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Rihanna earns first Oscars nomination while Lady Gaga also up for gong – but Taylor Swift’s name nowhere in sight


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The nominations for the 2023 Oscars were announced on Tuesday (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

The nominations have been announced for the Oscars 2023 andRihanna has scored her first-ever nod for ballard Lift Me Up from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’s soundtrack.

She’ll face off against Lady Gaga – who was recognised for Top Gun: Maverick’s hit Hold My Hand – and tracks Applause from Tell It Like a Woman, Naatu Naatu from RRR and This is a Life from Everything Everywhere All at Once.

Noticeably missing from the list was Taylor Swift’s song Carolina, which featured in Where the Crawdads Sing.

Selena Gomez was also absent from the original song nominations, despite her song My Mind & Me making the shortlist.

The tune was the principal soundtrack for Gomez’s Apple TV Plus film that lifted the curtain on the actress’s last few years in the spotlight. 

The Oscars’ original song shortlist was announced in December, when judges whittled down 81 songs to just 15 ahead of the 95th Academy Awards. 

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Rihanna has scored her first-ever nod for ballard Lift Me Up from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’s soundtrack (Picture: Christopher Polk/NBC via Getty Images)

Lady Gaga was recognised for Top Gun: Maverick’s hit Hold My Hand

Noticeably missing from the list was Taylor Swift’s song Carolina, which featured in Where the Crawdads Sing (Picture: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)

The Weeknd – who received a 2016 Original Song nom for Fifty Shades of Grey‘s Earned It – also made the shortlist with Nothing Is Lost (You Give Me Strength), a song he co-wrote and performed for Avatar: The Way of Water.

On Tuesday, M3GAN actress Allison Williams and Mogul Mowgli actor Riz Ahmed served as nominations presenters, from the Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Top Gun: Maverick, Elvis, Avatar: The Way of Water and the Banshees of Inisherin were all mentioned in the top categories.

It was a big moment for Paul Mescal, Bill Nighy and Colin Farrell, who earned their first Oscar nominations for best actor, thanks to their stints in Aftersun, Living and The Banshees of Inisherin.

On Tuesday, M3GAN actress Allison Williams and Mogul Mowgli actor Riz Ahmed served as nominations presenters

Cate Blanchett landed a best actress nomination for Tar (Picture: Steve Granitz/FilmMagic)

Ana de Armas landed a best actress nomination for Blonde (Picture: Amy Sussman/Getty Images for AFI)

They will be battling it out against Elvis star Austin Butler and Brendan Fraser for the Whale.

Ana de Armas will have all eyes on her at the upcoming ceremony, landing a best actress nomination for Blonde beside Cate Blanchett in Tar, Andrea Riseborough for To Leslie, The Fabelmans’ Michelle Williams and Michelle Yeoh in Everything Everywhere All At Once.

While Tom Cruise was snubbed in the acting categories, his Top Gun: Maverick sequel has been mentioned in the best film category.

It might be a tough selection as the action flick is up against …read more

Source:: Metro

      

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