Lady Gaga and Rihanna will compete for the trophy for best original song at the 95th Academy Awards, held March 12 at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. Gaga was recognized for “Hold My Hand”. Top gun: Maverickco-written with Bloodpop, while Rihanna’s nod to “Lift Me Up” is out Black Panther: Wakanda Foreverco-written with composer Ludwig Goransson and director Ryan Coogler.
The other nominees in the category are “Naatu Naatu” out RRR (written by MM Keeravani, “Applause” from Tell it like a woman (written by Diane Warren) and “This Is a Life”. Everything Everywhere Everything at once (written by David Byrne and Mitski).
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Taylor Swift’s “Carolina”. Where the crawfish sing was not nominated, and neither was LCD Soundsystem’s “New Body Rhumba”. White noisee. Both were on the 15 song shortlist announced late last month. “Carolina” can still be cashed in at the upcoming Grammy Awards, where it will be nominated for best song written for visual media.
Meanwhile, the nominees for the Oscar for Best Original Score are No news from the Western Front, BabylonThe Banshees of Inisherin, Everything Everywhere Everything at onceand The Fables. Austin Butler scored a nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance as Elvis Presley in Elviswhich also qualifies for best photo and a host of other technical awards.
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