This year’s Oscars brought several historic and unexpected wins our way, but one of them was well-deserved and pretty easy to predict. H.E.R. walked away with the Academy Award for the best original song with “Fight for You” from Judas and the Black Messiah.
H.E.R. shared her award with the producer D’Mile and songwriter Tiara Thomas, who wrote the music and lyrics for this track by her side, and delivered a powerful message during her speech.
“Musicians and filmmakers, I believe we have the opportunity to tell the truth and write the history the way it was. Knowledge is power, music is power and as long as I’m standing, I’m going to fight for us,” said H.E.R. at the Oscars.
The list of songs in the running for this award also included “Hear My Voice” from The Trial of the Chicago 7, “Husavik” from Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, “Io sì (Seen)” from The Life Ahead, and “Speak Now” from One Night in Miami. The performances of the original song nominees aired during the ceremony’s pre-show, Oscars: Into the Spotlight.