- Rihanna's song Lift Me Up, featured in the blockbuster movie Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has been nominated for an Oscar
- The multiple Grammy Award winner's song is her original composition and she shares songwriting credits with Nigerian singer Tems
- The Academy Awards released a list of nominees who will face off at the 2023 prestigious Oscar Awards
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Award-winning songstress Rihanna has landed her first Oscar Awards nomination.
The chart-topping musician was recognised by the Academy Awards for her song Lift Me Up.
Rihanna lands first Oscars nomination
According to Daily Mail, Rihanna's song will compete against other nominees in the Best Original Song category.
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Lift Me Up is Rihanna’s original composition and she shares songwriting credits with Nigerian singer Tems, Ludwig Göransson and director Ryan Coogler.
Applause sung by Sofia Carso was featured in the film 'Tell It Like A Woman', and Lady Gaga's Hold My Hand, among others, also received nominations.
Will Smith Oscar Awards slap
Meanwhile, about a year ago, Legit.ng reported that award-winning actor Will Smith shocked the world after he walked on stage during the Oscar Awards and slapped comedian Chris Rock at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
The actor, who was seated close to Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong'o, left the distinguished crowd at the 94th Academy Awards held on Monday, March 28, 2022, in awe.
Will's altercation with the comedian spilt out of control after he made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith's shaven head.
After taking his seat, Will was heard shouting back at Chris rock saying:
"Keep my wife's name out of your f***ing mouth."
The celebrated movie star won Best Actor for his role in the film 'King Richard' where he plays tennis superstar sisters Serena and Venus William's dad.
He took the opportunity to apologise to fellow award nominees while receiving his award. In his emotional acceptance speech, Will revealed that his wife suffered from a medical condition that causes her to lose hair.
Will Smith apologises to Chris Rock
Later, Will Smith released footage expressing his remorse and deep apology to Chris Rock after slapping him at the Oscars.
The actor shared a clip admitting to his faults as he answered questions he revealed fans had sent him.
According to TMZ, Smith said:
"My behaviour was unnacceptable. I am deeply committed to putting love and light into the world... remorseful without shame, right?"