Beyoncé makes it to the Oscar’s Original Song shortlist

The superstar singer featured on Disney's remake of 'The Lion King'


Entertainment Desk December 19, 2019

Beyonce is no stranger to winning awards. The singing sensation has a staggering 23 Grammy’s under her belt and is the most nominated artist with a whopping 70 nominations through the course of her career.

Now, the megastar is a little bit closer to bagging her first Academy nomination. Queen Bey was nominated for her song Spirit from The Lion King in the Music (Original Song) category and has been shortlisted for the final voting, along with Pharrell Williams for Letter To My Godfather which featured during the end titles of The Black Godfather, reported Variety.

Elton John, who appears twice on the list for (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again from Rocketman and for Never Too Late. He also performed the end title song from Disney's 1994 animated classic The Lion King.

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Although John distanced himself from the Lion King remake, the music icon still bagged a nomination for his contribution, making the film the only one with two songs in the short list.

Beyonce, a multi-award Grammy winner, was majorly snubbed at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards. Her highly regarded documentary with Netflix, A Film By Beyoncé was nominated for six categories and surprisingly, didn’t manage to bag even one of them.

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However, the Oscars shortlists aren’t short of any surprises either. Taylor Swift’s collaboration with Andrew Lloyd Webber for the newly released Cats, Beautiful Ghosts was notably absent from the list. "Oscar voters from the Music Brand received a clip that included the song, but the film itself was not finished in time to screen for more award voters,” reported The Wrap.

A number of other Disney releases made the list including, Into the Unknown from Frozen II, Speechless from the Aladdin remake, and I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself from Toy Story 4.

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