Billie Eilish’s ‘What Was I Made For?’ wins Oscar for Best Original Song

Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell’s enchanting composition, “What Was I Made For?,” from the Barbie soundtrack, emerged victorious, clinching the prestigious title of Best Original Song at the 96th Academy Awards ceremony, reports.

This triumph marks Eilish’s second Oscar win, following their previous success with the James Bond theme “No Time To Die” in 2022.

In a fiercely contested category, Eilish overcame formidable contenders, including the fellow Barbie nominee “I’m Just Ken” by Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt, performed by Ryan Gosling. Other nominees included Jon Batiste and Dan Wilson’s “It Never Went Away” from American Symphony, Scott George’s “Wahzhazhe (A Song for My People)” from Killers of the Flower Moon, and Diane Warren’s “The Fire Inside” from Flamin’ Hot.

Billie Eilish attends the 96th Annual Academy Awards on March 10, 2024 in Hollywood, California. (Image: JC Olivera/Getty Images)

The victory of “What Was I Made For?” resonates beyond the Oscars, as it recently clinched the prestigious Song of the Year at the Grammys, echoing the historic achievement of Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On” in 1998.

Meanwhile, Ludwig Göransson received the accolade for Best Original Score for his exceptional work on Oppenheimer, marking his second Oscar win following his previous triumph with Black Panther in 2019. The category was presented by none other than Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo, who reunited as co-stars from the iconic production, Wicked.

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