'Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga's 'Husavik' Makes Oscars Shortlist
Following the film's release on Netflix in June, the hype surrounding one of the original songs of 'Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga', 'Husavik', has been immense. So much so that discussion around it being nominated for Best Original Song at awards shows had been brewing since the moment the film dropped on the streaming service.
And now, that dream is one step closer to reality.
Earlier today, the shortlists for nine categories at the Oscars, including the shortlist for Best Original Song, were announced, and the stirring Eurovision power ballad has been shortlisted alongside fourteen other songs in the category.
In the end, only five of these shortlisted songs will be nominated to the Oscars, and 'Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga' faces some fierce competition from the likes of 'Borat Subsequent Moviefilm', 'Mulan', and 'The Trial of the Chicago 7'.
So, how does 'Husavik' move from shortlisted candidate to nominee?
Well, the more than 345 members of the Music Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will vote on the shortlisted songs, with the top five making it through to the Oscars themselves, where the members will again vote for their favourite amongst the shortlisted entries.
And while 'Husavik' has made the Oscars shortlist, it has already been nominated for Best Song at the Critics Choice Awards. The song is one of six nominated, up against songs from 'The Outpost', 'Judas and the Black Messiah', 'The Life Ahead', 'One Night in Miami', and 'The United States vs. Billie Holiday'.
Unfortunately, the song failed to be nominated for the Golden Globe Awards.
The 26th Critics' Choice Awards will be hosted on The CW on 7 March (8 March in Australia).
The nominations for the 93rd Academy Awards are scheduled to be announced on 15 March (16 March in Australia).
Should 'Husavik' make it through, the 93rd Academy Awards will be hosted on American television network ABC on 25 April (26 April in Australia).