Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Son Lux, Sofia Carson, and Rahul Sipligunj, Kaala Bhairava, and M.M. Keeravani have all been nominated for Best Original Song at the 2023 Oscars. Rihanna was nominated for her Black Panther: Wakanda Forever song “Lift Me Up,” Lady Gaga got a nod for “Hold My Hand” in Top Gun: Maverick, and Sofia Carson is up for Tell It like a Woman’s “Applause,” with music and lyrics by Diane Warren. Son Lux’s song “This Is a Life” featuring Mitski and David Byrne from Everything Everywhere All at Once is also nominated, as is the Golden Globe-winning single “Naatu Naatu” from RRR by Rahul Sipligunj, Kaala Bhairava, and M.M. Keeravani. The 2023 Academy Awards take place on March 12 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed the shortlist for this year’s nominees in late December, along with short lists for nine other categories. TK, TK, and more made the shortlist, but did not get nominated in the end.
Music (Original Song)
Rihanna – Lift Me Up (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever)
Son Lux Featuring Mitski & David Byrne – This Is a Life (Everything Everywhere All at Once)
Rahul Sipligunj, Kaala Bhairava & M.M. Keeravani – Naatu Naatu (RRR)
Sofia Carson – Applause (Tell It like a Woman)
Lady Gaga – Hold My Hand (Top Gun: Maverick)