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It’s official Beyhive!
After receiving a best original song nomination for “Be Alive,” from the film King Richard, the artist who has won 28 Grammys — more than any other vocalist — will now try her luck at the Academy Awards.
In the category, she’d joined by Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas who were also nominated for their James Bond theme “No Time to Die.” Lin-Manuel Miranda might reach his potentially inevitable EGOT status if he wins for Encanto’s “Dos Oruguitas.”
With the news breaking on Feb. 8, the BeyHive was naturally ecstatic about the singer’s first Oscar nomination.
They ran to Twitter to celebrate with heartwarming messages and memes about her adding another award to the resume. Check out some of the finest BeyHive tweets about Queen Bey’s Oscar nomination.
“Beyoncé getting nominated for an Oscar during black history month makes sense with my fantasy,” one person tweeted.
Another person exclaimed their excitement for the legend’s first Oscar nomination.
“Congratulations to the Queen of Music @Beyonce on your Oscar nomination IT FEELS SO GOOD TO BE ALIVEEEEEE!”
One person in charge of a Beyoncé fan account even mentioned how little the Houston-native has promoted “Be Alive,” and still managed to get an Oscar nod.
“Beyoncé got an oscar nomination without recognizing the song, without doing interviews every two business days, without campaigning for months, without crying for it, minding her business and staying at home with her family. that’s why THEY are mad.”
Lastly, one fan said put some RESPECT on Beyoncé’s name.
“And when you say “Beyoncé” don’t forget to put “ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATED SONGWRITER” in front of it!”
Diane Warren, who was nominated in the category, has yet to win for “Somehow You Do” from Four Good Days, rounds out the category.
Van Morrison, possibly the most unexpected nominee, released “Down to Joy” for Belfast in between making a double album and whining about COVID-19 safety regulations.
It’s difficult to identify a front-runner in such a loaded category, though it’s arguably a three-way contest between Beyoncé, Eilish, and Miranda. (“No Time to Die” won Best Original Song at the Golden Globes this year, but it’s hard to determine how important the untelevised and scandal-plagued show will be in 2022.)
However, with three superstars vying for the same vote, a dark horse like Morrison is always a possibility. Or perhaps, just maybe, this is Diane Warren’s year.
It is uncertain if the Queen will grace us with a performance during the award show.