Diane Warren is welcoming the acknowledgment from the audience for her latest work. The seasoned composer, 67, talked candidly with PEOPLE during the Billboard Power 100 event held at NeueHouse Hollywood on Wednesday. She shared that she was nominated for her 15th Oscar in the Best Original Song category for her work on Becky G’s “The Fire Inside,” which was included in the film Flamin’ Hot.
“It’s the coolest thing, no matter what happens, just that my song was nominated when there’s so many songs every year,” Warren stated. “I already prevailed. Whatever occurs, occurs. The admiration of my track from the audience is everything to me”.
Warren, who acknowledges that she writes “in a lot of different genres of music,” added that she thought the arrangement of the song made uniquely.
“We’re bringing some reggaeton to the Oscars, you know. This is one. And it’s not the same,” Warren added further. “For me, I understood the song that I intended to compose for this movie had to have that it’s unexpected.”
On Instagram, Becky G also expressed her response to the announcement that the song, which is from Eva Longoria’s feature debut on the Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Inventor, had won an award.
The 26-year-old Latin music icon shared a few pictures on her Instagram Story as soon as she learned she was nominated, along with a heartfelt video in which she thanked Longoria for directing the movie and Warren for the song.
In the video, she stated, “This movie, this group, this song symbolizes an aspect so close to my heart.” “In front of the entire world, this is essentially one of my dreams coming true.”
Other tracks nominated under the category “Best Original Song” are “What Was I Made For” and “I’m Just Ken” from the Barbie movie, Jon Batiste’s “It Never Went Away” from American Symphony, and Killers of the Flower Moon’s “Wahzhazhe (A Song for My People),” “The Fire Inside”.