After months of anticipation, the Academy Awards nominations are finally in, and movie buffs are not the only ones excited about them. The best original song category features a couple of worthy contenders, and H.E.R. and Diane Warren are among the artists who made the cut.
H.E.R. is sharing her nomination with D’Mile and Tiara Thomas for her work on the song “Fight for You” from Judas and the Black Messiah. Diane Warren is in the running with “Io sì (Seen)” from the Italian drama The Life Ahead alongside Laura Pausini. This track is currently the frontrunner after dominating that same category at the Golden Globes.
The list of contenders for the best original song also includes “Husavik” from the Netflix rom-com Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, “Speak Now” from Regina King’s directorial debut One Night in Miami, and “Hear My Voice” from the historical drama The Trial of the Chicago 7.
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross are leading the way in the best score category. They received their first nomination for the work on David Fincher’s Mank and shared their second for Soul with Jon Batiste. Terence Blanchard (Da 5 Bloods), Emile Mosseri (Minari), and James Newton Howard (News of the World) are also in the running.
The 93rd Academy Awards are scheduled to take place on April 25th at both the Dolby Theatre and Union Station in Los Angeles.