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Here’s Why Beyonce and Jay-Z Are On Way to Make History At 2022 Oscars

Beyonce and Jay-Z are shortlisted for Best Original Song along with 13 others at Oscars 2022.

Beyonce and Jay-Z are one step closer to creating Oscar history. The musical power couple both are landing on the 94th Academy Award shortlist. Beyonce, 40, and Jay-Z, 52, were both put on the Oscar shortlist of 15 contenders for Best Original Song, as Variety reported.

However, if they both become Oscar nominees, they will become the first husband and wife in Oscar history to compete against each other in the same category. Beyonce is nominated for her song Be Alive from the Warner Bros. movie King Richard, starring Will Smith, which she wrote with songwriter Dixson. Meanwhile, her husband Jay-Z is nominated for his song Guns Go Bang from Netflix’s The Harder They Fall, which he performs with Scott ‘Kid Cudi’ Mescudi and co-wrote with Mescudi and the film’s writer-director Jeymes Samuel.

There are 13 other songs that made the shortlist for Best Original Song, which features some star-studded competition. Ariana Grande and Kid Cudi made the shortlist for Just Look Up, their song from the upcoming Netflix film Don’t Look Up. Billie Eilish also made the shortlist for her theme song to the James Bond adventure No Time to Die, which she co-wrote with her brother Finneas.

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Last year’s winner H.E.R. (who won for her Judas and the Black Messiah song Fight For You) is on the shortlist again with her song Automatic Woman from Halle Berry’s directorial debut Bruised. Nominations voting begins Thursday, January 27, and ends on Tuesday, February 1, with the Oscar nominations announced on Tuesday, February 8.

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