Oscar Flashback: ‘New York, New York,’ ‘Saturday Night Fever’ snubbed in 1977 Best Original Song race

Oscar Flashback: ‘New York, New York,’ ‘Saturday Night Fever’ snubbed in 1977 Best Original Song race
This article marks Part 14 of the Gold Derby series analyzing 84 years of Best Original Song at the Oscars. Join us as we look back at the timeless tunes recognized in this category, the results of each race and the overall rankings of the winners.

The 1977 Oscar nominees in Best Original Song were:

“Candle on the Water” from “Pete’s Dragon”

“Someone’s Waiting for You” from “The Rescuers

“The Slipper and the Rose Waltz (He Danced with Me/She Danced with Me)” from “The Slipper and the Rose”

“Nobody Does It Better” from “The Spy Who Loved Me

You Light Up My Life” from “You Light Up My Life

Won: “You Light Up My Life” from “You Light Up My Life

Should’ve won: “Nobody Does It Better” from “The Spy Who Loved Me

1977 is a tough year to take very seriously in Best Original Song, and not just because of the winner – the sleepy,
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