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11 March 2024

Billie Eilish Wins Best Original Song Oscar, Performs ‘What Was I Made For?’: Watch

Finneas O'Connell, left, and Billie Eilish pose in the press room with the award for best original song for What Was I Made For? from Barbie at the Oscars on Sunday, March 10, 2024, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles
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Billie Eilish and Finneas have won Best Original Song for What Was I Made For?, from the Barbie soundtrack, at the 2024 Academy Awards.

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The siblings received the award in person at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, where they thanked Barbie director Greta Gerwig, their parents, and more during their acceptance speech.

“I had a nightmare about this last night,” Billie Eilish said, before going on. “Thank you so much to the Academy. I feel like… I just didn’t think this would happen. I was not expecting this. I feel so incredibly lucky and honoured. Thank you to Greta. Where did you go? I love you! Thank you for this! I’m so grateful for this song and for this movie and the way that it made me feel. And this goes out to everyone who was affected by the movie and how incredible it is. And I want to thank my team and my parents. I love you guys so much.”

The other nominees for Best Original Songs were Barbie’s I’m Just Ken (performed by Ryan Gosling), Flamin’ Hot’s The Fire Inside (written by Diane Warren and performed by Becky G), American Symphony’s It Never Went Away (written by Jon Batiste and Semisonic’s Dan Wilson and performed by Batiste), and Killers of the Flower Moon’s Wahzhazhe (A Song for My People), written by Scott George and performed by the Osage Tribal Singers.

Upon receiving the nomination in January, Eilish and Finneas said, “As lifelong fans of film, music in film and the Academy Awards, this means everything to us.”

Oppenheimer was the big winner of the 96th Oscars with seven awards including best picture and best actor for Cillian Murphy. The film, which had nominations, also won best supporting actor for Robert Downey Jr, as well as best director for Christopher Nolan, plus film editing, cinematography and original score. Emma Stone was awarded Best Actress for her role in Poor Things.

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