know that the Academy Awards is as political as the next awards show. I’m not naive. I know that U2 is up for the award in the same category. I can see whoever votes for the Academy Awards thinking it’s “cool” or politically correct to vote for U2. I have nothing against U2 and I even attended opening night of their 1987 Joshua Tree world tour (true, that!). But I highly doubt that their song has transformed and touched as many hearts as ‘Let It Go’.

So my  vote for Best Original Song? Let It Go.


Are you going to watch the Academy Awards? Any strong feelings about who should win this year?


 Image courtesy of Danilo Rizzuti/ FreeDigitalPhotos.net.

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