Why is Ariana Grande and Kid Cudi's Golden Globes snub for "Don't Look Up" so significant?
Ariana Grande is one of the most well-known pop singers on the planet.
Her four-octave vocal range is lauded by critics and the general public, but she also dazzles her fans with songwriting.
She's taking a step forward in the entertainment industry by starring in a feature film.
She has been cast as Glinda in the upcoming Wicked film adaptation.
She also starred in Don't Look Up with Kid Cudi, in which their song "Just Look Up" was overlooked for a Golden Globe nomination. Here's why.
Don't Look Up stars Grande and Cudi as Riley Bina and DJ Chello, respectively.
They perform the song "Just Look Up" in front of a large crowd about the approaching meteor.
As a result of Riley and DJ Chello dating and publicly breaking up, the media focuses on the celebrities while ignoring Dr. Randall Mindy's (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Kate Dibiasky's (Jennifer Lawrence) comet warning.
Grande, Cudi, Nicholas Britell, and Taura Stinson collaborated on the song "Just Look Up."
The song echoes Don't Look Up's commentary on the climate crisis.
"Just Look Up" also reflects the film's tone, in which a serious subject is approached with humour.
The song's lyrics, which beg people to "turn off the s*** box news" and "get your head out of your ass," elicited several laughs from press screenings.
The song "Just Look Up" by Grande and Cudi seemed like an obvious choice for a Golden Globe nomination in the category of Best Original Song - Motion Picture.
The song perfectly captures the message and tone of the film.
Riley and DJ Chello's relationship is also further developed in this episode.
Furthermore, Grande's vocals are absolutely incredible.
Don't Look Up is a satire on events that "haven't happened yet," but some critics have criticized the film for not going far enough, citing real-life events from the last few years.
Nonetheless, Grande and Cudi succeed in connecting the film to the real world, as the film begs the audience to listen to its message about the climate crisis.
It also has a link to the current coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).
"Just Look Up" sends out its message at the perfect time.
Awards shows favor films that capture the moment, which Grande and Cudi's song does admirably.
Don't Look Up is a current film, and the song's lack of nomination is a real puzzler.
Hopefully, the Academy Awards will not repeat this error.
It feels right to have Grande and Cudi perform "Just Look Up" on the Oscars stage.
Several other films were nominated for Best Original Song - Motion Picture at the Golden Globes.
King Richard's "Be Alive," Encanto's "Dos Orugitas," Belfast's "Down to Joy," Respect's "Here I Am (Singing My Way Home)," and No Time to Die's "No Time to Die" all received nominations.
We'll see if it follows in the footsteps of the previous two James Bond songs, Skyfall and Spectre, which won a slew of awards.
Grande and Cudi were not nominated for the Golden Globes, despite their deserving status.
This is one of the most glaring omissions from the announcement.
Don't Look Up is now playing in theaters and will be available on Netflix on December 24.