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Ryan Gosling as Noah and Rachel McAdams as Allie in The Notebook, kissing and spinning around

4 Fictional Couples We Want to See Perform ‘Shallow’

Despite the fact that they’re not a real life couple and Bradley Cooper is married, the duet between Cooper and Lady Gaga, stars of the most recent remake of A Star Is Born, was one of the steamiest, most romantic performances… ever?

 

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The duet, during which the pair sang Oscar-winning song Shallow, was performed in character (supposedly), with the pair reprising their roles as Jackson and Ally, and that got us thinking: what other fictional couples could give a killer rendition of this year’s most beloved song?

 

Edward Cullen and Bella Swan- Twilight 

 

  1. Kirsten Stewart as Bella Swan and Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen kissing
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Okay, this may be too obvious, so we’re getting it out of the way first. Edward sings, Bella is obsessed with Debussy’s Claire de Lune which is a beautiful piano piece, and the lyrics to Shallow suit the pair of them down to the ground:

“Tell me somethin’, girl / Are you happy in this modern world? / Tell me something, boy / Aren’t you tired tryin’ to fill that void?” I mean…

Oliver and Elio- Call Me By Your Name
Timothee Chalamet as Elio touches Armie Hammer as Oliver affectionately in Call Me By Your Name
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As we all know, Call Me By Your Name was robbed of Best Picture and Best Actor and every other award it didn’t win at last year’s Oscars. The performances were so moving that if they didn’t win over the Academy then nothing was going to sway them, however… Oliver and Elio could give Jackson and Ally a run for their money any day and we think a little rendition of Shallow would have had the Academy calling their names!
Ariel and Prince Eric- The Little Mermaid
Prince Eric leaning on table gazing lovingly at Ariel
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Ariel gave up her life in the ocean to pursue Eric, you best believe she’s far from the shallows now… Ariel is also partial to song-singing herself, so I’m sure she could get Eric involved since she’s made so many sacrifices for him. She fought against her family and all odds to be with him, hence

“Crash through the surface, where they can’t hurt us / We’re far from the shallow now” makes perfect sense.
Noah and Allie- The Notebook
Ryan Gosling as Noah and Rachel McAdams as Allie in The Notebook, kissing and spinning around
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Noah and Allie are one of the steamiest and ‘couple-goals’-inspiring unions in all of literature and cinema. Against all odds, they end up together, loving each other till the end. You know they could absolutely kill a rendition of Shallow. After all, “if you’re a bird, I’m a bird…” I’m not crying, you’re crying. Shut up.

Book Adaptation Wins and Snubs at the Oscars

The Oscars this year was filled with many noteworthy moments from Billy Porter’s glamorous, and androgynous tuxedo dress, to Lady Gaga’s and Rami Malek’s first Oscar wins. Literary lovers, specifically, watch for the screenplay adaptation of their favorite books! Let’s go through the rundown of winners and nominees. The lists below, and information below, were reported by Mixmag.

 

Best Adapted Screenplay

 

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs – based on short stories by Joel and Ethan Coen

WINNER BlacKkKlansman – based on the book by Ron Stallworth

Can You Ever Forgive Me? – based on the book by Lee Israel

If Beale Street Could Talk – based on the book by James Baldwin

A Star Is Born – adapted from previous screenplays.

 

Spike Lee was nominated for six awards, and won Best Adapted Screenplay for BlacKkKlansman, his ever first Oscar. It’s also important to note that Black Panther was nominated for seven awards and won Best Costume Design Best Original Score and Best Production Design!

 

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Green Book‘s Mahershala Ali won Best Supporting Actor, and the film itself won Best Original Screenplay, as well as Best Picture, out of five nominations. Here are the rest of the Best Original Screenplay nominees.

 

Best Original Screenplay

 

The Favourite

First Reformed

Green Book – WINNER

Roma

Vice

 

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Star of Meg Wolitzer adaptation The Wife, Glenn Close now holds the record for most Oscar nominations without a win, after losing out on Best Actress to Olivia Coleman.

 

 

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