‘Soul,’ H.E.R., & Will Ferrell are some of the nominees.
The 2021 Academy Award nominations were officially released today, with several prominent musicians up for Best Original Song and Best Original Score. H.E.R., Celeste, Laura Pausini, Leslie Odom, Jr., and more will compete for Best Original Song, alongside comedian Will Ferrell. Best Original Score nominees include Pixar’s Soul, Mank, Minari, and more.
Andra Day is also up for Best Actress for her lead role as Billie Holiday in the film The United States vs. Billie Holiday. It’s Day’s first nomination.
The Soul score and Pausini’s “lo Sì (Seen)” won for Best Original Score and Best Original Song at the 2021 Golden Globes earlier this month.
Check out the full list of nominees below:
Best Original Score
- Da 5 Bloods
- News of the World
Best Original Song
- H.E.R., “Fight For You” (Judas and the Black Messiah)
- Celeste, “Hear My Voice” (The Trial of the Chicago 7)
- Will Ferrell & My Marianne, “Husavik” (Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga)
- Laura Pausini, “lo Sì (Seen)” from (The Life Ahead (La Vita Davanti a Se))
- Leslie Odom, Jr., “Speak Now” (One Night in Miami…)