On Tuesday, the nominations for the well-hyped 96th Academy Awards were revealed. Our one and only Billie Eilish is hoping for her second Oscar as she is nominated for a Best Original Song for their Barbie contribution, “What Was I Made For?”
The pop sensation, 22, and her brother/collaborator Finneas O’Connell spoke just after the 96th Academy Awards nominations were revealed expressing their excitement about getting a nod again.
They uploaded many pictures in which a ballad appears in the movie, the Grammy winner posted a selfie of herself on Instagram hugging producer/star Margo Robbie. The siblings also jointly released a press statement.
The hitmakers’ statement opened, “We are so incredibly honored to get a nomination for ‘What Was I Made For?'” We have always loved movies, music in movies, and the Academy Awards, so this is important to us. We are incredibly appreciative of the Academy, its members, and the opportunity to be honored with so many talented and deserving composers.
The singer-songwriters then thanked Robbie, 33, Barbie director Greta Gerwig, as well as her husband and scripting partner Noah Baumbach, and the whole crew behind the smash hit movie.
They wrote, “We are incredibly grateful to Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach for their incredible vision and execution, as well as to the entire Barbie cast and crew, Lucky Chap Entertainment, and the Warner Bros. Pictures team.”
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Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt, who directed the Barbie soundtrack, were also nominated for Best Original Song for their song “I’m Just Ken.”
“We are grateful to Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt for masterfully integrating our song into the heart and storyline of this movie,” they added.
Two years after winning their first-ever Oscar in 2022 for creating “No Time to Die” for the James Bond movie of the same name, the “Happier Than Ever” singer and her brother have been nominated again.
Barbie’s sad ballad about self-discovery has been incredibly well-received this awards season, and it recently bagged an award for Best Original Song at the Golden Globe Awards 2024.