OSCAR 2024: BILLIE EILISH, BECKY G, JON BATISTE among the nominations

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Billie Eilish and Finneas collect another nomination at the 2024 Oscars.

Eilish and Finneas were nominated for What Was I Made For? one of two Barbie songs to be nominated. The other is “I’m Just Ken,” written by nominees Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt and starring Ryan Gosling.

Barbie’s songs were nominated alongside Flamin’ Hot’s “The Fire Inside” (written by Diane Warren and performed by Becky G), American Symphony’s “It Never Went Away” (written by Jon Batiste and Semisonic’s Dan Wilson and performed by Batiste) and “Wahzhazhe (A Song for My People)” by the Killers of the Flower Moon (written by Scott George and performed by the Osage Tribal Singers).

The 2023 Oscar for Best Original Song went to composer MM Keeravani and lyricist Chandrabose for “Naatu Naatu” by RRR. In 2022, Billie Eilish and Finneas won the award for the James Bond song “ No Time to Die .” The musicians also performed “No Time to Die” during the ceremony.


Music (Original Song)
Becky G – The Fire Inside (Flamin’ Hot)
Billie Eilish – What Was I Made For? (Barbie)
Jon Batiste – It Never Went Away (American Symphony)
Osage Tribal Singers – Wahzhazhe (A Song for My People) (Killers of the Flower Moon)
Ryan Gosling – I’m Just Ken (Barbie)

Music (Original Score)

American Fiction (Orion Pictures/Amazon MGM)
Laura Karpman

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (Disney)
John Williams

Killers of the Flower Moon (Apple)
Robbie Robertson

Oppenheimer (Universal Pictures)
Ludwig Göransson

Poor Things (Searchlight Pictures)
Jerskin Fendrix




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