2022 Oscars: Beyoncé and Billie Eilish in the Running for Best Original Song

Beyonce wins her 28th Grammy award at the 63rd Grammy Awards ceremony.
Beyonce wins her 28th Grammy award at the 63rd Grammy Awards ceremony. Photo by Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/Shutterstock (11799945eu)

The list of Oscar nominations is in, with The Power of the Dog leading the way, but some of our favorite recording artists also made the cut. Beyoncé and Billie Eilish are among the songwriters in the running for the Academy Award for the best original song.

Eilish is sharing her Oscar nomination with her brother and creative partner Finneas O’Connell for their work on the theme song from the latest James Bond movie No Time To Die. Beyoncé was nominated alongside DIXSON for “Be Alive” from King Richard.

The chart-topping soundtrack of Disney’s Encanto is also on the list of nominees, but not with the song you would expect. “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” was never even submitted for the awards consideration, and “Dos Oruguitas” written by Lin-Manuel Miranda was nominated instead.

The list of nominees for the best song also includes “Down to Joy” from Belfast by Van Morrison and “Somehow You Do” from Four Good Days by Diane Warren. When it comes to the best original score category, Don’t Look Up, Dune, Encanto, Parallel Mothers, and The Power of the Dog will be competing for this award.

The 2022 Academy Awards are scheduled to take place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on March 27th.