The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, is set to today, in Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, United States.
Many Nigerians look up to the emergence of Nigerian singer, Temilade Oyeniyi, in the nomination list.
It will be recalled that the singer had won a Grammy award on February 5.
Following a song collaboration with singer Rihanna; music producer, Ludwig Göransson; and Black Panther’s director, Ryan Coogler, in the song, “Lift Me Up,”Tems was nominated for the 2023 edition of the Oscars in the category of Best Original Song
Since the Grammy awards, Tems have become a motivation for many as her fan base keeps increasing.
Meanwhile, Tems will also become an Oscar award winner should Rihanna win the award in the category even though the nominees’ list has Tems as a contributor to the “music and lyrics” of the project.
The guidelines for the 95th award ceremony as regards the “Music (Original Score) category” states: “Only the principal composer(s) or songwriter(s) responsible for the conception and execution of the work as a whole shall be eligible for an award.
It added, “Expressly excluded from eligibility are all of the following: partial contributors (i.e., any writer not responsible for the overall design of the work), contributors working on speculation, producers and/or arrangers not responsible for the creation of the original song or score music supervisors,” it added.
The PUNCH reports Multiverse sci-fi smash “Everything Everywhere All at Once” makes 11 nominations while Irish dark comedy “The Banshees of Inisherin” and World War I flick “All Quiet on the Western Front” has nine.
Winners of different categories are given a copy of a golden statuette known as a trophy officially called the “Academy Award of Merit”.