Beyoncé receives first ever Oscar nomination for ‘King Richard’ Biopic
The 28-time Grammy winner received a Best Original Song nod for "Be Alive" from the film King Richard.
Beyoncé Earns Her First Oscar Nomination for 'King Richard'
Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, received her first-ever Oscar nomination for her song "Be Alive" from King Richard, the biopic of Venus and Serena Williams' father Richard,
The song, which plays during the film’s end credits and is accompanied by archival footage of the real Williams family, features inspirational lyrics that recount the journey the Williams sisters have taken to the top of the tennis world.
On Tuesday (February 8), Beyoncé has scored her first-ever Academy Award nomination on Tuesday morning. The 40-year-old Icon is nominated for Best Original Song at the 2022 Oscars for her song “Be Alive,” which was featured in the Will Smith-starring film, King Richard.
Will Smith has received his third and fourth Oscar nominations this morning, earning his place on the Best Actor list for his role in King Richard, and sharing in the film’s Best Picture nomination with Tim White and Trevor White. Smith produced the film and played Richard Williams, the father of tennis players Venus and Serena Williams, in a story charting the early days of their careers.
Serena Williams reacts to 'King Richard' Oscar noms: 'Definitely Crying'
“I woke up to this. Our film is really nominated for an OSCAR!!!!!!!” the 23-time Grand Slam singles champion wrote on Instagram, alongside a photo from the film.
The tennis great thanked the actors in the film, including Will Smith (who plays the Williams sisters’ father, Richard, and received a Best Actor nomination for his role); Saniyya Sidney (who portrays Venus) and Demi Singleton (who plays Serena).
She also thanked Beyoncé, who scored a Best Original Song nomination for the song she co-wrote for the film, called “Be Alive.” It is the singer’s first-ever Oscar nomination.
“Congrats to EVERYONE I did not “@” as I am so emotional,” Williams added.
Williams and her sisters, Venus and Isha Price, were executive producers on the film, which was produced by Smith’s production company, Westbrook.