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Billie Eilish Just Won Her First Oscar For No Time To Die

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Billie Eilish Just Won Her First Oscar For No Time To Die

I should've known... Billie Eilish has just won her first Oscar for 'No Time To Die'.

Think back to February 2020: Sonic the Hedgehog and The Invisible Man were playing in cinemas; people were excited for the new James Bond movie in the coming months; and Eilish released her track for the film to rave reactions.

One month later, everything changed: movies were postponed or cancelled; holidays were put on hold; countries across the world were put on lockdown, with nobody coming in or out. More than two years later though, with normality resumed, the singer has finally bagged that Academy Award

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Billie Eilish and Finneas O'Connell. Credit: Alamy
Billie Eilish and Finneas O'Connell. Credit: Alamy

Eilish and her brother and collaborator Finneas O'Connell emerged victorious over DIXSON and Beyoncé for King Richard's 'Be Alive', Lin-Manuel Miranda for Encanto's 'Dos Oruguitas', Van Morrison for Belfast's 'Down to Joy', and Diane Warren for Four Good Days' 'Somehow You Do'.

Despite some serious competition, Eilish was the favourite coming into tonight's Oscars, especially after taking home the the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media, the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song and the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Song.

It's also worth noting that the most recent Bond films preceding No Time To Die – Skyfall and Spectre – both won the Best Original Song Oscars. Eilish and O'Connell are also the first siblings to win since Richard and Robert Sherman, who won in 1964 for Mary Poppins.

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Earlier reacting to the nomination, she told Entertainment Tonight: "Words cannot describe how honoured and excited we are to have been nominated for an Academy Award for our song 'No Time To Die'.

"It was a lifelong dream of ours to write a Bond theme, and one we never thought would ever come true.

Billie Eilish. (Alamy)
Billie Eilish. (Alamy)

"It’s completely unbelievable that we are here being recognised for this song, and this is a peak life experience for us as songwriters and artists. To be recognised today among these other incredible nominees is something we most certainly do not take for granted.

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"Thank you to the Academy, from the bottom of our hearts. Thank you to Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson for allowing us this incredible opportunity, and to be part of Daniel Craig’s unparalleled legacy as James Bond.

"Thank you to Cary Joji Fukunaga, and last but not least, thank you to Hans Zimmer, Stephen Lipson and Johnny Marr for being an absolute joy to work with on this song."

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Featured Image Credit: Credit: ABC/Alamy

Topics: Film & TV, Billie Eilish, Film and TV, Entertainment, Oscars

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