2021 Oscars: Best Original Song nominees include record 5 women

2021 Oscars: Best Original Song nominees include record 5 women
The songs in the running for the 2021 Best Original Song Oscar are “Fight for You” (“Judas and the Black Messiah”), “Hear My Voice” (“The Trial of the Chicago 7”), “Husavik” (“Eurovision Song Contest”), “Io sì (Seen)” (“The Life Ahead”), and “Speak Now” (“One Night in Miami”). Our current odds show that “Speak Now” (17/5) is favored to win, followed in order by “Husavik” (39/10), “Io sì (Seen)” (4/1), “Fight for You” (9/2), and “Hear My Voice” (9/2).

Eleven of the 12 individual songwriters included in this year’s lineup are first-time Oscar nominees, with Diane Warren (“Io sì (Seen)”) standing out as the only veteran. Since she was first recognized for “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” (“Mannequin”) 34 years ago, Warren has amassed 11 more nominations but has yet to win. Half of her bids have come over the last seven years, with her most recent loss being to Elton John and Bernie Taupin’s “(I’m
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