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Tems makes history as first Nigerian musician to be nominated for an Oscar

Tems Singer Hdu.png Nigerian musician Tems

Wed, 25 Jan 2023 Source: face2faceafrica.com

Tems has become the first Nigerian musician to be nominated for an Oscar award for helping write "Lift Me Up", one of the soundtracks on Marvel’s "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever".

Tems co-wrote "Lift Me Up" with Rihanna, Oscar-winning composer Ludwig Göransson, and director Ryan Coogler. "Blessed to have written this song in honour of Chadwick Boseman and even more blessed to hear the baddest @badgalriri voice it to perfection," the Nigerian singer-songwriter wrote last October while sharing the cover art of the song that has a portrait of Rihanna.

Tems, who has already worked with Beyonce, Drake, Justin Bieber, Future, Wizkid, and Khali, recorded a cover of Bob Marley’s "No Woman, No Cry" for the Wakanda Forever Prologue EP.

In October, the sensational Afrobeats singer took home one of the biggest awards at the annual BMI London Awards. She won the Impact Prize, which honors leading songwriters, music publishers, and composers in the UK and Europe. She was shortlisted for a Grammy and Golden Globe recently.

The singer has yet to comment on her historic Oscar nomination. The 95th Academy Awards will be aired live at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California, on March 12.

Check out the full list of nominations released on Tuesday.

Best Picture

All Quiet on the Western Front

Avatar: The Way of Water

The Banshees of Inisherin

Elvis

Everything Everywhere All at Once

The Fabelmans

Tár

Top Gun: Maverick

Triangle of Sadness

Women Talking

Actor in a Leading Role

Austin Butler, Elvis 

Colin Farrell, The Banshees of Inisherin 

Brendan Fraser, The Whale 

Paul Mescal, Aftersun 

Bill Nighy, Living 

Actress in a Leading Role

Cate Blanchett, Tár

Ana de Armas, Blonde 

Andreah Riseborough, To Leslie

Michelle Williams, The Fabelmans

Michelle Yeoh, Everything Everywhere All at Once 

Actor in a Supporting Role

Brendan Gleeson, The Banshees of Inisherin 

Brian Tyree Henry, Causeway

Judd Hirsch, The Fabelmans

Barry Keoghan, The Banshees of Inisherin

Ke Huy Quan, Everything Everywhere All at Once

Actress in a Supporting Role

Angela Bassett, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Hong Chau, The Whale

Kerry Condon, The Banshees of Inisherin 

Jamie Lee Curtis, Everything Everywhere All at Once 

Stephanie Hsu, Everything Everywhere All at Once 

Directing

Martin McDonagh, The Banshees of Inisherin

Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, Everything Everywhere All at Once

Steven Spielberg, The Fabelmans

Todd Field, Tár

Ruben Östlund, Triangle of Sadness

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

All Quiet on the Western Front

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Living

Top Gun: Maverick

Women Talking

Writing (Original Screenplay)

The Banshees of Inisherin

Everything Everywhere All at Once

The Fabelmans

Tár

Triangle of Sadness

Animated Feature Film

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

The Sea Beast

Turning Red

Documentary (Feature)

All That Breathes

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed

Fire of Love

A House Made of Splinters

Navalny

Documentary (Short Subject)

The Elephant Whisperers

Haulout

How Do You Measure a Year?

The Martha Mitchell Effect

Stranger at the Gate

International Feature Film

All Quiet on the Western Front, Germany

Argentina, 1985, Argentina

Close, Belgium

EO, Poland

The Quiet Girl, Ireland

Film Editing

The Banshees of Inisherin

Elvis

Everything Everywhere All at Once

Tár

Top Gun: Maverick

Cinematography

All Quiet on the Western Front

Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths

Elvis

Empire of Light

Tár

Sound

All Quiet on the Western Front

Avatar: The Way of Water

The Batman

Elvis

Top Gun: Maverick

Music (Original Score)

All Quiet on the Western Front

Babylon

The Banshees of Inisherin

Everything Everywhere All at Once

The Fabelmans

Music (Original Song)

"Applause," Tell It Like a Woman

"Hold My Hand," Top Gun: Maverick

"Lift Me Up," Black Panther: Wakanda

"Naatu Naatu," RRR

"This Is a Life," Everything Everywhere All at Once

Costume Design

Babylon

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Elvis

Everything Everywhere All at Once

Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris

Makeup and Hairstyling

All Quiet on the Western Front

The Batman

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Elvis

The Whale

Production Design

All Quiet on the Western Front

Avatar: The Way of Water

Babylon

Elvis

The Fabelmans

Visual Effects

All Quiet on the Western Front

Avatar: The Way of Water

The Batman

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Top Gun: Maverick

Short Film (Animated)

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

The Flying Sailor

Ice Merchants

My Year of Dicks

An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It

Short Film (Live Action)

An Irish Goodbye

Ivalu

Le Pupille

Night Ride

The Red Suitcase

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