Beyoncé, Jay-Z & More Make Oscar Shortlist For Best Original Song

Beyoncé, Jay-Z & More Make Oscar Shortlist For Best Original Song

Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Kid Cudi and many others have made the shortlist for Best Original Song at the 2022 Academy Awards.

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced the shortlists in 10 categories for the 94th Oscars ceremony on Tuesday, December 21. The 94th annual Academy Awards will be presented on March 27, 2022.

Beyoncé was listed for her original song for the Will Smith-starrer King Richard, “Be Alive,” while Jay-Z and Kid Cudi each made the list alongside Jeymes Samuel/The Bullits for their soundtrack song for The Harder They Fall, “Guns Go Bang.”

According to Billboard, if Beyoncé and Jay-Z are nominated, it will be the first time in Oscar history that a married couple will face off against one another in the same category.

Cudi also found a place in the list a second time for his Ariana Grande collaboration “Just Look Up” from Netflix‘s upcoming star-studded film Don’t Look Up.

Also on shortlist are Billie Eilish and Finneas‘ “No Time To Die,” Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s “Dos Oruguitas,” H.E.R.‘s “Bruised Woman,” Diane Warren‘s “Somehow You Do,” Jennifer Hudson‘s “Here I Am (Singing My Way Home),” U2‘s “Your Song Saved My Life,” and more.

(Photo: Tiffany & Co./ Mason Poole)

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