Rihanna Scores First Oscars Nomination

Written by on January 26, 2023

It’s another first for Rihanna as she earned her first Academy Award (Oscars) for the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever soundtrack “Lift Me Up” written by Tems.

On Tuesday, the Oscars revealed the full list of nominees for this year’s awards ceremony being held at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles on March 12. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced named “Lift Me Up,” from the “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” soundtrack, as among several other nominees for the coveted title.

The other nominees competing in the same category are Diane Warren’s “Applause” from the film “Tell It Like a Woman”; Lady Gaga’s “Hold My Hand” from “Top Gun: Maverick”; N.T. Rama Rao Jr. and Ram Charan’s “Naatu Naatu” from “RRR”; and Son Lux, Mitski, and David Byrne’s “This Is a Life” from “Everything Everywhere All at Once.”

This is Rihanna’s first Academy Award and follows her recent nomination for the Golden Globes this year.

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