Award shows can always be an exciting time for those who create over the year and are looking to be honored. Especially if you are nominated to win at the 2020 Oscars, but that excitement may fade away when things don’t go as planned. For artists, Beyoncé and Pharell, they may not be too fond of the nomination list for the February ceremony.
Back in December, the two were on the Oscars shortlist for potential nominees but their names were nowhere to be found on the final list just dropped by the award show, this past Monday. When the Oscars shared their shortlist for the nominees of the “Best Original Song” category, both Beyoncé and Pharell made the cut. Beyoncé was nominated for her song, “Spirit” from The Lion King and Pharrell and Chad Hugo were nominated for their song “Letter to my Godfather” from The Black Godfather.
The singers that remain in the category will be Elton John and Bernie Taupin, Diane Warren, Randy Newman, Idina Menzel, and Cynthia Erivo.
Insecure actress, Issa Rae also seemed to be disappointed in the list of nominees. She announced the nominees on the official Livestream of the Academy and said: “Congratulations to those men” possibly throwing shade at the fact that women were absent from the “Best Director” category.