The Story of Fireplace Saga’ – NBC Los Angeles
The tiny city of Húsavík, Iceland is rolling out the crimson carpet, actually via the middle of city, within the hopes of profitable an Oscar. The city was thrust into the highlight by the Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams film “Eurovision Tune Contest: The Story of Fireplace Saga” the place a lot of the movie is about.
As if being the central location of a movie wasn’t sufficient, the track “Húsavík” from the film was a shock nomination for Finest Unique Tune on the Oscars. The fishing and tourism group of two,300 individuals has been on a publicity spree ever since within the hopes of spreading the phrase about their beloved city and garnering Oscar bragging rights. The city as soon as made its dwelling from fishing however now it depends on tourism and whale watching and has already seen a rise in tourism because the movie’s launch.
Húsavík has painted the Primary Road crimson to create their very own “crimson carpet” moments. And the Mayor has created some very inventive and heartwarming movies on YouTube to share the city’s pleasure. Watch “An Óskar for Húsavík” and you’ll see the appeal and humor that seemingly impressed Ferrell and McAdam’s characters.
“Eurovision” was launched to blended critiques on Netflix. And many individuals had been shocked to see “Húsavík” nominated on this class. However if you happen to take a look at the pedigree of songwriters it’s not that stunning in any respect.
The track is written by Savan Kotecha, Fats Max Gsus and Rickard Göransson. Every has written for nearly each High 40 artist of this decade from Ariana Grande to The Weeknd to Britney Spears. Whereas Rachel McAdams did sing among the music within the movie, it was Swedish singer Molly Sandén, who additionally goes by My Marianne, who took the lead in vocals for “Husavik.”
Of the 5 contenders for Finest Unique Tune, three are featured on political dramas delving into America’s troubled previous, whereas one comes from a shifting Italian movie starring Sophia Loren as an getting old Holocaust survivor. Then, there’s “Húsavík” with lyrics about whales and is co-performed onscreen by Will Ferrell dressed as a fisherman.
The unique track nominees embrace “Struggle for You” from Judas and the Black Messiah (nominees: D’Mile, H.E.R. and Tiara Thomas), “Hear My Voice” from The Trial of the Chicago 7 (nominees: Daniel Pemberton and Celeste), “Io sì (Seen)” from The Life Forward (nominees: Diane Warren and Laura Pausini), “Converse Now” from One Night time in Miami… (nominees: Sam Ashworth and Leslie Odom Jr.) and “Húsavík” from Eurovision Tune Contest: The Story of Fireplace Saga (nominees: Rickard Göransson, Fats Max Gsus and Savan Kotecha).
Right here’s a full record of nominees in all of the classes. To see if Húsavík’s efforts repay, tune in to the Oscars at 5pm PT on ABC.