NME reveals that Ed Sheeran’s Hobbit soundtrack is the most streamed movie soundtrack of the last 12 months.
Yahoo!’s Daniel Wood writes: The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug is up for three Oscars, however it’s missed out on several categories, such as costume, make-up and set design. However perhaps one of the strangest nomination snubs regarding the Hobbit at this year’s particular Oscars is the absence of a nomination for Best Original Song.
‘Desolation of Smaug’s entry into the category was its closing credit and main theme song written by British starlet Ed Sheeran. Sheeran’s song entitled ‘I See Fire’ was the first single he had written and performed in two years and truly captured the spirit of the film with lyrics tailored specifically to the world of Middle-Earth and the events in the movie.
However the Oscars selectors didn’t deem Sheeran’s song worthy of a nomination instead opting for Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ from ‘Despicle Me 2’, Karen O & Spike Jonze’s ‘The Moon Song’ from ‘Her’, U2’s ‘Ordinary Love’ from ‘Mandella: Long Walk To Freedom’ and finally Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez song ‘Let it Go’ from Disney’s ‘Frozen’.
Whilst all of the above songs have been incredibly popular with ‘Let it Go’ being the second Best Original Song nomination to ever top the Billboard’s Hot 100 list and ‘Happy’ being used to play out the Brit awards, but it really does seem like Ed Sheeran’s exclusion from the list is an oversight.