The road to the Oscars just got straighter for rap mogul JAY-Z. His “Guns Go Bang” song from The Harder They Fall soundtrack was nominated in the Song Drama/Documentary category by the Society of Composers & Lyricists. The nomination is a key indicator for which songs will ultimately become Oscar contenders.
Both JAY-Z and his superstar wife, Beyonce are on the 2022 Oscar’s shortlist for Best Original Song, which will put the two in head-to-head competition if they both win the nomination. Beyonce was nominated for her contributions on the King Richard soundtrack with the song, “Be Alive.”
Voting for nominations will take place between January 27th and February 1st, and fans will see if Beyoncé and JAY-Z will make history when nominees are announced on February 8th.
The 94th annual Academy Awards will take place on March 27th.