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Rihanna Earns First-Ever Oscar Nomination

Rihanna Earns First Oscar Nomination For "Lift Me Up" From "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever"

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 10: 80th Annual GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS -- Pictured: Rihanna attend the 80th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2023 in Beverly Hills, California. -- (Photo by Christopher Polk/NBC via Getty Images)

Rihanna is now a Grammy, Emmy, and Oscar-nominated artist! The Academy announced the 2023 nominations on 24 Jan., and the "Anti" singer was among the bunch, snagging a best original song nod, her first one ever, for "Lift Me Up" — one of the leading songs featured on the "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" soundtrack. She's nominated for "Lift Me Up" alongside her co-writers Tems, Ryan Coogler, and Ludwig Göransson.

Others nominated in the best original song category alongside the "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" musical team include "Applause" by Dianne Warren from "Tell it Like a Woman"; "Hold My Hand" by Lady Gaga and Bloodpop from "Top Gun: Maverick"; "Naatu Naatu" by M.M. Keeravaani and Chandrabose from "RRR"; and "This Is a Life" by Ryan Lott, David Byrne, and Mitski from "Everything Everywhere All at Once."

Rihanna's "Lift Me Up" dropped ahead of the Marvel movie's 11 Nov. release date and was previously nominated at the 2023 Golden Globe and Critics' Choice Awards for the same best original song category, though it has yet to earn a trophy. However, the 95th Academy Awards, which air on 12 March, could change that.

This wouldn't be the first time Rihanna has been up for a major award. The new mum and Fenty founder — who's also this year's scheduled Super Bowl halftime performer — raked up eight total nominations at the 2017 Grammy Awards for her "Anti" album. She won best rap/sung performance the previous year for her "Monster" collaboration with Eminem. Her "Unapologetic" album also won best urban contemporary album at the Grammys in 2014. Elsewhere, her "Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 3," which premiered on Prime Video in 2021, won outstanding choreography for variety or reality programming at the 2022 Emmy Awards.

If Rihanna keeps this pace up, she could join the EGOT winners club.

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